About the Project

Gallows Road

Gallows Road

Gallows Road has been rebuilt where it crosses I-66. The new alignment includes 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:

  • Straightened Gallows Road to improve sightlines for travelers
  • Added bike lanes and wider sidewalks in each direction on the bridge over I-66
  • Leaves room for future widening of Gallows Road to the north toward Tysons
  • Connects to the new shared-use path along I-66

Get a closer look with 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 May 19, 2023)

Construction Progress:

  • Beam installation over WMATA and I-66 West completed September 2022
  • Demolition of the old Gallows Road Bridge finished in February 2022
  • 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

 Upcoming Construction Activities:

  • Construction of new Gallows Road South Bridge deck, parapets, fencing, sidewalks, and shared-use path on bridge – spring/early summer 2023
  • Construction of approaches to bridge, including straightening of Gallows Road and realignment of shared-use path on north side of bridge – spring/early summer 2023
  • Second span of bridge open – anticipated summer 2023

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. (April 2023)

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.


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 Summer 2023
Express Lanes opened November 2022


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