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Posted on: August 1, 2017

Change in Traffic Pattern at Route 7 and Ashburn Village Boulevard Set for August 2

Image of map of Route 7 and Ashburn Village Boulevard traffic patterns
On the evening of Wednesday, August 2, 2017, the traffic pattern at the intersection of Route 7 and Ashburn Village Boulevard is scheduled to change due to construction of the new interchange. Loudoun County encourages motorists who drive in this area to use extra caution as they navigate the new traffic patterns, which are expected to be in place for the next two months. 

Traffic Shifts
Motorists should be aware of the following shifts in traffic:
  • Northbound traffic on Ashburn Village Boulevard will be moved to the newly constructed bridge over Route 7.  
  • Vehicles turning right from northbound Ashburn Village Boulevard onto eastbound Route 7 will use the newly constructed ramp to merge onto Route 7.  
  • Vehicles traveling westbound on Route 7 to northbound Ashburn Village Boulevard, which provides access to Riverside Parkway, will use a newly constructed ramp instead of turning right at the existing traffic signal.
The new traffic pattern will also require temporary detours for two turns.  Signs will be posted to direct drivers to the detour routes.
  • Northbound traffic on Ashburn Village Boulevard will not be able to turn left to go westbound on Route 7. Motorists will cross Route 7, turn left onto Riverside Parkway, then turn left onto Lansdowne Boulevard and take the ramp onto westbound Route 7.
  • Eastbound traffic on Route 7 will not be able to turn left to go northbound onto Ashburn Village Boulevard. Motorists will exit Route 7 onto Lansdowne Boulevard and turn right onto Riverside Parkway.
The interchange at Route 7 and Ashburn Village Boulevard will eliminate the existing traffic signal and help ease traffic congestion along Route 7—one of Loudoun County’s top transportation priorities. The interchange project is part of a larger effort to transform Route 7 into a limited access road with no traffic signals between Countryside Boulevard in the Sterling/Potomac Falls area and East Market Street in Leesburg. Another project that is part of the effort is the interchange currently under construction at Route 7 and Route 659 (Belmont Ridge Road).  

Miller and Smith, the developer of One Loudoun, the mixed-use community located at Route 7 and the Loudoun County Parkway, is managing construction of the Route 7/Ashburn Village Boulevard project. Loudoun County contributed $5 million toward the cost of the interchange. The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2018.

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The map above depicts the location of the new ramps and bridge at Route 7 and Ashburn Village Boulevard, which are shown in white.  The new traffic patterns and detour routes are designated with red arrows; unchanged traffic patterns are represented by blue arrows. A larger view of the map is online here.

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