Route 7/287 Interchange Improvements

Overview

  • 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 1.2 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.
  • Improvements to the interchange were recommended in a 2012 interchange analysis completed by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).
  • The budget for this project includes local tax funding and VDOT Smart Scale funding.

Current Status: May 2022

  • Loudoun County held a virtual design public meeting on the Route 7/287 Interchange Improvements on Thursday, April 14, 2022. Materials are below under Related Documents.
  • In the project design, a Shared Use Path (SUP) was added on the west side of Route 287 running from the existing W&OD Trail on the south side of the interchange to East Gate Drive. The revision was approved by the county and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) in winter 2021.
  • The environmental documents required for Smart Scale funding were revised to incorporate the SUP and the revised documents were submitted to VDOT for review and approval.
  • VDOT approved the Interchange Modification Report (IMR) in October 2021.
  • The Construction Plan and Profile (CPAP) submission was made to Loudoun County and the Right of Way (ROW) submission to VDOT for review in November 2021. The plans were also submitted to the Town of Purcellville for review.
  • This project is in the design phase which is currently estimated for completion in fall 2023.