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Nov. 23, 2021



Overnight Demolition Planned on Gallows Road Bridge over I-66 Next Week, November 29 – December 2

FAIRFAX – Overnight demolition of the old Gallows Road Bridge over I-66 will begin Monday, November 29, through Thursday, December 2, with multi-lane closures on I-66 West nightly so that crews can break up the old concrete bridge deck over I-66 West. The Gallows Road Bridge is being replaced as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

Drivers traveling on I-66 during this time should expect delays and should consider using alternate routes.  

Up-to-date information and lane closures related to this work can be found at the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project’s Gallows Road page. 

Demolition Progress to Date:

  • Crews completed daytime operations demolishing the old concrete bridge deck over the Metrorail Orange Line and Dunn Loring Metrorail Station on November 19. (See photos below)

What’s ahead for the Week of November 29: 

  • Beginning Monday night, November 29, crews will demolish the portion of the old concrete bridge deck over I-66 West using jack hammers, saw cutters, and hoe rams.
  • Portions of the bridge directly over I-66 will be demolished during overnight hours (typically between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.), when multiple lanes can be closed on I-66 to safely accommodate this work. 
  • Following demolition of the concrete deck, the old bridge beams over I-66 West and over the WMATA facilities will be removed during the overnight hours.
  • For updates on demolition progress visit transform66.org/gallowsroad

What Drivers Should Expect:

Monday, November 29, through Thursday, November 2
I-66 West from I-495 to Gallows Road

  • Three lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.
  • Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 20 minutes between 11 p.m. and 4:30 a.m.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.

Ramp from I-495 South to I-66 West

  • The ramp will be reduced to one travel lane from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.

Ramp from 495 Express Lanes North to I-66 West

  • The ramp will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.
  • Overhead variable message boards will direct traffic to alternate routes. 
  • The ramp will reopen by 5 a.m.

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.

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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Crews worked during daytime hours last week to remove the old concrete bridge deck over the
Metrorail Orange Line and Dunn Loring Metrorail Station.



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