Use I-66 to avoid hour-long delays
GAINESVILLE— Motorists can expect major delays in Gainesville this weekend as the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) shifts Route 29 traffic onto the new bridge and eliminates the at-grade railroad crossing where numerous crashes have occurred over the years between trains and vehicles.
From 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23 until noon Sunday, Aug. 25, only one lane in each direction will be open on Route 29 and Linton Hall Road and some turning movements will be restricted.
Motorists can avoid delays of up to an hour through Gainesville by using I-66 and Route 15.
In order to switch traffic, crews need to construct a tie-in to the new bridge and pave and stripe the area. Police will be on the scene to assist with traffic control.