Route 7-690 Interchange

Overview

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The project has been awarded Virginia Department of Transportation Smart Scalefunding. 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 $40.71 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 (NEPA) process.
    • As part of the NEPA process, an Environmental Assessment has been prepared to analyze and document the potential social, economic and environmental effects associated with the proposed interchange project. The NEPA document was revised in December of 2019 as a result of a plan revision to incorporate roundabouts at the intersections of the proposed on/off ramps with existing Hillsboro Road.
    • The proposed project conceptual plans and revised environmental documents are available for review on this web page or at the office of the Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure.

Current Status: August 2020

  • The revised Environmental Assessment has been approved by Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). 
  • Final design plans are being prepared with design completion expected in the fall of 2020. 
  • Land acquisition is ongoing and is expected to be complete in the summer 2022. 
  • Utility relocation is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2022.
  • Construction of the proposed interchange is anticipated to begin in 2023.


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