VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Michelle Holland 703-586-0487


April 14, 2022

Overnight Full Closure Of I-66 East in Centreville Next Week, April 20-23, for Continued Bridge Beam Installation at the I-66/Route 28 Interchange
Traffic detoured via Route 28 North; Overnight lane closures on I-66 West at Route 28 also planned during the same period

FAIRFAX – I-66 East will be closed nightly April 20-23 to allow for continued installation of bridge beams for a new Route 28 South Bridge over I-66 and for new access ramps to the future eastbound Express Lanes. Two lanes will also be closed nightly on I-66 West at Route 28 for this work. The Route 28 Interchange is being rebuilt as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

Drivers on I-66 East will be detoured to Route 28 North, exit to Westfields Boulevard West, stay right to Route 28 South and then follow signs to return to I-66 East. 

Drivers traveling on I-66 East and West these nights should expect delays and consider using alternate routes.

Wednesday, April 20, through Saturday, April 23
I-66 East at Route 28

  • Three lanes will be closed Wednesday and Thursday nights from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., and Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Between 10:30 p.m. and 4 a.m. (10:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. Friday and Saturday) all eastbound lanes will be closed at Route 28.
  • All traffic will be directed to exit to Route 28 North, travel to the Westfields Boulevard West exit, stay to the right to Route 28 South, then follow signs to I-66 East.
  • The ramp from Route 28 North to I-66 East will remain open.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. weekdays (by 6 a.m. weekends).

I-66 West at Route 28

  • Two lanes will be closed from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. each night.
  • All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m.

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

The Route 28 Interchange is being reconstructed to improve traffic flow on I-66 and Route 28, and provide access to and from the future I-66 Express Lanes. The I-66 Outside the Beltway Express Lanes, which span from I-495 to Route 29 (Lee Highway) in Gainesville, are expected to open in December 2022.

Construction and lane closure updates are available at Transform66.org and on Twitter @VaDOTNOVA.   


All lanes of I-66 East approaching Route 28 will be closed during the overnight hours Wednesday, April 20, through Saturday, April 23, for installation of bridge beams for a new Route 28 South Bridge over I-66. All traffic will be detoured around the closure via Route 28 North.

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