VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Michelle Holland 703-586-0487


May 21, 2021

Gallows Road over I-66 to be Reduced to a Single Travel Lane in Each Direction During Overnight Hours Next Week, May 24 -27, for Continued Utility Work
Sidewalk along Gallows Road South over I-66 to close for about two weeks; Pedestrians will be directed to sidewalk along Gallows Road North

FAIRFAX – Gallows Road over I-66 will be reduced to one travel lane in each direction during overnight hours Monday, May 24, through Thursday, May 27, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night. The southbound side of Gallows Road will be closed with two-way traffic running on the northbound side. The closures are necessary for utility work on the bridge as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. 

Additionally, beginning Monday, May 24, the sidewalk along Gallows Road South (the west side) will be closed for approximately two weeks between the entrance to Stenwood Elementary School and Avenir Place, including the bridge over I-66. Pedestrians will be directed to the sidewalk along northbound Gallows Road (the east side) between Cottage Street and Bellforest Drive/Avenir Place during this period. 

Drivers should expect delays if traveling in this area and are encouraged to use alternate routes.  

Details include:

Monday, May 24, through Thursday, May 27
Gallows Road North and South over I-66

  • The southbound side of Gallows Road will be closed between Stenhouse Place and Avenir Place with a single lane of traffic traveling in each direction on the northbound side between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.
  • Southbound drivers on Gallows Road will not be allowed to turn right to Avenir Place or left on to Bellforest Drive.
  • Drivers on Avenir Place and Bellforest Drive will not be allowed to turn left on to Gallows Road.
  • All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m.

All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if inclement conditions occur.

Gallows Road 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. Bike lanes and wider sidewalks are also being added along Gallows Road. 

Message boards on Gallows Road will provide advance notice of lane closures and traffic stoppages. Weekly updates will be available at Transform66.org and on Twitter @VaDOTNOVA. To receive updates automatically by email, sign up here



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