Under Construction: Route 7 at Battlefield Parkway in the Town of Leesburg

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Note: A "pardon our dust" meeting was held Oct. 17. 

Meeting Materials

This project is replacing the traffic signal at Route 7 (East Market Street) and Battlefield Parkway with a grade-separated interchange.

Other improvements include:

  • Removing the signal at Route 7 and Cardinal Park Drive and modifying the intersection.
  • Adding auxiliary lanes on eastbound Route 7 from the Leesburg Bypass to the new Battlefield Parkway interchange, and from the Battlefield Parkway interchange to River Creek Parkway.
  • Constructing a shared-use path along eastbound Battlefield Parkway and a sidewalk along westbound Battlefield Parkway.

Estimated Costs
Preliminary Engineering - $4 million
Right of Way Acquisition and Utility Relocation - $7.3 million
Construction - $66 million
Total - $77.3 million

This project is financed with federal, state (including Revenue Sharing), town, Loudoun County and Northern Virginia Transportation Authority funding.

Within the project limits, Route 7 averages 75,000 vehicles a day, Battlefield Parkway averages 14,000 and Cardinal Park Drive averages 6,400.


The project aims to relieve congestion, improve safety and enhance mobility for bicyclists and pedestrians along the corridor.

Major Milestones 

Begin Preliminary Engineering - March 2016
Public Information Meeting - May 2017
Design Public Hearing - March 2018
Categorical Exclusion Available - May 2018
Award Design-Build Contract - March 2019
Limited Access Control Public Notice - May 2019
Groundbreaking Ceremony - October 2019
"Pardon Our Dust" Meeting - October 2019
Estimated Completion - Fall 2021


Contact Info:

Jitender "Jay" Babra

Sanjeev Suri, P.E., PMP, CCM

Project Photos

Other relevant links:

Proposed Limited Access Control - May 2019 (Ad)

Limited Access Control Plans

Categorical Exclusion - May 2018

Presentation to Leesburg Town Council - June 2017
The Town Council endorsed Alternative 4 (Single Point Urban Interchange) for Battlefield Parkway and Option C-3 for Cardinal Park Drive (Right in/Right Out - Auxiliary Lane).

Previous Meetings >>

Major funding source: Northern Virginia Transportation Authority

Phase: Under Construction

UPC: 106573

State ID: 0007-253-109, P101, R201, C501, B601

Federal ID: STP-5A01 (704)

Lat/Long: 39.097038, -77.531676

Locality: Leesburg

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Existing traffic signal at Route 7 and Battlefield Parkway

Page last modified: Oct. 18, 2019