GAINESVILLE — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a meeting at. 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 to provide details on the Route 29 traffic switch planned for the weekend of Aug. 16-18. The traffic switch will cause delays of up to an hour on roads in Gainesville.
Local businesses and residents are welcome to attend the meeting which will be held at 5095 Wellington Road, in the storefront located between the Sports Authority and Golfsmith in the Gateway shopping center. The project team will be available from 6 to 8 p.m.
VDOT plans to move Route 29 traffic onto the new bridge over the railroad tracks in Gainesville beginning Friday night, Aug. 16 through noon, Sunday, Aug. 18. During that time, only one lane will be open in each direction on Route 29 and Linton Hall Road. Motorists can avoid major delays by using I-66. Message signs will alert motorists of the closures and delays well in advance of the weekend work.
More information on the project is available here.