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Aug. 13, 2020



Overnight Lane Closures and Traffic Stoppages on I-66 at the I-495 Interchange Friday Night, August 14, and Next Week for Bridge Beam Installation

UPDATE (8/21): These beam lifts were completed Thursday night, August 20.

UPDATE (8/19): This work will continue through Friday night, August 21. All lanes on I-66 West will be open by 7:30 a.m.

FAIRFAX – Overnight lane closures and stoppages of up to 20 minutes on I-66 East at the I-495 Interchange are scheduled to occur Friday night, August 14, for bridge beam installation for the new I-66 Express Lane ramps. Nightly lane closures and stoppages will also be implemented next week, beginning Monday, August 17, through Thursday, August 20, with I-66 East and West near I-495 reduced to a single travel lane during the overnight hours. Bridge beam lifts over I-66 will require traffic stoppages of up to 30 minutes on I-66 West, and stoppages of up to 20 minutes on I-66 East each night. Work is part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. 

Drivers should expect delays if traveling in this area during these times and should consider using alternate routes.

Details include:

Friday, August 14
I-66 East between Cedar Lane in Vienna and I-495

  • I-66 East will be reduced to one travel lane approaching I-495 from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 20 minutes between 10 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
  • All lanes will reopen by 9 a.m.  

Monday, August 17, through Thursday, August 20
I-66 West between Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) and I-495

  • I-66 West will be reduced to one travel lane approaching I-495 from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. nightly.
  • Drivers should expect periodic 30-minute stoppages between 10 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. nightly for crews to lift bridge beams into place.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5:30 a.m.

I-66 East between Cedar Lane in Vienna and I-495

  • I-66 East will be reduced to one travel lane approaching I-495 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 20 minutes between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m. nightly for crews to lift bridge beams into place.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.  

Message boards on I-66 are providing advance notice of lane closures and traffic stoppages. 

All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if inclement conditions occur.

Construction and lane closure updates are available at Transform66.org and on Twitter @VaDOTNOVA. To receive updates automatically by email, sign up here.  

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