Route 7/287 Interchange Improvements

Overview

  • This project funds the planning, design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction of improvements for the Harry Byrd Highway (Route 7) and Berlin Turnpike (Route 287) interchange in the Town of Purcellville.
  • Within an estimated distance of 1.2 miles, the project scope includes lengthened and widened ramps, turn lanes, and expanded turn and through lanes along Route 287 between Eastgate Drive and the westbound Route 7 entrance/exit ramps. It also includes expanded pedestrian access to the W&OD Trail and traffic signal modifications.
  • Improvements to the interchange were recommended in a 2012 interchange analysis completed by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
  • The budget for this project includes local tax funding and VDOT Smart Scale funding.

Current Phase: Design - 100% Design Plans

Estimated Timeline

  • Winter 2021 - Fall 2022: Design
  • Winter 2023 - Spring 2023: Land Acquisition
  • Winter 2023 - Spring 2023: Right of Way Acquisition
  • Spring 2023 - Fall 2023: Utilities Relocation 
  • Winter 2024 - Spring 2024: Procurement of Construction Contractor
  • Spring 2024: Award Contract – Construction
  • Spring 2024: Notice to Proceed – Construction
  • Spring 2024 - Fall 2025: Construction
  • Fall 2025: Substantial Completion