VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Michelle Holland 703-586-0487
March 23, 2020
Overnight Lane Closures and Traffic Stoppages Planned on I-66 East in Arlington This Weekend for the I-66 Eastbound Widening Project
UPDATE: Work has been postponed to the weekend of April 3 due to inclement weather
FAIRFAX – I-66 East from Patrick Henry Drive to the exit for Glebe Road/Fairfax Drive (Exit 71) will be narrowed to one lane with temporary traffic stoppages of up to 20 minutes between 9:30 p.m. and 8 a.m. Friday night, March 27, and Saturday night, March 28. Closures and stoppages are needed for travel lane shifts as part of the I-66 Eastbound Widening Project.
Work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled to the following weekend (April 3 to 5) if needed.
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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