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:
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 September 28, 2022)
Recent Construction Progress:
Upcoming Construction Activities:
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|
Aerial view of the Gallows Road Bridge area. (August 12, 2022)
Project progress at the Gallows Road Interchange. (August 12, 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.
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|
|Gallows Road Bridge complete, traffic shifted||Spring 2023|
|Express Lanes open||December 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|