Breaking Ground for Leesburg Pike Improvements

Breaking Ground for Leesburg Pike Improvements

Officials broke ground Thursday, June 13, on almost seven miles of transportation improvements coming to Leesburg Pike (Route 7) designed to increase capacity, improve safety and traffic flow, and provide better mobility for cyclists and pedestrians.

The project includes adding a third lane to Route 7 in each direction from Reston Avenue to Jarrett Valley Drive in Tysons, building shared-use paths along both sides, replacing and raising the bridge over Difficult Run, adding a pedestrian underpass for Colvin Run Mill Park access, as well as making other substantial intersection, bicycle and pedestrian improvements along the corridor.

One of the first milestones, a new triple-left turn from westbound Route 7 to southbound Baron Cameron Avenue, is expected to be complete by late August 2019. The entire project is scheduled for completion in summer 2024.