Route 7/Belmont Ridge Road Interchange
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The Route 7/Route 659 (Belmont Ridge Road) project provides for the design and construction of an interchange at the intersection of Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) and Belmont Ridge Road. Please check back as the project progresses for updates.
Lane Closure on Southbound Belmont Ridge Road Planned for June 12 - 23, 2017, for Route 7/659 Interchange Construction
Loudoun County officials announce an upcoming long-term right lane closure on southbound Belmont Ridge Road, south of Riverside Parkway and extending south of the signal at Promenade Drive. The Belmont Ridge Road southbound right lane closure is set to begin on or about Monday, June 12, 2017, at 9:00 a.m. and is expected to continue until 3:30 p.m., Friday, June 23, 2017, weather permitting. During this time, the southbound right lane of Belmont Ridge Road will remain closed until the new section of Belmont Ridge Road is connected to the existing Belmont Ridge Road.
Additionally, the double left turn lanes from Promenade Drive onto southbound Belmont Ridge Road will be reduced to one active left turn lane during this closure period of the Belmont Ridge Road southbound right lane. Drivers exiting the Lansdowne Town Center from Promenade Drive will be limited to one left turn lane onto southbound Belmont Ridge Road and one right turn lane onto northbound Belmont Ridge Road.
Pavement marking and signage will be modified at Promenade Drive to communicate these changes. Signage will be in place and will remain until the right lane on Belmont Ridge Road is re-opened on or about June 23, 2017.
Questions about the project may be directed to the Loudoun County Department of Transportation & Capital Infrastructure by email.
Loudoun County and the project team appreciate the community’s patience and attention to safety during construction!
Loudoun County issued a safety reminder when construction for the Route 7/659 Interchange project began. The project “Limits of Disturbance” are marked with stakes and white tape. Signage and/or safety fencing visually advises people in the area of active construction. Access to or through the project area is not permitted to ensure safety. This is particularly true for pedestrians in the vicinity.
Groundbreaking Ceremony Held
Loudoun County officials and other dignitaries gathered Tuesday, October 13, 2015, for a groundbreaking ceremony for the Route 7/Route 659 (Belmont Ridge Road) interchange and the widening of Belmont Ridge Road.
Notice to Proceed
In September 2014, the Loudoun County government issued a “notice to proceed” for the Route 7/Route 659 interchange and widening project.
On May 20, 2015, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors
awarded the contract for the construction
of the interchange to Shirley Contracting in the amount of about $48.3 million. The Board item and the "Copy Teste," (the official record of the Board's action), are online:
The Route 7/Belmont Ridge Road (Route 659) intersection is currently an at-grade signalized intersection. The intersection is being designed for a grade-separated interchange in accordance with the Countywide Transportation Plan.
The project also includes approximately 1.4 miles of reconstruction of Belmont Ridge Road from two-lanes to a four-lane divided section from the interchange limits at Route 7 to Gloucester Parkway.
The utility relocation work began in December 2014 and is planned to be completed by the fall of 2015. The "Notice to Proceed" that starts the contract construction time of 36 months is expected in September 2015.
The Route 7/Route 659 Interchange project is funded through a combination of local, state and federal funds and in coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
The Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure
is managing the design and construction of the project. In addition to the county, the engineer of record is Dewberry, the general contractor is Shirley Contracting, and the consultant is McDonough Bolyard Peck, Inc. Questions on the project may be directed to the county via email