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Oct. 19, 2021



Gallows Road South Shifts to New Alignment at I-66 on or about October 21; Demolition of Old Gallows Road Bridge Planned to Begin October 23

UPDATE: This shift is now scheduled for Oct. 22.

FAIRFAX – Southbound Gallows Road travel lanes will shift to a new Gallows Road bridge over I-66 during the daytime hours on or about Thursday, October 21. Pedestrian access across I-66 will shift to the sidewalk on the east side of Gallows Road, 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 second portion of the new bridge. Demolition of the current bridge is anticipated to begin on or about Saturday, October 23, and is anticipated to require approximately 45 nights of demolition activity. 

The Gallows Road Bridge is being replaced 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.

Northbound Gallows Road traffic shifted to the new bridge on October 14.

Additional information and updates about demolition work and traffic closures will be provided on the project website.  

What Neighbors Should Expect:

  • Demolition work will begin on or about Saturday, October 23, with removal of the concrete bridge deck using jackhammers, saw cutters, and hoe rams, followed by removal of steel bridge beams. 
  • Work will begin on the span over the Dunn Loring Metrorail Station, and will progress northward toward the span over I-66 West.
  • Most of the bridge is directly over I-66 or the Dunn Loring Metrorail Station and will need to be demolished during 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 daytime hours when feasible to minimize impacts to the nearby communities.  
  • For updates on demolition progress visit outside.transform66.org/gallowsroad.

What Drivers Should Expect:

Saturday, October 23, through Monday, October 25
I-66 West from I-495 to Gallows Road

  • Three lanes will be closed Saturday night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.; Sunday night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.; and Monday night from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. daily (6 a.m. Sunday).

Ramp from I-495 South to I-66 West

  • The ramp will be reduced to one lane Saturday night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.; Sunday night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.; and Monday night from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. daily (6 a.m. Sunday).

Ramp from 495 Express Lanes North to I-66 West

  • The ramp will be closed Saturday night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.; Sunday night from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.; and Monday night from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Overhead variable message boards will direct traffic to alternate routes.
  • The ramp will reopen by 5 a.m. daily (6 a.m. Sunday).

Tuesday, October 26, through Thursday, October 28
I-66 East from Cedar Lane to Gallows Road

  • Three lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.
  • All lanes 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.

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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