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I-66 Spot Improvements - Spot 2

Westbound from Washington Boulevard in Arlington to the Dulles Access Road in Fairfax

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Jan. 2014

Est Completion Date
August 2015

Cost
$33 million

Contractor
Lane Construction Corp.

Locality
Arlington and Fairfax

District
Northern Virginia

Contact
Syed Khan, P.E.
Construction Manager
703-403-1176
Charles "Mel" Harvey, P.E.
Area Construction Engineer
703-259-3234

Construction Update

The contractor is currently building the auxiliary lane on the outside of westbound I-66. Paving is occurring during the night shift along the right lane. 

Motorists can soon expect erection of new overhead signs, as well as the final overlay of asphalt along the entire width of westbound I-66.

About the Project

This 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 to improve operations and safety on westbound I-66.

A new 12-foot-wide shoulder is also being constructed, with full-strength pavement capable of carrying traffic during emergencies.

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 auxiliary lane of almost two miles between the two ramps. A new 12-foot-wide shoulder was also constructed.

A third project between Lee Highway and Glebe Road is planned but not yet fully funded for construction.

Traffic Impacts

Motorists should expect to see trucks exiting and entering the highway in the work zone.

There will also be lane closures related to this work during the day (9 a.m.- 2 p.m.) and at night (10 p.m.- 5 a.m.). Delays are possible during these times.

Resources

View the project plans.

Pardon Our Dust Meeting Presentation (January 15, 2014)

UPC: 78828   
State Project: 0066-96A-113, C501, B602, B601
 

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