Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Aug. 16, 2011
TRAFFIC ALERT: EXPECT TRAFFIC DELAYS IN GAINESVILLE AUG. 20-21
Only one lane open on Route 29
GAINESVILLE ― The Virginia Department of Transportation will close one of two lanes in each direction on Route 29 in Gainesville between I-66 and Linton Hall Road from 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 until 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. One lane in each direction will remain open for the half-mile stretch.
Motorists can avoid delays on Route 29 by using I-66 and Route 15. Message signs will be posted.
The 17-hour closure of the inside north and southbound lanes is needed so that crews can extract a 32-ton, 16-foot-long boring machine that became wedged below the roadway during construction work for the Route 29/Linton Hall Road improvement project.
More information on the construction project is available at
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