VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Michelle Holland 703-586-0487
June 19, 2020
Traffic Pattern Changes at Nutley Street/I-66 Interchange Starting on or about Wednesday, June 24
Nutley Street South drivers will use new ramp and traffic signal to reach I-66 East
FAIRFAX – Drivers on southbound Nutley Street will use a new ramp and traffic signal to reach I-66 East beginning on or about Wednesday, June 24. This is the first of a series of temporary traffic pattern changes at the Nutley Street Interchange as construction of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project continues. This change will allow pavement rehabilitation to advance for the new eastbound I-66 general purpose lanes while crews prepare to reconstruct the Nutley Street Interchange.
Starting on or about June 24, drivers should expect the following traffic pattern changes, weather permitting:
- The loop ramp from southbound Nutley Street to I-66 East will close. Drivers will access I-66 East by turning left at a temporary traffic signal onto a new ramp that merges with the existing ramp from northbound Nutley Street to I-66 East.
- Two travel lanes will continue through the interchange in both directions.
- Drivers traveling north on Nutley Street should remain alert for traffic turning left from southbound Nutley Street heading to I-66 East at the new temporary signal-controlled intersection. The traffic signals will operate in a flashing mode prior to the ramp closure, and will begin operating in full color when the traffic change takes place.
The loop ramp from southbound Nutley Street to I-66 East will close on or about Wednesday, June 24. Southbound traffic will use a new traffic signal to turn left onto the ramp to I-66 East.
When construction is complete, the new Nutley Street Interchange will feature two roundabouts, which will provide safer, more efficient travel for vehicles entering and exiting I-66, and improve safety for vehicles and pedestrians traveling on Nutley Street. In the coming weeks and months, drivers should expect additional changes at the interchange, including new ramps with temporary signal operations. This temporary traffic pattern will remain in place for approximately two years while the new interchange is constructed.
Drivers should always use caution and pay attention to lane markings and roadway signs in construction work zones.
Follow progress on upcoming traffic pattern changes, learn more about the new Nutley Street Interchange, and sign up for project updates and lane closure alerts at outside.transform66.org/NutleyStreet [clicktime.symantec.com].
The I-66 Outside the Beltway Express Lanes are expected to open in December 2022.
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