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Be ready for closures at busy Route 7 and Belmont Ridge intersection

Loudoun County officials on Wednesday announced upcoming night closures to set structural steel for the future interchange at the Route 7 and Belmont Ridge Road intersection. The work a couple miles east of Leesburg will occur in two phases, with the first phase scheduled to begin on March 27.

Phase 1

Route 7 westbound single-lane closures are set to begin at 10 p.m. on March 27, weather permitting. During Phase 1, the Route 7 eastbound left turn lanes to Route 659 north and left through lane will be closed, beginning at 10 p.m. Complete closures of Route 7 and Route 659 will occur at 20-minute intervals between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m. Law enforcement personnel will be on site directing traffic throughout the work. During the 20-minute interval closures, Route 659 northbound and southbound will be closed onto Route 7 westbound. Turning movements throughout the night work will be subject to the direction of law enforcement personnel. Phase 1 night work and road closures will occur Monday through Friday nights and are expected to take 11 working days, weather permitting, with planned completion of Phase 1 around April 10.

Phase 2

Route 7 eastbound single lane closures are set to begin at 10 p.m. immediately following completion of Phase 1 night work and road closures around April 11. During Phase 2, the Route 7 eastbound left turn lanes onto Route 659 north and the Route 7 eastbound left and center through lanes will be closed, beginning at 10 p.m. Route 7 and Route 659 closures will occur at 20-minute intervals between 12 a.m. and 5 a.m. Phase 2 night work and road closures will occur Monday through Friday nights and are expected to take six working days from the completion of Phase 1, weather permitting, with planned completion of Phase 2 on or about April 20.

Visit http://www.loudoun.gov/route7-659 for more information.

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