News Briefs in Centreville, Reston, Herndon

News Briefs in Centreville, Reston, Herndon


Route 29 South in Centreville Closed, March 17-20

Drivers beware – Route 29 south at I-66 in Centreville will be completely closed this weekend – including during the daytime – for drainage work. While the southbound lanes are out of service, two-way traffic will be reduced to a single travel lane in each direction on the northbound lanes. 

The closure will begin at 10 p.m. Friday, March 17, at 10 p.m. and continue through 5 a.m. Monday, March 20, at 5 a.m., during both daytime and nighttime hours. This work is part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. 

Drivers using ramps to and from I-66 will not be allowed to make left turns during this time. The ramp from southbound Route 29 to westbound I-66 will also be closed. Drivers should expect delays if traveling in this area and consider using alternate routes. 

All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if inclement conditions occur. Message boards on I-66 and Route 29 will provide advance notice of lane closures and traffic stoppages. 

Car Seat Inspections, March 23

Parents may get their children’s car seats inspected on Thursday, March 23, from 5-8:30 p.m., outside the Sully District Police Station. It’s at 4900 Stonecroft Blvd. in Chantilly. Inspections are done on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants should install the child safety seat, themselves, so the inspection can be performed. The seat will be properly re-installed, if necessary, and parents will be taught how to install the seat properly, in the future. Everyone is eligible. Another car-seat inspection is scheduled for April 6, at the same place and time.

Help Sully Police Identify Burglary Suspect

Detectives from the Sully District Police Station are asking community members to help identify the suspect involved in two commercial burglaries in Chantilly. To see a video of him, go to

The burglaries occurred last Wednesday, March 8, between midnight and 12:30 a.m. A man broke a window and entered La Tienda Confienza at 13655 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (Route 50) in Chantilly.

Police say he stole property and then forcefully entered the Burger Shack at 13661 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway. The man left on foot with both property and money. He’s described as having a thin build, and he was wearing all-black clothing, including a black baseball hat and black shoes, plus a white mask. 

Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this incident or others to call the detectives at the Sully District Police Station at 703-814-7000. Tips may also be submitted anonymously via Crime Solvers by phoning 1-866-411-TIPS (866-411-8477), texting FCCS plus the tip to 847411, or going to

Or download the P3 Tips’ App, “Fairfax Co Crime Solvers.” Anonymous tipsters are eligible for cash rewards of $100-$1,000 if their information leads to an arrest. If they wish to be contacted by a detective, they should leave their contact information.