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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Blasting on Route 659 Resumes March 22, 2018; Blasting in Route 7 Median Continues

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Loudoun County officials announce that blasting along Route 659 (Belmont Ridge Road) will resume on or about March 22, 2018, for the Route 7 and Route 659 interchange construction project. Blasting will be concentrated just south of the future intersection of Russell Branch Parkway between Gloucester Parkway and Route 7 to allow for the construction of the northbound lanes of Belmont Ridge Road. Blasting along Route 659 is expected to be completed in early April. 

Meanwhile, blasting necessary for grading of the Route 7 median continues in the median and is expected to be completed in mid-April. 

Blasting is generally scheduled to occur between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2:00 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 construction of the Route 7/659 interchange may be found at Questions about the project may be directed to the Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure by email.  


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