VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Michelle Holland 703-586-0487


Oct. 21, 2022

Closures of Ramp from I-66 West to Route 28 South to Continue During Daytime and Evening Hours This Weekend, October 21-24, and During Overnight Hours Next Week, October 24-28

FAIRFAX – Reconstruction and paving of the permanent ramp from I-66 West to Route 28 South will continue throughout this weekend and next week, October 21-28. For crews to safely perform the work, the ramp will be closed beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, October 21, continuously through noon on Monday, October 24, and again Monday night, through Friday, October 28, beginning at 8 p.m. each night until noon the following day. This work is part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

Details include:

Friday, October 21, through Monday, October 24
Ramp from I-66 West to Route 28 South

  • The ramp will be closed beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, and remain closed continuously through noon on Monday.
  • Traffic will be detoured farther west to the exit to Route 29 (Lee Highway) Centreville, stay to the left and turn left at the traffic signal onto Route 29 North, then follow signs to Route 28 South.


Monday, October 24, through Friday, October 28
Ramp from I-66 West to Route 28 South

  • The ramp will be closed nightly from 8 p.m. until noon the following day.
  • The same detour route as above will be used.                                                          

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

Drivers should expect delays if traveling in this area and consider using alternate routes. 

As part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project, the new Route 28/I-66 Interchange will improve traffic flow on I-66 and Route 28, and provide access to and from the future 66 Express Lanes. The Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project provides 22.5 miles of new Express Lanes (two lanes in each direction alongside three general-purpose lanes), with dedicated Express Lanes access ramps and median space reserved for future transit. In addition, the project will provide approximately 4,000 park and ride spaces, new and expanded commuter bus service on the Fairfax County Connector and Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission Omniride buses, safety and operational improvements at key interchanges, auxiliary lanes between interchanges, and bicycle and pedestrian paths and connections. 

The westernmost section of the new 66 Express Lanes opened to traffic ahead of schedule in September. When the remaining portion of the 66 Express Lanes opens later this year, vehicles will need to have three or more occupants to qualify as an HOV and travel the Express Lanes for free. This change from HOV-2+ to HOV-3+ will apply across the entire I-66 corridor between Route 15 in Haymarket and Washington, D.C. - including 66 Express Lanes located inside and outside the Beltway. 

Visit Ride66Express.com to learn more about 66 Express Lanes, and Transform66.org to stay informed about I-66 construction activities. For project updates, follow VDOT on Twitter @VaDOTNOVA or sign up here to receive project updates automatically by email.     



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