Joan Morris 703-259-1799
Jennifer McCord 703-259-1779
Oct. 17, 2013
WESTBOUND I-66 SPOT IMPROVEMENT TO BEGIN
Washington Boulevard to the Dulles Access Road inside the Beltway
FAIRFAX─Work will begin early next year on the second of three spot improvements designed to improve operations and safety on westbound I-66 inside the Beltway, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. The project will connect the Washington Boulevard on-ramp to the off-ramp at the Dulles Airport Access Road, creating a one-mile stretch of auxiliary lane on I-66.
The Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded the $23 million contract today to The Lane Construction Corporation.
A new 12-foot-wide shoulder will also be constructed, with full-strength pavement capable of carrying traffic during emergencies. The project is expected to be complete in summer 2015.
A similar project was completed in December 2011, extending the acceleration lane at the Fairfax Drive on-ramp (just west of George Mason Drive) to the deceleration lane at the Sycamore Street off-ramp, creating a continuous lane of almost two miles between the two ramps.
A third project between Lee Highway and Glebe Road is planned but not yet fully funded for construction.
Most work impacting traffic is expected to be done overnight with alternating lane closures and traffic shifts. More details on traffic impacts will b announced when the construction schedule is finalized.
For more details visit the VDOT project page.
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