The following news release, from the Virginia Department of Transportation, warns of backups in the heart of Merrifield on Oct. 5 and 6:
Two of three lanes to close for paving
MERRIFIELD ─ Motorists should avoid Route 29 in Merrifield this Saturday, Oct. 5. Two of three lanes will be closed on Route 29 from Hilltop Road to the bridge over the Capital Beltway from 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 until mid-day Oct. 6 Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews are doing final paving work as part of the Route 29 and Gallows Road intersection improvement project. The entire project is expected to be complete in mid-November.