Route 7-690 Interchange
- This project funds the design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction of an interchange at Route 7 and Route 690 in Purcellville, located approximately two miles west of the Route 7/Berlin Turnpike interchange and approximately two miles east of the Route 7 and Business Route 7 interchange.
- The proposed Route 7/Route 690 interchange would alleviate connectivity issues in the roadway network around Purcellville, reduce traffic in downtown Purcellville and on Route 287, and provide a more direct route to destinations north and northeast of Route 7, including Woodgrove High School and Mountain View Elementary.
- The project has been awarded Virginia Department of Transportation Smart Scale Opens a New Window. funding. This funding is scheduled to be provided in two installments of $5.5 million and $4.065 million in FY 2022 and FY 2023, respectively, bringing the project's total budget to about $40.7 million
- The Smart Scale program includes the use of federal funds. As a result, the project will follow federal procedural requirements, including adhering to the National Environmental Policy Act Opens a New Window. (NEPA) process. As part of the NEPA process, an Environmental Assessment Opens a New Window. has been prepared to analyze and document the potential social, economic, and environmental effects associated with the proposed interchange project. Following approval of the assessment, which is expected in the summer of 2018, final design plans will be prepared, with expected completion of the design plans in the fall of 2019. The project could be bid for construction as early as July 2021.
- The design is expected to be complete in the fall or winter of 2019. Land acquisition is ongoing and is expected to be complete by the fall or winter of 2020. Construction is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2022.
- A public information meeting on the design and location of the proposed interchange was held in April 2018 at Woodgrove High School to answer questions concerning the project and receive comments from the public on the proposed interchange project.
For more information about the project, contact the Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure at 703-777-0396 or by email Opens a New Window. .