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 66 Parallel Trail, a shared-use path built along the interstate. The new design:
Get a closer look with the Transform 66 Interactive Map.
New Gallows Road Bridge
The new Gallows Road Bridge over I-66 is now complete and open to traffic. The northbound and southbound spans were built separately so that drivers could cross I-66 while demolition and reconstruction occurred. The northbound span was opened in October 2021 and carried both northbound and southbound traffic while the old bridge was demolished and the southbound portion of the new bridge was constructed. Demolition of the old Gallows Road Bridge was finished in February 2022.
The new Gallows Road Bridge is wider and includes a 5’ bike lane in each direction. Pedestrians now have a 7’ wide sidewalk along northbound Gallows Road or a 10’ wide barrier-separated path along southbound Gallows Road.
New Shared-Use Path
The 66 Parallel Trail, a 10-foot-wide shared-use path, has been built alongside I-66 from Dunn Loring to Centreville as part of the project. Its eastern terminus is at Gallows Road. This paved trail provides 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 connect the new path to the nearby W&OD Trail. Learn more here.
Aerial view of the new Gallows Road Bridge. (August 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.
|Postcard about upcoming work - PDF, 2.1MB|
|Meeting Presentation - PDF, 1MB|
Work begins on new bridge pier and abutments
|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|
|Express Lanes opened||November 2022|
|Gallows Road Bridge complete, traffic shifted||Summer 2023|
|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|