VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Michelle Holland 703-586-0487


Aug. 31, 2022

Extended Lane Closure Planned on I-66 West from West of Route 234 Business (Sudley Road) in Manassas to Route 29 (Lee Highway) in Gainesville Beginning August 31
Westbound I-66 will be reduced to three travel lanes through September 10; Drivers should plan ahead and expect possible delays

FAIRFAX – Drivers should expect possible delays on I-66 West between Manassas and Gainesville beginning during the daytime hours Wednesday, August 31, due to a long-term closure of the left travel lane, which will be in place around-the-clock through Saturday, September 10. The left lane closure will reduce this section of westbound I-66 to three travel lanes from west of Route 234 Business (Sudley Road) near Groveton Road to Route 29 (Lee Highway) in Gainesville. Additional lane closures will occur in this area during the overnight hours. These lane closures will allow crews to complete work for this section of roadway in preparation for the opening of the future 66 Express Lanes Outside the Beltway later this year.

Drivers should always use caution and pay attention to lane markings and roadway signs in construction zones. 

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

The Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project will provide new travel choices and congestion relief across a 22.5-mile stretch of I-66 from Route 29 in Gainesville to the I-495 Interchange. Improvements include new Express Lanes, more than 4,000 new park-and-ride spaces with convenient access to the Express Lanes, new and improved bus service and transit routes, interchange improvements, and 11 miles of new bike and pedestrian trails. Construction began in late 2017 with the Express Lanes slated to open later this year.             

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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