VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Michelle Holland 703-586-0487


Feb. 7, 2020

Extended Overnight Lane Closures and Traffic Stoppages on I-66 East Inside the Beltway Planned This Saturday and Sunday Nights for Lane Shift

FAIRFAX – I-66 East will be narrowed to one lane with temporary traffic stoppages of up to 20 minutes during overnight hours this weekend between Exit 69 (Washington Boulevard/Lee Highway) and the Harrison Street overpass. Closures and stoppages are needed for travel lane shifts as part of the I-66 Inside the Beltway Eastbound Widening Project. 

Traffic on I-66 East will be reduced to a single lane during overnight periods as follows:

  • Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 9, from 9:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. (if needed)
  • Work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled to the following weekend (February 14-16) if needed

Travel lanes on I-66 East are being shifted to the left just prior to the Sycamore Street bridge and between the Sycamore Street bridge and the Patrick Henry Drive overpass for the next phase of construction in these areas. The final planned travel lane shifts for this phase of construction are tentatively scheduled for early March around the Sycamore Street bridge, and between the Patrick Henry Drive overpass and Exit 71 (Glebe Road/Fairfax Drive).

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.

The I-66 Eastbound Widening Project will add a travel lane along four miles of eastbound I-66 and install approximately 12,000 linear feet of new and replacement noise barriers. The project also includes 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 Metro Station at the Route 7 Interchange.

The additional eastbound lane is scheduled to open to traffic in fall 2020, and the overall project is expected to be complete in fall 2021. Learn more about the I-66 Eastbound Widening Project and sign up for project updates and lane closure alerts at Transform66.org.

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