Release, Town of Leesburg:
On Thursday, June 26, 2014, the Virginia Department of Transportation will begin construction on a truck-climbing lane and other improvements to ease traffic congestion and improve safety along Route 7 just west of Leesburg.
During construction, drivers can expect daily lane closures on Route 7 between West Market Street and Route 9 as well as on Route 9 between the Route 7 interchange and Simpson Circle. These lane closures will be timed to minimize disruption during peak morning and evening rush hours. There may also be occasional nighttime lane closures. VDOT will carefully monitor traffic flow and adjust lane closure hours as necessary.
VDOT is administering the $39.5 million project in cooperation with the Town of Leesburg and Loudoun County. Shirley/Dewberry is the design-build contractor. The project is expected to be complete in October 2015. For more information, please visit the
VDOT project page.