Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Community Meeting on Eastern Route 7 Improvements Tomorrow Night, Thursday, June 30

The Loudoun County Department of Construction and Waste Management (DCWM) will host a community meeting on the Eastern Route 7 Safety Improvement Project tomorrow night, Thursday, June 30, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Place in Potomac Falls.

In addition to staff from DCWM, representatives of the Loudoun County Office of Transportation Services, Design Engineer (A. Morton Thomas and Associates) and the Virginia Department of Transportation will be at the meeting to provide an update to area residents regarding the status and design of this project. Members of the Board of Supervisors have been invited to attend.

The Eastern Route 7 Safety Improvement Project is designed to improve traffic flow and safety, as well as reduce travel time through the busy section of the Route 7 corridor, from Potomac View Road through Augusta Drive.

The project will widen the intersection and add turn lanes at Potomac View Road; add a transition lane on Route 7 eastbound; widen Sterling Boulevard to have concurrent left turns onto Route 7 westbound; increase the length of the turn lanes on Sterling Boulevard and add transition lanes on Route 7; and provide improvements to the intersection for turning and through movements at Augusta Drive.

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