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New Public Entrance Opens at INOVA Fairfax Hospital

Visitors will now use a new entrance at the intersection of Woodburn Road and Gallows Road.

INOVA Fairfax Hospital has a new public entrance for their Fairfax Medical Campus.

The hospital closed their gray entrance on Gallows Road to non-emergency department traffic on Saturday.

All traffic can now access the hospital through the new entrance called Wellness Boulevard at the intersection of Woodburn Road and Gallows Road. There is also a new traffic signal at the intersection as a result of the new entrance.

According to an announcement from Inova, the Blue Entrance is not affected and will remain open for use.

In addition to the new traffic light at the entrance, the announcement states that brand new right and left turn lanes will aid in helping improve traffic flow to those entering and exiting the campus.

Gary August 29, 2012 at 05:00 PM
I had heard a rumor that the construction that they're doing northwest of the hospital will provide access from Rt 50. Do you know if that's true?
Sherell Williams (Editor) August 29, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Hey Gary, thanks for your question. Another reader e-mailed me this morning asking about construction for a new tower that INOVA's working on. That could be what will provide access from Route 50. I'm looking into this and will post it once I hear back from INOVA.
Roe Panella August 30, 2012 at 01:50 PM
I'm told that construction is for another employee parking lot.
Mark Janczewski September 14, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Has anyone addressed the resulting increase on traffic on Woodburn result, and especially, the bottleneck that may be caused at the intersection of Woodburn and Gallows Roads? For example, during the morning rush hour, folks living in Camelot coming up Holly Road who need to head north on Gallows first have to turn left at the small "spur" by the Exxon station, then right on Woodburn and immediately try to get to one of the left turn lanes onto Gallows. This is already difficult due to the backup of traffic on east/northbound Woodburn, but will likely become critical during the 7-9 am period when nurses come off shift and doctors finish rounds and are leaving the hospital. I'd like to know who on the Fairfax County Planning commission approved this moving of a main (non-emergency) hospital entrance from a major road that is at least a couple blocks from one housing development to one that is next to an apartment complex and affects many more local residents. What the plan is to remediate the increase in traffic on Woodburn? Any ideas who to contact?
Gary September 17, 2012 at 12:10 PM
Mark, I agree that the Holly/Gallows/Woodburn intersection is a mess. So far, though, I haven't noticed much impact on Woodburn from the new hospital entrance. If anything, I would expect that traffic light to make it easier to make your right onto Woodburn, as that light will hold up oncoming traffic. I drive past the new light every day and it seems that there aren't very many cars using that entrance (yet?). We'll see if that changes over time.

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