Mar 14

Loudoun to Hold Virtual Design Public Hearing on Route 7/287 Interchange Improvements April 14

Posted on March 14, 2022 at 4:38 PM by Heidi Kellum

In coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Loudoun County is hosting an online design public hearing to gain input from the public on construction improvements for the Route 7 and Berlin Turnpike (Route 287) interchange in the Town of Purcellville. The public hearing will be held Thursday, April 14, 2022, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to join the virtual hearing to learn, ask questions and provide input about the project. 

 Login information and hearing materials, including the public advertisement for the hearing, are available for review at loudoun.gov/route7-287interchange

This project funds the design and construction of improvements for the Route 7 and Route 287 interchange in the Town of Purcellville. Within an estimated distance of 1.2 miles, the project scope includes lengthened and widened ramps, turn lanes and expanded turn and through lanes along Route 287 between Eastgate Drive and the westbound Route 7 entrance/exit ramps. It also includes expanded pedestrian access to the W&OD Trail and traffic signal modifications.

Comments will be accepted during the hearing, or by April 29, 2022, through the online comment form at loudoun.gov/route7-287interchange; by mail to Gary Pozzouli, Loudoun County Department of Transportation & Capital Infrastructure (DTCI), 101 Blue Seal Drive, Suite 102, Leesburg, VA, 20177; or by email to DTCI . Please reference “Route 7/287 Interchange Improvements” in the subject line.

Funding for this project includes local tax funding and VDOT Smart Scale funding (State Project: 6007-053-177 P101,R201, C501, UPC: 111664, Federal Project: PE -STP-5A01 (959), CN – NHPP-5B01(192). This federal program is administered locally by VDOT.

For more information about the Route 7 and Berlin Turnpike (Route 287) interchange project, including a link to sign up for updates about the project and upcoming public hearing, visit loudoun.gov/route7-287interchange.

Mar 17

30% Design Plans for Route 7/287 Interchange Under Review

Posted on March 17, 2021 at 10:36 AM by Heidi Kellum

In winter 2021, the final Interchange Modification Report and 30% design plans for the Route 7/287 Interchange project were submitted to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) for review and approval. The county’s design consultant completed the geotechnical investigation and is finalizing the environmental documents required for Smart Scale funding.

This project is in the design phase, currently estimated for completion in fall 2022.

This project funds the planning, design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction of improvements for the Harry Byrd Highway (Route 7) and Berlin Turnpike (Route 287) interchange in the Town of Purcellville. Within an estimated distance of 1.19 miles, the project scope includes lengthened and widened ramps, turn lanes, and expanded turn and through lanes along Route 287 between Eastgate Drive and the westbound Route 7 entrance/exit ramps. It also includes expanded pedestrian access and traffic signal modifications.

The budget for this project includes local tax funding and VDOT Smart Scale funding. The Smart Scale program includes the use of federal funds, which requires following the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.

More information about the project, including related documents, can be viewed on the project page

Oct 15

The Design Phase is Underway for Route 7/287 Interchange Improvements

Posted on October 15, 2020 at 9:35 AM by Heidi Kellum

The county’s design consultant for the Route 7/287 Interchange Improvements project, Volkert, Inc., has completed the survey, submitted the draft Interchange Modification Report and initiated environmental investigations required for Smart Scale funding. 

This project funds the planning, design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction of improvements for the Harry Byrd Highway (Route 7) and Berlin Turnpike (Route 287) interchange in the Town of Purcellville. Within an estimated distance of 1.19 miles, the project scope includes lengthened and widened ramps, turn lanes, and expanded turn and through lanes along Route 287 between Eastgate Drive and the westbound Route 7 entrance/exit ramps. It also includes expanded pedestrian access and traffic signal modifications.

The budget for this project includes local tax funding and VDOT Smart Scale funding. The Smart Scale program includes the use of federal funds, which requires following the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process.

The design phase of this project is currently estimated for completion in fall 2022.

More information about the project, including related documents, can be viewed on the project page