VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Michelle Holland 703-586-0487
Sept. 23, 2022
I-66 East and West Travel Lanes Between Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) and Route 50 to Shift to New Roadway Configuration Beginning on or about Saturday, September 24
I-66 East lane split scheduled to begin morning of September 24, followed by I-66 West lane split on morning of September 25
FAIRFAX – The travel lanes on I-66 East and West between Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) and Route 50 will be shifted into a new configuration beginning during the early morning hours Saturday, September 24 (for I-66 East), and Sunday, September 25 (for I-66 West). These temporary lane configurations are part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. Traffic is being shifted as construction activities advance building the future 66 Express Lanes in the center portion of the roadway.
Beginning during the early morning hours on or about Saturday, September 24, the two right travel lanes on I-66 East between Route 286 and Route 50 will be separated from the two left travel lanes by a barrier-enclosed construction zone. Drivers will be directed by signs and message boards to stay to the right at the lane split to exit to Route 50. Through-traffic can use either side of the lane split. This traffic pattern will remain in place for approximately one week.
Following the eastbound traffic shift, the westbound lanes will be divided during the early morning hours on or about Sunday, September 25. The two right travel lanes will be separated from the two left travel lanes by a barrier-enclosed construction zone from just east of the Route 50 West overpass to just west of the Route 50 East overpass. Through-traffic, including traffic exiting to Monument Drive, can use either side of the lane split. This traffic pattern will remain in place for approximately two months.
All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if inclement conditions occur.
Drivers should always use caution and pay attention to lane markings and roadway signs in construction zones.
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