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Dec. 3, 2021



Overnight Demolition on Gallows Road Bridge Over I-66 Continues Next Week, Dec. 5-11
Gallows Road Bridge being replaced as part of Transform 66 Project

FAIRFAX – Overnight demolition of the old Gallows Road Bridge over I-66 will continue Sunday night, December 5, through Saturday night, December 11, with nightly multi-lane closures on westbound I-66. Crews will be breaking up the old concrete bridge deck over I-66 West and removing old bridge beams over I-66 West and the Metrorail Orange Line and Dunn Loring Metrorail Station. The Gallows Road Bridge is being replaced as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

What’s Ahead for the Week of December 5:

  • On Sunday night, December 5, crews will resume demolition of the portion of the old concrete bridge deck over I-66 West using jackhammers, saw cutters and hoe rams.
  • Following demolition of the old concrete deck over I-66 West, crews will remove the old bridge beams over I-66 West and the Metrorail facilities during overnight hours.
  • Once the old bridge beams over I-66 West and the Metrorail facilities are removed, crews will begin demolition of the northernmost bridge span during overnight hours.

Portions of the bridge directly over I-66 are being demolished during overnight hours (typically between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.), when multiple lanes can be closed on I-66 to safely accommodate this work. Remaining portions of the northernmost bridge span will be demolished during daytime hours to the extent feasible. For updates on bridge demolition progress, visit transform66.org/gallowsroad

What Drivers Should Expect:

Sunday, December 5, through Friday, December 10
I-66 West from I-495 to Gallows Road

  • Three lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. (7 a.m. Saturday)
  • Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 20 minutes between 11 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. (5:30 a.m. Saturday)
  • All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. weekdays (7 a.m. Saturday).

Ramp from I-495 South to I-66 West

  • The ramp will be reduced to one travel lane from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. (7 a.m. Saturday)
  • All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. weekdays (7 a.m. Saturday).

Ramp from 495 Express Lanes North to I-66 West

  • The ramp will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. (7 a.m. Saturday).
  • Overhead signs will direct traffic to alternate routes. 
  • The ramp will reopen by 5 a.m. weekdays (7 a.m. Saturday).

Saturday, December 11
I-66 West from I-495 to Gallows Road

  • Two lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • All lanes will reopen by 7 a.m.

Ramp from I-495 South to I-66 West

  • The ramp will be reduced to one travel lane from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • All lanes will reopen by 7 a.m.

All work is weather dependent, and schedules may shift if inclement conditions occur. 

Gallows Road Bridge Demolition Progress To Date:

  • Crews completed daytime operations demolishing the old concrete bridge deck over the Metrorail Orange Line and Dunn Loring Metrorail Station on November 19.
  • Crews began overnight demolition of the old bridge deck over I-66 West on November 30.

Drivers should expect delays, and stay alert for changing traffic patterns on Gallows Road near I-66 as construction continues through 2022. The Gallows Road Bridge over I-66 is being lengthened, widened, raised, and shifted to the east to accommodate the new I-66 Express Lanes and provide room for future improvements along Gallows Road.

Updates and lane closure information can be found at the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project’s Gallows Road page. Weekly updates are available at Transform66.org and on Twitter @VaDOTNOVA. To receive updates automatically by email, sign up here

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