The Virginia Department of Transportation’s Northern Virginia District has detailed detour plans for the 10-month closure of Battlefield Parkway at Route 7 scheduled to begin later this month.
Leesburg town officials say the closure is necessary for the construction of the bridge that will carry Battlefield Parkway traffic over Route 7.
Once the closure is in place, the traffic signal at the intersection will be removed. Through-traffic on Route 7 will not be affected by the detours, according to town officials.
Traffic will be detoured around the closure via Crosstrail Boulevard and Russell Branch Parkway or River Creek Parkway and Fort Evans Road, depending on the direction. During the Battlefield Parkway closure, motorists should expect to see additional traffic enforcement in the construction zone and along the detour routes.
The $77 million bridge project is expected to be completed in fall 2021.
More information can be found at virginiadot.org/route7battlefield.