VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Michelle Holland 703-586-0487


Feb. 22, 2019

Midday Stoppages on Route 29 Next Week for Blasting Operations at Future Gainesville Park and Ride Lot

GAINESVILLE, Va. – Temporary stoppages of up to 15 minutes are planned to occur on northbound and southbound Route 29 between University Boulevard and Heathcote Boulevard in Gainesville between 11 a.m. and noon each day from Wednesday, February 27, through Friday, March 1. Additionally, the ramp from westbound I-66 to northbound Route 29 (Exit 43B) 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 drivers 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 Beltway Project, which is scheduled to be completed in December 2022. The first part of the Gainesville Park and Ride Lot will open in fall 2019 with 960 parking spaces 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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