VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Michelle Holland 703-586-0487
July 17, 2020
New Temporary Traffic Signal, Ramp at Nutley Street/I-66 Interchange Beginning on or about Tuesday, July 21
Nutley Street North drivers will use new ramp and traffic signal to reach I-66 West as construction and traffic pattern changes continue
FAIRFAX - Drivers on northbound Nutley Street will use a new, temporary ramp and traffic signal to reach I-66 West beginning on or about Tuesday morning, July 21, as construction of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project continues.
Starting during the early morning hours of Tuesday morning, July 21, drivers should expect the following traffic pattern change, weather permitting:
Nutley Street North to I-66 West
- The loop ramp from northbound Nutley Street to I-66 West will close during the early morning hours on Tuesday, July 21. Drivers will access I-66 West by turning left at a temporary traffic signal onto a new temporary ramp that merges with the existing ramp from southbound Nutley Street to I-66 West.
- Two travel lanes will continue through the interchange in both directions on Nutley Street.
- Drivers traveling south on Nutley Street should remain alert for traffic turning left from northbound Nutley Street heading to I-66 West at the new temporary signal-controlled intersection. The traffic signals will operate in a flashing mode prior to the loop ramp closure, and will begin operating in full color when the traffic changes are implemented.
The change will allow for the removal of the existing loop ramp from northbound Nutley Street to westbound I-66, which will then be rebuilt in its future, permanent location. The change will also allow for the construction of a new ramp in the northeast quadrant of the interchange, which will enable drivers to turn left onto Nutley Street southbound from I-66 West.
In the coming weeks and months, drivers should expect additional changes at the interchange, including new temporary ramps with additional changes to signal operations at the two temporary, signal-controlled intersections on Nutley Street. The temporary traffic signals and ramps will remain in place for approximately two years while the new interchange is constructed.
Drivers should always use caution and pay attention to lane markings and roadway signs in construction work zones.
Follow progress on upcoming traffic pattern changes, learn more about the new Nutley Street Interchange and sign up for project updates and lane closure alerts at outside.transform66.org/NutleyStreet.
The I-66 Outside the Beltway Express Lanes are expected to open in December 2022.
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The loop ramp from northbound Nutley Street to I-66 West will be replaced by a traffic signal-controlled left turn to reach the ramp to I-66 West beginning on or about Tuesday morning, July 21, 2020.
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