VDOT Warns of Traffic Stops on Route 7 Due To Power Line Work

Dominion Power’s new 12-mile, high-voltage power line along Route 7 in Loudoun County will require traffic stops as crews stretch lines across the roadway. Motorists should expect periodic daytime traffic stops for up to 15 minutes on Route 7 just west of the Charles Town/Route 9 interchange July 12-16, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT). All lanes of traffic in both directions will be stopped while Virginia Dominion Power crews pull wires across roadways.

The stops will take place Monday between noon and 3:30 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and Friday between 9 a.m. and noon.

Each day, VDOT and Virginia State Police will monitor traffic volumes before initiating traffic stops.

As work continues on the new power line, motorists can expect delays throughout the summer at the following times and locations:

  • Mid-July: expect periodic stops on Route 7 near the interchange of Route 9
  • Late-July – August: expect periodic stops on the Route 7 Bypass between Dry Mill Road and Route 15
  • August-September: motorists will experience the most delays in this timeframe as workers string lines along Route 7 and the Bypass between Route 15 and River Creek Parkway.