VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Michelle Holland 703-586-0487
Oct. 12, 2021
Northbound Gallows Road Travel Lanes Shift to New Alignment at I-66 on or about October 14
Current Gallows Road Bridge over I-66 to be demolished later this month following shift of northbound and southbound Gallows Road traffic to new bridge
FAIRFAX – Northbound Gallows Road travel lanes will shift to a new Gallows Road Bridge over I-66 during the daytime hours on or about Thursday, October 14. The southbound travel lanes are planned to shift to the new span during the week of October 18. The Gallows Road Bridge is being replaced as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.
Pedestrians will continue to use the west side of the current bridge until southbound Gallows Road traffic shifts to the new span. At that time, pedestrian access will be shifted to the east side of the new bridge, with detours using the crosswalks at Cottage Street and Avenir Place/Bellforest Drive.
Following this traffic shift, the current Gallows Road Bridge over I-66 will be demolished to allow for construction of the new southbound bridge span. Demolition of the current bridge is anticipated to begin on or about October 23. Most of the bridge is directly over I-66 or the Dunn Loring Metrorail Station and will need to be demolished during the overnight hours, when multiple lanes can be closed on I-66 and the Metrorail Station and tracks can be closed to safely accommodate this work. Demolition activities will occur during the daytime hours when feasible, to minimize impacts to the nearby communities. Additional information and updates about demolition work and traffic closures will be provided on the project website. All work is weather dependent and schedules may shift if inclement conditions occur.
Drivers should be alert for changing traffic patterns on Gallows Road near I-66 as construction continues through 2022. Drivers are reminded to slow down and pay attention to lane markings and roadway signs at all times.
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. The reconstructed bridge will also include improved sidewalk, shared-used path, and bike lanes.
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