Joan Morris 703-259-1799

Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779


April 18, 2012

Weekend detour for intersection improvement project

MERRIFIELD—The Lee Highway (Route 29) and Gallows Road intersection in Merrifield will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, April 27 until mid-afternoon Sunday, April 29 for crews to repave the intersection as part of the ongoing construction project.

Drivers will not be able to cross the intersection and are encouraged to use alternate routes. Signs will be posted detouring drivers around the intersection via Prosperity Avenue, Gallows Road, Providence Forest Drive, Hartland Road, Lee Highway and Porter Road (see example route).

All businesses along Lee Highway and Gallows Road will remain accessible, however drivers will need to use the detour if approaching from the other side of the intersection.

Message signs are posted to notify drivers of the upcoming closure. During the closure, Fairfax County Police will be present at all four approaches to the intersection to alert drivers.

This $110 million project ($23 million construction) will be complete in November 2012 and includes widening and improving the intersection, constructing dual left-turn lanes on Route 29 at Gallows, a sidewalk, shared-use path, and landscaped medians. Visit VDOT’s project page for more information.

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