RAMP FROM VIRGINIA CENTER BOULEVARD TO I-66 WEST CLOSED THROUGH EARLY JULY. DETAILS.

About the Project

Gallows Road

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.

Traffic Shifted to New Gallows Road Bridge

The new Gallows Road Bridge over I-66 is being built in two phases so that it can remain open for vehicles and pedestrians during construction. The first portion of the new bridge is just to the east of the current bridge. Both northbound and southbound Gallows Road travel lanes shifted to the new bridge in October 2021. Two-way traffic with two lanes in each direction will run on the new Gallows Road North Bridge while the old bridge is demolished and the southbound portion of the bridge is constructed. The remainder of the bridge is estimated to be complete in summer 2022.

Pedestrian access shifted to the east side of the new bridge at the end of October 2021. Pedestrians will use the sidewalk on the east side of the new Gallows Road Bridge during demolition of the old bridge and construction of the new span over I-66. Pedestrian detours will cross Gallows Road using the crosswalks at Cottage Street and Avenir Place/Bellforest Drive. 

Demolition of the old Gallows Road Bridge completed in February 2022, making room for construction of the remainder of the bridge.

Access to the Dunn Loring Metrorail Station, Stenwood Elementary School, and other destinations will be maintained while the southbound bridge is being built.

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.

Construction Update (Updated April 19, 2022)

Recent Construction Progress:

  • Demolition of the old Gallows Road Bridge finished in February 2022
  • Pile driving for construction of the new bridge abutments is complete
  • Northbound and southbound Gallows Road vehicle traffic shifted to the new bridge over I-66 in October 2021. Pedestrian traffic shifted to the east side of the new bridge at the end of October 2021
  • Beams for the new Gallows Road South Bridge have been installed over I-66 East

 Upcoming Construction Activities:

  • Installation of bridge beams over I-66
  • Construction of new Gallows Road South Bridge deck and parapets

Construction Update Meeting

The Transform 66 Project team held a virtual construction update meeting on upcoming activities on October 4, 2021. View a recording of the online presentation and question-and-answer session below. Download the presentation here.

Meeting Materials

Postcard about upcoming work - PDF, 2.1MB
Meeting Presentation - PDF, 1MB

Aerial view of the Gallows Road Bridge area

Aerial view of the Gallows Road Bridge area. (March 22, 2022)

Gallows Road traffic shifted to the new bridge over I-66 on October 24. Preparation for demolition of the old span is underway.

Gallows Road traffic shifted to the new bridge over I-66 on October 24. Preparation for demolition of the old span is underway. (October 25, 2021)

Just one pier remains from the old Gallows Road bridge. Pile driving for the new north bridge abutment has begun and can be seen in the background. (January 28, 2022)

Just one pier remains from the old Gallows Road bridge. Pile driving for the new north bridge abutment has begun and can be seen in the background. (January 28, 2022)

Demolition of the old south bridge abutment is complete. (January 28, 2022)

Demolition of the old south bridge abutment is complete. (January 28, 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 Metrorail 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.

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 August 2020
Bridge for new northbound Gallows Road complete, traffic shifted October 2021
Demolish old bridge, begin construction of new southbound Gallows Road bridge November 2021 – January 2022
Gallows Road bridge complete, traffic shifted Fall 2022
Express Lanes open December 2022

Resources

Segment 3_08 Dunn Loring - PDF, 10.625MB
Presentation to Stenhouse Place HOA (October 2019) - PDF, 2.1MB
Stenhouse Place Area Noise Wall Removal Flyer (April 2020) - PDF, 2MB
Briefing Presentation for Gallows Bridge Beam Lift (August 2020) - PDF, 10MB
Gallows Road Beam Lift Flyer - PDF, 2.4MB
Gallows Road Beam Lift Flyer - Spanish - PDF, 3.1MB
Gallows Road Shift and Bridge Demolition Postcard (September 2021) - PDF, 2.1MB


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