Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Aug. 19, 2013
AVOID ROUTE 29 IN GAINESVILLE THIS WEEK-END
Use I-66 to avoid hour-long delays
Traffic will be moved to a new bridge eliminating the railroad crossing on Route 29 in Gainesville.
GAINESVILLE— Motorists can expect major delays in Gainesville this weekend as the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) shifts Route 29 traffic onto the new bridge and eliminates the at-grade railroad crossing where numerous crashes have occurred over the years between trains and vehicles.
From 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 until noon Sunday, Aug. 25, only one lane in each direction will be open on Route 29 and Linton Hall Road and some turning movements will be restricted.
Motorists can avoid delays of up to an hour through Gainesville by using I-66 and Route 15.
In order to switch traffic, crews need to construct a tie-in to the new bridge and pave and stripe the area. Police will be on the scene to assist with traffic control.
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