Monday, September 20, 2010

Access Between Route 29 South and Route 55 to Close

Beginning this Thursday, September 23, motorists in Gainesville will no longer be able to turn right from Route 29 South onto Route 55 (John Marshall Highway), or access Route 29 from Route 55. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is permanently closing this access point as part of its Route 29 and Linton Hall Road interchange project.

Once the access is closed, motorists can use Heathcote Boulevard to Catharpin Road to Route 55, or use Gallerher Road to Route 55. Access to businesses on Route 55 between Route 29 and Gallerher Road will not be affected by this closure.

Earlier this summer, VDOT broke ground on the four-year construction project which includes widening Route 29 through Gainesville and building two bridges over the railroad tracks. Crews are currently building temporary detour roads for Route 29 and Linton Hall Road.

Once the detour roads are completed two years from now, crews will begin building the interchange. The entire project will be completed by the end of 2014.

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