Saturday, September 18, 2010

Expect Delays Near Route 7 Bypass in Leesburg on Sunday and Monday

Tomorrow, Sunday, September 19, and Monday, September 20, motorists will experience major traffic delays on Market Street (Route 7 Business) near the Route 7 Bypass in Leesburg while Dominion Virginia Power crews continue pulling wires across roadways for the new power line. Traffic will be stopped for up to 20 minutes at a time from 6:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday.

Three ramps will also be affected; the ramp from northbound Leesburg Bypass to eastbound Market Street, the ramp from northbound Leesburg Bypass to westbound Market Street, and the ramp from southbound Leesburg Bypass to eastbound Market Street.

State Police and VDOT will monitor traffic queues and if traffic backups become significant will temporarily suspend stoppages to relieve the queues.

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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