The Virginia Department of Transportation will be conducting midday traffic stoppages along U.S. 29 in Gainesville for construction of a future park-and-ride lot.
Starting Wednesday and continuing through Friday, stoppages will take place between 11 a.m. and noon on University Boulevard between U.S. 29 and Interstate 66. Additionally, the turn lanes from U.S. 29 to University Boulevard will be closed for up to 15 minutes beginning at 11 a.m.
The stoppages are needed for blasting of storm water drain trenches at the site of the Gainesville Park and Ride Lot being built near the intersection of Route 29 and University Boulevard. Residents and drivers in the area may hear loud noises and should expect travel delays.
All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if inclement conditions occur.
The work is part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project, which is scheduled to be completed in December 2022. The first part of the Gainesville Park and Ride Lot will open in 2019 with 960 parking spaces to serve carpool, vanpool, and commuter bus travelers.
VDOT and its private partners provide regular email updates to the public on traffic impacts due to construction activity. The public can sign up for these alerts at Transform66.org.