Mike Murphy 703-259-1757
Sept. 28, 2015
WB 66 PAVING IN ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH STARTS TONIGHT
Nighttime lane closures will occur during three weeks of work
FAIRFAX—Starting at 10 p.m. Monday, September 28, westbound I-66 between Lee Highway and the Dulles Airport Access Road will receive its final paving and permanent striping as part of the I-66 Spot Improvements project.
Lane closures will occur during the three weeks of work, which will take place each week Sunday through Friday night, from 10 each night until 5 the following morning. All work is weather permitting.
Motorists can expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes.
Upon completion of this work in mid-October, traffic will be flowing in its final configuration through the project.
The work is part of the $33 million project to improve westbound I-66 inside the Beltway by connecting the Washington Boulevard on-ramp to the off-ramp at the Dulles Airport Access Road, creating a new one-mile stretch of auxiliary lane. A new 12-foot shoulder will have full-strength pavement capable of carrying traffic during emergencies. The project is scheduled for final completion in November.
A similar project completed in December 2011 extended the acceleration lane at Fairfax Drive to the deceleration lane at Sycamore Street, 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.
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