Monday, September 6, 2010

Expect Major Delays on Route 7/15 Bypass in Leesburg on Sunday, Sept. 12

This coming Sunday, Sept. 12, motorists can expect traffic stops of up to 20 minutes on the Route 7/15 Bypass in Leesburg while Dominion Virginia Power crews continue pulling wires across roadways for the new power line, that according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. The work will take place from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m.

Traffic stops will occur on the east and westbound lanes of the Route 7/15 Bypass, just west of Sycolin Road. Traffic stops will also occur on Sycolin Road at the Route 7/15 Bypass. Motorists heading to Leesburg can use Battlefield Parkway to avoid major delays.

State Police and VDOT will monitor traffic queues and temporarily suspend stoppages if necessary to relieve delays.

The work is part of Dominion Virginia Power’s construction of a 12-mile, high-voltage power line from a new substation northwest of Hamilton, near the intersection of Berlin Turnpike and Route 7, to a substation off Cochran Mill Road east of Leesburg. The project requires crews to string electric lines along about nine miles of VDOT roads, crossing them a total of 15 times. Periodic traffic stops will continue through mid-September.

For more information about Dominion’s project and for updates on traffic stops, visit and enter “Pleasant View” in the search bar.

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