Route 7 improvements continue

Traffic Update

A safety improvement initiative is currently in progress along Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) in Clarke County.

Covering a span of approximately 2.5 miles between Route 606 (River Road) and Route 601 (Blueridge Mountain Road), this $2 million project aims to enhance road safety.

Upgrades include widening shoulders, installing new rumble strips, updating or installing guardrails, and refreshing pavement markings.

Motorists traveling in both directions on Route 7 should remain vigilant for single-lane closures until the end of October.

Eastbound lane closures are anticipated on weekdays from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

While westbound lane closures may occur on weekdays or weeknights between 8 p.m. and 1 p.m.

Please note that all activities are subject to weather conditions.

Kickin’ Asphalt Paving and Excavating LLC, based in Strasburg, Va., was awarded a $1,959,055 construction contract by the Virginia Department of Transportation in April 2024 to execute the Route 7 project.

Funded by a combination of federal and state resources, the project is slated for completion by October 31, 2024.

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Route 7 night closures

Traffic Update

VDOT is reporting that Route 7 Westbound will have single lane closures as needed between Blue Ridge Mountain Road and Shepherds Mill Road for rock and soil testing, 8 p.m. to 9 a.m. on Sunday and Monday nights, September 24-25.

Route 7 Eastbound and westbound single lane closures between River Road and Route 7 Business just east of Berryville for shoulder widening and rumble strip installation.

Eastbound lane closures 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. weekdays.

Westbound lane closures between 8 p.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays or weeknights.

Estimated completion December 2023.

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