Gallows Road Bike Lanes
Fairfax County and VDOT to add bike lanes on Gallows Road
- Adding on-road bicycle facilities to Gallows Road is a part of Fairfax County’s Comprehensive Bicycle Initiative.
- On-road bike facilities will be on Gallows Road from Cottage Street north to Old Courthouse Road.
- Facilities will fit within the existing roadway by reducing the lane and median widths and readjusting the pavement markings.
Two types of bicycle facilities will be created:
- 4-foot designated bike lane including signage and in-pavement markings
- 14-foot wide outside travel lane including signage.
- No additional right of way will be required to complete this project.
- This section of Gallows Road is a critical link in the County’s proposed bicycle network.
- It connects Dunn Loring Metro Station with the Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) trail and Tysons Corner.
- It was incorporated into the County’s Comprehensive Trails Plan in 2002.
- It is part of a larger project to extend bicycle lanes south to the Annandale/Springfield area.
- Funding for this project was approved by the voters of Fairfax County as a part of the 2007 bond referendum.
The existing parallel asphalt trail and concrete sidewalk
along Gallows Road will remain. These off-road
facilities provide access for:
Casual bike riders
- Young riders
- Recreational riders
- On-road bike lanes and wide curb lane will provide a safer area for more advanced riders who are comfortable riding with vehicular traffic.
- Sheet 1 of 3: Gallows Road from Cottage Street to Idylwood Road (1.5 MB)
- Sheet 2 of 3: Gallows Road from Idylwood Road to Science Applications Court/Merry Oaks Lane (1.4 MB)
- Sheet 3 of 3: Gallows Road from Science Applications Court/Merry Oaks Lane to Old Courthouse Road (1.2 MB)
- Gallows Road Typical Cross Sections
- Between Cottage Street and Idylwood Drive
- To be completed this summer as part of the VDOT repaving schedule
- From Idylwood Drive to Old Courthouse Road
- Projected to be constructed by 2013