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Dec. 7, 2020



Route 29 (Lee Highway) in Centreville Reduced to Two Lanes Under I-66 for Continued Bridge Demolition This Weekend, Dec. 11-14
I-66 bridges over Route 29 being demolished as part of the Transform 66 Project

FAIRFAX – Demolition of overhead I-66 bridges will require Route 29 (Lee Highway) in Centreville to be reduced to a single lane in each direction between 9 p.m. Friday, December 11, and 5 a.m. Monday, December 14. Two-way traffic will run on Route 29 South during this period.  

During the overnight hours Friday through Sunday nights, December 11-13, 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 Route 29 North. Demolition work will be on-going throughout the weekend during both daytime and nighttime hours.  

Details include: 

From 9 p.m. on Friday, December 11, through 5 a.m. on Monday, December 14: 
Route 29 North and South at I-66

  • Beginning around 9 p.m. Friday, December 11, through 5 a.m. Monday, December 14, Route 29 will be reduced to a single travel lane in each direction.
  • Two-way traffic will run in the southbound lanes of Route 29 under I-66.
  • During the overnight hours Friday, December 11, and Saturday, December 12, from 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m., and Sunday, December 13, 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 14. 

Ramp from I-66 West to Route 29 No left turn to Route 29 North.

  • 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 Route 29 North, stay to the left and continue to the intersection of Trinity Parkway/Centrewood Drive. 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 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. 

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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During the daytime hours, Saturday, December 12, and Sunday, December 13, Route 29 North will be closed under I-66 in Centreville and Route 29 South will be reduced to two travel lanes running two-way traffic for bridge demolition.

During the overnight hours of Friday, December 11, Saturday, December 12, and Sunday, December 13, a flagger will direct northbound and southbound traffic in an alternating single lane of travel under I-66 in a one-lane section. Periodic stoppages will occur.



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