Occasional delays may be possible when blasting for construction of the interchange at Route 7 and Belmont Ridge Road begins on or about Feb. 12.
Loudoun County officials announced Thursday that blasting would begin, as conditions permit, Feb. 12 and continue weekly for about two months. The blasting will occur in the median of Route 7, which is also known as Harry Bird Highway.
Blasting is scheduled to occur between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. as conditions permit. The blasting may cause temporary road closures for brief periods, generally not longer than 20 minutes. All closures will be managed in accordance with Virginia Department of Transportation and Loudoun County requirements. All blasting will comply with the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s requirements. Electronic message boards will be posted to advise the public of blasting.
Updates and notices for the Route 7/659 Interchange project construction phase can be found at loudoun.gov/route7-659.