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About the Project

Gallows Road

Gallows Road is being rebuilt where it crosses I-66. The new alignment will include improved bicycle and pedestrian facilities on the bridge over I-66 and access to the new shared-use path being built along I-66. The new design will:

  • Straighten Gallows Road to improve sightlines for travelers
  • Add bike lanes and wider sidewalks in each direction on the bridge over I-66
  • Leave room for future widening of Gallows Road to the north toward Tysons
  • Connect to the new shared-use path being built along I-66

Get a closer look at what’s planned through the Transform 66 Interactive Map.

New Gallows Road Bridge

The new Gallows Road Bridge will be wider and include a 5’ bike lane in each direction. Pedestrians will be able to use a 7’ wide sidewalk along northbound Gallows Road or a 10’ wide barrier-separated path along southbound Gallows Road. Improved pedestrian and bicycle facilities will tie into the Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metrorail Station.

Overnight Lane Closures, Traffic Stoppages on I-66 West October 27-30 for Work on New Gallows Road Bridge

Overnight lane closures and stoppages of up to 20 minutes are scheduled for I-66 West approaching Gallows Road Tuesday, October 27, through Friday, October 30, for overhead bridge work on the new Gallows Road Bridge over I-66. Work is part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

Additionally, Gallows Road over I-66 will be reduced to a single travel lane in each direction each night. Two-way traffic will run on the southbound side of Gallows Road. 

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

Tuesday, October 27, through Friday, October 30
I-66 West from Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) to Gallows Road

  • I-66 West will be reduced to one travel lane approaching Gallows Road during overnight hours, Tuesday, October 27, through Friday, October 30, from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 20 minutes between midnight and 4 a.m.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.

Ramp from 495 Express Lanes North to I-66 West

  • The ramp will be closed during overnight hours, Tuesday, October 27, through Friday, October 30, from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.

Traffic will be detoured to I-66 East, take the exit for Route 7, stay to the left and turn left at the traffic signal, then follow signs to I-66 West.

Gallows Road over I-66

  • Gallows Road over I-66 will be reduced to a single travel lane in each direction Tuesday, October 27, through Friday, October 30, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. Two-way traffic will run on the soutbound side of Gallows Road during this period.
  • All lanes reopen by 5 a.m.

Building the New Bridge

The new Gallows Road bridge will be built in two phases so that it can remain open for vehicles and pedestrians during construction. Four lanes and pedestrian access to the Dunn Loring Metro will be maintained during construction.

First, a new bridge will be built just to the east of the current bridge. When complete (estimated in early 2021), northbound and southbound traffic will be shifted from the old bridge, which will then be demolished. A new bridge will be built in its place, which will carry southbound traffic and the shared-use path in the final configuration (estimated in early 2022). 

New Shared-Use Path

A 10-foot-wide shared-use path is being built parallel to I-66 from Dunn Loring to Centreville as part of the project, with its eastern terminus at Gallows Road. This paved trail will provide cyclists and pedestrians with off-road access to Metro stations, parks, other trails, and communities stretching from Dunn Loring to Centreville. Sidewalks and bike lanes along Gallows Road will connect the new path to the nearby W&OD Trail. Learn more here.

What Neighbors Can Expect

  • Noisy construction activities such as bridge demolition and pile driving will be avoided at night, when possible. Noise to expect at night includes back-up alarms on equipment and trucks, which is necessary to protect worker safety.
  • Lighting of the construction work area will be directed to minimize light pollution for nearby residents.
  • Pedestrian access over I-66 and to Dunn Loring-Merrifield Metrorail Station will be maintained on at least one side of Gallows Road during construction.
  • The project team has met regularly with Stenwood Elementary School administrators about minimizing construction impact on school activities.
  • Project emails and website will be used to communicate major traffic switches or nighttime work.

What Drivers Can Expect

  • Gallows Road will remain open during construction, but there will be long-term and short-term traffic shifts and other traffic pattern changes during construction.
  • Drivers should expect additional changes as work progresses at the interchange. Sign up for project email updates to keep up to date.

Timeline

Anticipated Schedule Dates
Work begins on new bridge pier and abutments
Summer 2019
Noise wall removal and replacement begin Early 2020
Bridge beam placement and road re-alignment construction begins Summer 2020
Bridge for new northbound Gallows Road complete, traffic shifted Early 2021
Demolition of old bridge and construction of new southbound Gallows Road Early 2021
Gallows Road bridge complete, traffic shifted Early 2022
Express lanes open December 2022

Resources

Segment 3_08 Dunn Loring - PDF, 10.625 KB
Presentation to Stenhouse Place HOA (10/29/2019) - PDF, 2.1 MB
Stenhouse Place Area Noise Wall Removal Flyer (April 2020) - PDF, 2MB
Briefing Presentation for Gallows Bridge Beam Lift – 8/21/20 - PDF, 10MB
Gallows Road Beam Lift Flyer - PDF, 2.4MB
Gallows Road Beam Lift Flyer - Spanish - PDF, 3.1MB