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Aug. 24, 2020



Gallows Road Bridge Work Continues This Week With Overnight Lane Closures on I-66 and Gallows Road
Traffic stoppages nightly on I-66 West; Flaggers to alternate northbound and southbound Gallows Road traffic over I-66 in a single lane between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

UPDATE (8/27): No Gallows Road bridge beam lifts are planned over I-66 West on Friday night. Flagging is still planned on Gallows Road to complete utility work.

FAIRFAX – Bridge beam installation for the new Gallows Road Bridge will continue this week, requiring overnight lane closures on I-66 East and West each night, Monday, August 24, through Friday, August 28. Traffic stoppages of up to 20 minutes are planned each night on I-66 West. Additionally, Gallows Road over I-66 will be reduced to a single travel lane in each direction each night this week from 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., with two-way traffic running on Gallows Road South. Flaggers will alternate northbound and southbound traffic in a single lane on Gallows Road between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. for utility work that is also taking place in this area.  

Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to use alternate routes.  All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if inclement conditions occur.

Details include:

Monday, August 24, through Thursday, August 27
Gallows Road over I-66

  • From 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. nightly, Gallows Road over I-66 will be reduced to two lanes with one travel lane in each direction. Two-way traffic will run in the southbound lanes during this period.
  • From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly, northbound and southbound traffic will be flagged with alternating travel in a single lane over I-66 for utility work.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5:30 a.m.

I-66 East from Cedar Lane in Vienna to I-495

  • I-66 East approaching Gallows Road will be reduced to two travel lanes from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly.
  • All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m.

I-66 West from Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) to Gallows Road

  • I-66 West will be reduced to two travel lanes from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 20 minutes between 10 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. nightly.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.

Ramp from 495 Express Lanes North to I-66 West

  • The ramp will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Traffic will be detoured to I-66 East, take the exit for Route 7, stay to the left and turn left at the traffic signal, then stay to the right and follow signs to I-66 West.

Friday, August 28
Gallows Road over I-66

  • From 8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Gallows Road over I-66 will be reduced to two lanes with one travel lane in each direction. Two-way traffic will run in the southbound lanes during this period.
  • From 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., northbound and southbound traffic will be flagged with alternating travel in a single lane over I-66 for utility work.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5:30 a.m.

I-66 West from Route 7 to Gallows Road

  • I-66 West will be reduced to one travel lane from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 20 minutes between 10 p.m. and 4:30 a.m.
  • All lanes will reopen by 7 a.m.

Ramp from 495 Express Lanes North to I-66 West

  • The ramp will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Traffic will be detoured to I-66 East, take the exit for Route 7, stay to the left and turn left at the traffic signal, then stay to the right and follow signs to I-66 West.

Ramp from I-495 South to I-66 West

  • The ramp will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Traffic will be directed farther south to Route 50 West, stay to the right to exit to Gallows Road North, turn left at the traffic signal on to Route 29 (Lee Highway) South, travel about two miles and make a right onto Nutley Street North, then follow signs to turn left to I-66 West.

Additional nights of lane closures and traffic stoppages on I-66 West and extended lane closures on Gallows Road at I-66 are scheduled to occur next week as work to install bridge beams continues. 

The Gallows Road Bridge over I-66 is being reconstructed as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. The bridge is being lengthened, widened, raised, and shifted to the east to accommodate the new Express Lanes and provide room for future improvements along Gallows Road. Lane closures and stoppages on and around Gallows Road at I-66 will allow crews to install bridge beams over the Dunn-Loring/Merrifield Metrorail Station platform and I-66 West, leveraging the current Metrorail Orange Line closure. The beam lifts must be done when the Orange Line is closed, as the new bridge is located directly above the Metrorail platform.

Weekly updates will be available at Transform66.org and on Twitter @VaDOTNOVA. 

Gallows Road over I-66 will be reduced to two travel lanes between 8 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. Monday night, August 24, through Friday night, August 28, for bridge beam installation and utility work.  Two-way traffic will run in the southbound lanes of Gallows Road.

Monday night, August 24, through Friday night, August 28, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., flaggers will alternate northbound and southbound Gallows Road traffic in a single lane over I-66.



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