Late night traveling will be impacted along Route 7 as the Belmont Ridge Road interchange construction progresses. Loudoun County officials announced upcoming planned night closures to set structural steel for the future interchange at the intersection of Route 7 and Route 659 (Belmont Ridge Road). The work will occur in two phases with the first phase scheduled to begin the night of March 27.
During the noted period for night work, daytime construction activities will continue and include intermittent lane closures as necessary. Daytime lane closures are expected to continue into June 2017.
In advance of the start of Phase 1, electronic message boards will be posted around March 17 to advise the public of night work. The signs will remain in place through the completion of Phase 2. County officials ask that motorists plan ahead to take alternate routes to avoid this area during the affected times.
Route 7 westbound single-lane closures are set to begin at 10 p.m., on or about March 27, weather permitting. During Phase 1, the Route 7 eastbound left turn lanes to Belmont Ridge Road north and the left through lane will be closed, beginning at 10 p.m. Complete closures of Route 7 and Belmont Ridge Road will occur at 20-minute intervals between midnight and 5 a.m. Law enforcement personnel will be onsite directing traffic throughout the work.
During the 20-minute interval closures, Belmont Ridge Road northbound and southbound will be closed onto Route 7 westbound. Turning movements throughout the night work will be subject to the direction of law enforcement personnel. Phase 1 night work and road closures will occur Monday through Friday nights and are expected to take 11 working days, weather permitting, with planned completion of Phase 1 on or about April 10.
Route 7 eastbound single lane closures are set to begin at 10 p.m. immediately following completion of Phase 1 night work. Road closures will start around April 11, depending on weather. During Phase 2, the Route 7 eastbound left turn lanes onto Belmont Ridge Road north and the Route 7 eastbound left and center through lanes will be closed, beginning at 10 p.m.
As in Phase 1, Route 7 and Belmont Ridge Road closures will occur at 20-minute intervals between midnight and 5 a.m. Phase 2 night work and road closures will occur Monday through Friday nights and are expected to take six working days from the completion of Phase 1, weather permitting, with planned completion of Phase 2 on or about April 20.