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Dec. 1, 2020



Route 29 (Lee Highway) in Centreville Reduced to Two Lanes Under I-66 For Bridge Demolition This Weekend, Dec. 4-7
I-66 bridges over Route 29 being demolished as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project

FAIRFAX – Route 29 (Lee Highway) in Centreville will be reduced to a single lane in each direction at I-66 for demolition of the old I-66 bridges overhead starting at 9 p.m. Friday, December 4, through 5 a.m. Monday, December 7. Two-way traffic will run on the northbound side of Route 29 starting around 9 p.m. Friday evening, December 4, through Saturday evening, December 5. The traffic pattern will switch around 9 p.m. Saturday, with two-way traffic on the southbound side of Route 29 for the remainder of the weekend.

During the overnight hours Friday through Sunday nights, December 4-6, flaggers will alternate a single lane of traffic in each direction.

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.

Closures are needed for bridge demolition activities over the roadway. Demolition work will be on-going throughout the weekend during both daytime and nighttime hours as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

Details include:

From 9 p.m. Friday, December 4, through 5 a.m. Monday, December 7:
Route 29 North and South at I-66
  • Beginning around 9 p.m. Friday, December 4, through 5 a.m. Monday, December 7, 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 from 9 p.m. Friday, December 4, through around 9 p.m. Saturday, December 5.
  • Two-way traffic will run in the southbound lanes of Route 29 under I-66 from around 9 p.m. Saturday, December 5, through 5 a.m. Monday, December 7. 
  • During the overnight hours Friday, December 4, and Saturday, December 5, from 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., and Sunday, December 6, from 10:30 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.
  • All lanes reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, December 7. 
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 continue to the intersection of Trinity Parkway/Centrewood Drive on Route 29 North. At the traffic signal, use the left-most of 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 two left-turn lanes to make a U-turn onto Route 29 South, then follow signs to I-66 East. 
  • As an alternate route, drivers can continue farther north to Route 28 North, 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 I-66 bridge demolition over Route 29 are planned for December 11-14. The portions of the bridges not directly over Route 29 will be demolished during daytime hours on weekdays, and will not impact traffic on Route 29.

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 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. To receive updates automatically by email, sign up here.
   


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Route 29 under I-66 in Centreville will be reduced to two travel lanes the weekend of December 4-7 for bridge demolition. During overnight hours of Friday, December 4, 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.

During daytime hours Saturday, December 5, two-way traffic will run in the northbound lanes of Route 29 under I-66. 

 

During overnight hours of Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6, 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.

During daytime hours Sunday, December 6, two-way traffic will run in the northbound lanes of Route 29 under I-66.  



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