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July 20, 2018



Lane Closures, Periodic Stoppages on I-66 Overnight this Weekend in Vienna/Oakton for Overhead Sign Removal
Removal of gantries and lane control signs for Transform 66 Outside the Beltway construction

FAIRFAX, Va. -  Drivers can expect overnight lane closures and periodic stoppages on eastbound and westbound I-66 between I-495 and Chain Bridge Road (Route 123) Friday and Saturday nights, July 20 and 21, for crews to remove overhead gantries.  

Details include:

Friday, July 20: Westbound I-66 Between I-495 and Route 123

  • Temporary closure of the three left lanes between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Periodic stoppages of up to 15 minutes between midnight and 4 a.m. between Nutley Street and Route 123 to remove two overhead gantries.

Saturday, July 21: Eastbound I-66 Between I-495 and Route 123

  • Temporary closure of the three left lanes between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • Periodic stoppages of up to 15 minutes between midnight and 2 a.m. between Nutley Street and Route 123 to remove one overhead gantry.

The overhead gantries include the speed advisory and "red x/green arrow" signs from the Active Traffic Management System and must be removed to allow for I-66 express lanes construction.  When the signs are turned off Friday evening, July 20, the shoulder lane will be made available as a fourth travel lane during peak periods and at other hours when not needed for construction-related lane closures.

Current HOV-2 rules continue to remain in effect for the HOV lane during the posted hours.

The I-66 Outside the Beltway Express Lanes are expected to open in December 2022.

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