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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