VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Michelle Holland 703-586-0487
June 29, 2021
Overnight Full Closure of I-66 West at I-495 Tonight, June 29, for Overhead Bridge Work at I-66/I-495 Interchange
FAIRFAX – An overnight full closure of westbound I-66 approaching I-495 will be implemented again tonight, Tuesday, June 29, for crews to demobilize a crane used for installation of bridge beams for new ramps at the I-66/I-495 Interchange. Traffic will be detoured using I-495 and Route 50. The ramps from I-495 North to I-66 West, and from I-66 West to I-495 South and the 495 Express Lanes South will remain open during this period. The I-66/I-495 Interchange is being rebuilt as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.
Drivers traveling on I-66 West during this time should expect delays and should consider using alternate routes.
Tuesday, June 29
I-66 West at I-495
- I-66 West travel lanes will be closed at I-495 from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
- All westbound I-66 thru-traffic will be directed to exit the interstate at I-495 South, exit at Route 50 (Arlington Boulevard) East, stay to the right toward Fairview Park, then take the left fork for Fairview Park North, bear left at the traffic signal and stay to the right following signs to I-495 North and I-66, then follow signs to I-66 West.
- The ramp from I-66 West to I-495 South and the 495 Express Lanes South will remain open to traffic.
- All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.
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.
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