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Walney Road in Chantilly to close for more than a year
Posted by WTOP/Dave DildineThe Virginia Department of Transportation plans to close a portion of Walney Road in Chantilly near Va. Route 28 on or around Wednesday, May 1. The closure will last for more than a year as a new overpass is constructed above Route 28, according to a news release.Drivers on who normally use Walney Road between Route 28 and Cabells Mill Drive will need to detour using Westfields Boulevard during the construction.The landscape along Interstate 66 is changing as work to build High Occupancy Toll lanes continues. The project area is vast; over 22 miles long, it will include new E-ZPass only lanes alongside three main lanes from the Beltway to Gainesville. Some interchanges will be completely overhauled. It also includes new park & rides and bike paths.A significant component of the endeavor, dubbed by the VDOT as "Transform 66 Outside the Beltway," includes major upgrades to Va. Route 28.With a goal of eliminating chronic backups on Route 28 that result from overwhelmed traffic signals at the Braddock Road and Walney Road intersection, VDOT will eliminate the signalized intersections between Ellanor Lawrence Park and I-66.Braddock Road and Walney Road will meet Route 28 on an overpass when work is completed. Stonecroft Boulevard will be extended southward and parallel Route 28, acting as a service road for drivers seeking access to Lawrence Park. Another new overpass above Route 28 will be constructed for Poplar Hill Road, which will connect Walney Road and the new section of Stonecroft Boulevard.