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Michelle Holland 703-586-0487


Dec. 4, 2020

Extended Daytime Lane Closures Next Week for Paving on I-66 East in Arlington for the I-66 Eastbound Widening Project

FAIRFAX – The right lane of I-66 East will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. next week between Sycamore Street and Exit 71 (Glebe Road/Fairfax Drive) in Arlington for final paving on the I-66 Eastbound Widening Project. Extended closures are needed so that paving can occur during the daytime hours in this last section of the project, as overnight temperatures are too low to accommodate this work.

Details include:

Monday, Dec. 7, and Tuesday, Dec. 8: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Back up will be Wednesday, Dec. 9: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The right lane and right shoulder will be closed on I-66 East between Sycamore Street and Exit 71 (Glebe Road/Fairfax Drive) for paving operations.

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

This work is part of the I-66 Eastbound Widening Project, which will add a travel lane along four miles of eastbound I-66 between the Dulles Connector Road and Exit 71 (Glebe Road/Fairfax Drive). The project is also building a new bridge over Lee Highway (Route 29) for the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail and constructing a new direct access ramp from eastbound I-66 to the West Falls Church Metrorail Station at the Leesburg Pike (Route 7) Interchange. The project has installed approximately 12,000 linear feet of new and replacement noise barriers. Learn more about the project at inside.transform66.org.

Drivers are urged to use caution and expect possible delays. Real-time traffic conditions and information is available at www.511virginia.org or through the 511 Virginia mobile app.

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