Traffic will change to new Gallows Road overpass as shortly as tomorrow

The aged Gallows Road overpass over I-66 (via Google Maps)

Preparations for a upcoming demolition of a Gallows Road overpass over I-66 in Dunn Loring are about to get underway.

Northbound trade on Gallows will change to a new overpass during daytime hours tomorrow (Thursday) with southbound trade approaching to follow fit subsequent week, a Virginia Department of Transportation announced yesterday (Tuesday).

VDOT anticipates starting to explode a existent overpass around Oct. 23, a routine that will take 30 to 40 nights.

Here are some-more sum on a trade changes from VDOT’s news release:

Pedestrians will continue to use a west side of a stream overpass until southbound Gallows Road trade shifts to a new span. At that time, walking entrance will be shifted to a easterly side of a new bridge, with detours regulating a crosswalks during Cottage Street and Avenir Place/Bellforest Drive.

Following this trade shift, a stream Gallows Road Bridge over I-66 will be demolished to concede for construction of a new southbound overpass span. Demolition of a stream overpass is approaching to start on or about Oct 23. Most of a overpass is directly over I-66 or a Dunn Loring Metrorail Station and will need to be demolished during a overnight hours, when mixed lanes can be sealed on I-66 and a Metrorail Station and marks can be sealed to safely accommodate this work. Demolition activities will start during a daytime hours when feasible, to minimize impacts to a circuitously communities. Additional information and updates about dispersion work and trade closures will be supposing on the project website. All work is continue contingent and schedules might change if severe conditions occur.

The deputy of a Gallows Road overpass is partial of a Transform 66 Outside a Beltway project, that will extend a I-66 Express Lanes some-more than 22 miles west from a I-495 rotate in Dunn Loring to Gainesville.

The new overpass will underline softened sightlines, bicycle lanes and wider sidewalks in any direction, and connectors to a shared-use trail that’s being assembled alongside I-66, according to the plan website. It’s being built in dual phases, with a southbound side approaching to be finished subsequent summer.

The altogether Transform 66 plan is on line to open a new demonstrate lanes in Dec 2022, VDOT reliable during a public information meeting final week.

“Drivers should be warning for changing trade patterns on Gallows Road nearby I-66 as construction continues by 2022,” VDOT said. “Drivers are reminded to delayed down and compensate courtesy to line markings and alley signs during all times.”

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