Monday, February 22, 2016

Blasting for Route 7 & Route 659 Interchange Construction Set to Begin

Loudoun County officials announce that blasting for the Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) and Route 659 (Belmont Ridge Road) interchange construction project will begin on or about Friday, February 26, and continue for approximately three months.  


Blasting is generally scheduled to occur between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as conditions permit. The blasting may necessitate temporary road closures on both Route 7 and Belmont Ridge Road for brief periods, usually not longer than 20 minutes. All closures will be managed in accordance with Virginia Department of Transportation and Loudoun County requirements.


Electronic message boards will be posted to notify motorists of the blasting.  


Updates and notices for the Route 7/659 Interchange project can be found at Questions about the project may be sent to the Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure by email at


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