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Rt. 7 work in Clarke County is ongoing with light going active May 22

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The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) report by email the continued work on the safety-enhancement for Route 7.

The almost $2 million project encompasses about 2 and half miles between Route 606 and Route 601 in Clarke County.

Crews continue to widen shoulders, install rumble strips, along with upgrading guardrails, and new pavement markings.

Motorists on Route 7 eastbound can continue to expect single lane closures weekdays between 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Westbound single lane traffic is to be expected between 8 p.m. and 1 a.m. weekdays.

This construction work is expected to last through October 31 and is subject to weather conditions.

The project is funded by both federal and state dollars.

Along with that construction the new signal installed at the intersection of Route 7 and Hallowed Crossing Way in Frederick County has been flashing.

That light provides access to the Opequon Crossing Development along the south side of Route 7.

The light will go active on Wednesday May 22.

Dedicated lanes for both left and right turns are at the intersection.

Those traveling out of Hallowed Crossing Way will have 2 right turn lanes onto eastbound Route 7.

Those wishing to go toward Winchester will need to use the leftmost right turn lane and then make a U-Turn at the signalized crossover east of the main traffic signal.

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