Michelle Holland 703-586-0486
Jan. 18, 2019
Midday Stoppages Planned on Route 29 and University Boulevard in Gainesville Area Next Week for Blasting Operations at Future Park and Ride Lot
FAIRFAX, Va. - Temporary daytime stoppages are planned to occur on Tuesda, January 22, and Thursday, January 24 between 11 a.m. and noon on University Boulevard between Route 29 and I-66. Additionally, the turn lanes from Route 29 to University Boulevard will be temporarily closed for up to 15 minutes beginning at 11 a.m.
The stoppages are needed for blasting of storm water drain trenches at the site of the Gainesville Park and Ride Lot being built near the intersection of Route 29 and University Boulevard. Residents and drives in the area may hear loud noises and should expect travel delays.
All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if inclement conditions occur.
The work is part of the Transform 66 Outside the Betlway Project, which is scheduled to be completed in December 2022. The first part of the Gainesville Park and Ride Lot will open in 2019 with 960 parking space to serve carpool, vanpool, and commuter bus travellers.
VDOT and its private partners provide regular email updates to the public on traffic impacts due to construction activity. The public can sign up for these alerts at Transform66.org.
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