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Aug. 18, 2020



Route 29 in Centreville Reduced to Two Lanes Under I-66 This Weekend for I-66 Bridge Beam Installation
Flaggers will direct single lane traffic during overnight hours

UPDATE (8/22): Saturday night work has been rescheduled to Sunday night, Aug, 23, with lane closures beginning around 8 p.m. Flaggers will alternate two-way traffic in one lane from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. for beam lifts. All lanes will be open by 5 a.m.

FAIRFAX – Installation of beams for the new I-66 bridges over Route 29 in Centreville will require reducing Route 29 (Lee Highway) under I-66 to a single travel lane in each direction starting at 9 p.m. Friday, August 21, continuing through 5 a.m. Monday, August 24. Two-way traffic will run on Route 29 North during this period.  

Drivers using ramps to and from I-66 will not be allowed to make left turns during this time.  Drivers should expect delays if traveling in this area and should consider using alternate routes.  

During the overnight hours Friday through Sunday nights, August 21-23, flaggers will alternate a single lane of traffic in each direction.

Closures are needed for crews to safely lift bridge beams into place over the roadway. Work will be on-going throughout the weekend during both daytime and nighttime hours. 

Details include:

From 9 p.m. on Friday, August 21, continuously through 5 a.m. on Monday, August 24:  
Route 29 North and South at I-66

  • Beginning around 9 p.m. Friday, August 21, through 5 a.m. Monday, August 24, Route 29 will be reduced to a single travel lane in each direction. Two-way traffic will run in the northbound lanes of Route 29 under I-66.
  • During the overnight hours Friday, August 21, from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m., Saturday, August 22, from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m., and Sunday, August 23, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., flaggers will alternate a single lane of traffic in each direction in a one-lane section of Route 29. Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 20 minutes for crews to lift bridge beams into place.
  • All lanes reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, August 24.

Ramp from I-66 West to Route 29

  • No left turn to Route 29 North.
  • Drivers will be directed to turn right onto Route 29 South, stay to the left, and make a U-turn at O’Day Drive onto Route 29 North.

Ramp from I-66 East to Route 29

  • No left turn to Route 29 South.
  • Drivers will be directed to turn right on Route 29 North, stay to the left and continue to the intersection of Trinity Parkway/Machen Road. At the traffic signal, drivers will use the left-most -of the two left-turn lanes to make a U-turn onto Route 29 South.

Ramp from Route 29 North to I-66 East

  • The ramp from Route 29 North to I-66 East will be closed.
  • Drivers will continue farther north to the intersection of Trinity Parkway/Machen Road. At the traffic signal, drivers will use the left-most of the two left-turn lanes to make a U-turn onto Route 29 South, then stay to the right and follow signs to I-66 East.
  • As an alternate route, drivers can continue farther north to Route 28 North, stay to the right, and follow signs to I-66 East.

Turn lane from Route 29 South to I-66 West

  • No left turn to I-66 West.
  • Drivers will continue farther south, stay to the left and make a U-turn at O’Day Drive onto Route 29 North, and then follow signs to I-66 West.

Similar weekend lane closures for bridge beam installation over northbound Route 29 are also scheduled to occur from 9 p.m. on Friday, August 28, through 5 a.m. on Monday, August 31.   

The I-66 bridges over Route 29 are being reconstructed as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. The bridges are being lengthened, widened, and raised to accommodate the new Express Lanes and provide room for any future mass transit along I-66 and future widening of Route 29. This work is being done in phases in order to maintain traffic on I-66 throughout construction.

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

Message boards on I-66 and Route 29 are providing advance notice of lane closures and traffic stoppages. Weekly updates are available at Transform66.org and on Twitter @VaDOTNOVA. 

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Route 29 under I-66 in Centreville will be reduced to two travel lanes the weekend of August 21-24 for bridge beam installation. During overnight hours of Friday, August 21, Saturday, August 22, and Sunday, August 23, northbound and southbound traffic will be flagged in a single lane under I-66 for alternating two-way operation in a one-lane section. Periodic stoppages will occur.

Route 29 under I-66 in Centreville will be reduced to two travel lanes the weekend of August 21-24 for bridge beam installation. During daytime hours Saturday, August 22, and Sunday, August 23, two-way traffic will run in the northbound lanes of Route 29 under I-66. 



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