VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Michelle Holland 703-586-0487
Oct. 5, 2020
Overnight Ramp Closures on I-66 East in Arlington This Week for the I-66 Eastbound Widening Project
FAIRFAX – Alternating overnight ramp closures are scheduled to occur this week on I-66 East in Arlington for final asphalt paving and striping as part of the I-66 Eastbound Widening Project.
Each night at 9 p.m. the ramp from I-66 East to Exit 68, Westmoreland Street, will close for a few hours, followed by closure of the ramp from I-66 East to Exit 69, Washington Boulevard/Lee Highway (Route 29), later that night. Only one ramp will be closed at a time and detour routes will be switched. All lanes will be open by 5 a.m.
Monday, October 5, through Wednesday, October 7
Thursday, October 8, and Friday, October 9 (back up nights)
Ramp from I-66 East to Exit 68, Westmoreland Street
The ramp will be closed each night beginning at 9 p.m. Traffic will be directed farther east on I-66 to Exit 69, Washington Boulevard/Lee Highway (Route 29). Traffic will turn right on Lee Highway toward Falls Church, turn right on West Jefferson Street, turn right on Little Falls Street, turn left on Fairfax Drive, and then turn right on North Westmoreland Street.
Ramp from I-66 East to Exit 69, Washington Boulevard/Lee Highway (Route 29)
The ramp will close each night after work has been completed on the Exit 68 ramp. Traffic will be directed to Exit 68, Westmoreland Street, prior to the closure. Traffic will stay to the right on Westmoreland Street, turn left at the stop sign onto Fairfax Drive, then stay to the right to continue on Fairfax Drive to reach Lee Highway.
All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if inclement conditions occur.
Learn more about the I-66 Eastbound Widening Project and sign up for project updates and lane closure alerts at 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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