Route 7-690 Interchange
- This project funds the design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction of an interchange at Route 7 and Route 690 in Purcellville, located approximately two miles west of the Route 7/Berlin Turnpike interchange and approximately two miles east of the Route 7 and Business Route 7 interchange.
- The proposed Route 7/Route 690 interchange would alleviate connectivity issues in the roadway network around Purcellville, reduce traffic in downtown Purcellville and on Route 287, and provide a more direct route to destinations north and northeast of Route 7, including Woodgrove High School and Mountain View Elementary.
- A public information meeting on the design and location of the proposed interchange was held in April 2018 at Woodgrove High School to answer questions concerning the project and receive comments from the public on the proposed interchange project.
- The project has been awarded Virginia Department of Transportation Smart Scalefunding. This funding is scheduled to be provided in two installments of $5.5 million and $4.065 million in FY 2022 and FY 2023, respectively, bringing the project’s total budget to about $40.71 million.
- The Smart Scale program includes the use of Federal Funds. As a result, the project will follow Federal procedural requirements, including adhering to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.
- As part of the NEPA process, an Environmental Assessment has been prepared to analyze and document the potential social, economic and environmental effects associated with the proposed interchange project. The NEPA document was revised in December of 2019 as a result of a plan revision to incorporate roundabouts at the intersections of the proposed on/off ramps with existing Hillsboro Road.
- The proposed project conceptual plans and revised environmental documents are available for review on this web page or at the office of the Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure.
Current Status: September 2020
- In the next quarter, DTCI’s design consultant, Dewberry, will continue preparation of the design plans and plats; and coordination with utility providers. Land acquisition is approximately 15% complete.
- The project plans are in the final stages of design review. DTCI’s design consultant, Dewberry, received comments on the plans from VDOT and Loudoun County Building & Development.
- Plats denoting the proposed easements and right-of-way dedication needed for the project related to the project’s construction and to the floodplain alteration have been submitted to Loudoun County and the Town of Purcellville for review.
- A utility field inspection meeting was conducted on June 16, 2020. During this meeting utility relocation designs and cost estimates were coordinated and requested from Dominion, CenturyLink, and the Town of Purcellville.
- In the fall of 2022, based on the appropriation timing, VDOT Smart Scale funding for the project and utility relocation is anticipated to begin. Construction of the interchange improvements is estimated to start in 2023. Construction is estimated to take 36-48 months.
- The revised Environmental Assessment has been approved by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
- Final design plans are being prepared with design completion expected in the fall of 2020.
- Land acquisition is ongoing and is expected to be complete in the summer 2022.
- Utility relocation is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2022.
- Construction of the proposed interchange is anticipated to begin in 2023.
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- Public Notice of Route 7 and 690 Interchange Revised Environmental Assessment (PDF)
- Revised Draft Environmental Assessment for Route 7 and 690 Interchange (PDF)
- Approved Environmental Assessment for Route 7 and 690 Interchange (PDF)
- Conceptual Plans for Route 7 and 690 Interchange (PDF)
- Quarterly Report on Capital Improvement Projects (PDF)
- Search Board of Supervisors documents for information related to this project.
- If you have questions about this project, email county staff or call 703-737-8624.
- Email Glen Barbour, Public Information Officer or call 703-771-5086.