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Oct. 1, 2021



Overnight Closures of I-495 South Planned Next Weekend, October 8-10, for Bridge Beam Installation at I-66/I-495 Interchange

FAIRFAX – A full closure of I-495 South (Capital Beltway Outer Loop) at I-66 is planned during the overnight hours Friday, October 8, through Sunday, October 10, for continued bridge beam installation at the I-66/I-495 Interchange. Traffic will be detoured around the closure via I-66 West and Nutley Street. The 495 Express Lanes South will also be closed, as will the ramp from I-66 West to I-495 South and several 495 Express Lanes ramps.  

Drivers traveling on I-66 and I-495 during this time should expect delays and consider using alternate routes. Message boards across the region will direct drivers on I-95 and I-495 to use alternate routes those nights.

Crews are installing beams for a new flyover ramp from I-495 North to I-66 West as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

Details include:

Friday, October 8, through Sunday, October 10
I-495 South approaching I-66

  • Two lanes will be closed Friday, October 8, from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.; Saturday, October 9, from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.; and Sunday, October 10, from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
  • All lanes of I-495 South (Outer Loop) will be closed Friday and Saturday nights from midnight to 5 a.m., and Sunday night from 11:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
  • Traffic will be directed to exit to I-66 West, travel to the exit to Nutley Street, stay to the left to Nutley Street South and turn left at the traffic signal onto southbound Nutley Street, stay to the right to the new loop ramp to I-66 East, then follow signs to I-495 South.  

Ramp from I-66 West to I-495 South

  • The ramp will be closed Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., and Sunday night from 11:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
  • Traffic will be directed to continue farther west to Nutley Street, stay to the left to Nutley Street South and turn left at the traffic signal onto southbound Nutley Street, stay to the right to the new loop ramp to I-66 East, then follow signs to I-495 South.  

495 Express Lanes South approaching I-66
Ramp from I-66 East to the 495 Express Lanes South
Ramp from the 495 Express Lanes South to I-66 West
Ramp from I-66 West to the 495 Express Lanes South

  • The Express Lanes and the ramps will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.
  • Overhead variable message boards will direct traffic to alternate routes. 

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

The I-66/I-495 Interchange is being modified with several new ramps and connections as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. Improvements at the interchange include adding access to and from the existing 495 Express Lanes and the new I-66 Express Lanes, as well as building new connections between express and general purpose lanes. 

Construction and lane closure updates are available at Transform66.org and on Twitter @VaDOTNOVA. To receive updates automatically by email, sign up here.   

 

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