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Nov. 23, 2021



Overnight Lane Closures and Stoppages on I-66 East, I-495 North Next Week, November 29 – December 3, for Continued Overhead Bridge Work at the I-66/I-495 Interchange
Nightly full closures of 495 Express Lanes North also planned from entrance to I-66

FAIRFAX – Lane closures, traffic stoppages, and ramp closures on I-66 East, I-495 North, and associated ramps at the I-66/I-495 Interchange are planned during the overnight hours next week, Monday, November 29, through Friday, December 3, as crews continue installing bridge beams and performing overhead bridge work for new ramps at the I-66/I-495 Interchange as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

There will also be full closures of the northbound 495 Express Lanes from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Robinson Terminal (the beginning of the Express Lanes) to I-66. Overhead variable message boards will direct traffic to alternate routes. Additionally, there will be lane closures and traffic stoppages on I-66 East and I-495 North at the I-66/I-495 Interchange, and on the following ramps: I-66 East to I-495 North, I-495 North to I-66 West, and I-495 North to I-66 East. 

Drivers traveling on I-66 and I-495 during overnight hours next week should expect delays and consider using alternate routes. 

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

Details include:  

Monday, November 29, through Friday, December 3

I-66 East over I-495 North

  • Two lanes will be closed approaching I-495 North from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly.
  • Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 20 minutes during the overnight hours.
  • All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m.

I-495 North at I-66

  • The left lane will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.

495 Express Lanes North from Robinson Terminal (the beginning of the Express Lanes) to I-66

  • The northbound 495 Express Lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Overhead variable message boards will direct traffic to alternate routes.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.

Ramp from I-495 North to I-66 West

  • The ramp will be reduced to a single travel lane from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly.
  • Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 20 minutes during the overnight hours.
  • The ramp will reopen by 4:30 a.m.

Ramp from I-495 North to I-66 East

  • Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 20 minutes between 9 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. nightly.

Ramp from I-66 East to I-495 North

  • The ramp will be reduced to a single travel lane from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly.
  • Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 20 minutes during the overnight hours.
  • The ramp will reopen by 4:30 a.m.

Ramp from 495 Express Lanes North to I-66 East

  • The ramp will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. nightly.
  • Overhead variable message boards will direct traffic to alternate routes.
  • The ramp will reopen by 5:30 a.m.

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 project updates automatically by email, sign up here.   

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