VDOT News - Northern Virginia

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Michelle Holland 703-586-0487
7035860487 Michelle.Holland@vdot.virginia.gov

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May 10, 2022



Traffic Changes at Route 123/I-66 Interchange Starting on or about May 13
Drivers on Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) North will use nearby traffic signal and temporary ramp to reach I-66 East

UPDATE (5/13): Due to inclement weather, this change has been rescheduled to May 16.

FAIRFAX – The ramp from Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) North to I-66 East will close temporarily beginning during the daytime hours on or about Friday, May 13. Drivers will travel about 500 feet farther north on Route 123 to make a right turn at the traffic signal, then use a temporary ramp to reach I-66 East. This traffic pattern is anticipated to be in place through summer 2022 while construction of the Route 123/I-66 Interchange advances as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.  

Starting during the daytime hours of Friday, May 13, drivers should expect the following traffic pattern change, weather permitting: 

Ramp from Route 123 North to I-66 East

  • The current ramp from Route 123 North to I-66 East will close.
  • Northbound Route 123 drivers will access I-66 East by staying to the right and continuing about 500 feet beyond the current ramp to the traffic signal for the ramp from I-66 East. Drivers will turn right at the signal onto a temporary ramp that merges into the existing ramp from Route 123 North to I-66 East (see graphic below). 
  • Two travel lanes will continue on Route 123 North and South through the interchange.

To implement the change, drivers should expect the following:

Friday, May 13

Route 123 North at I-66

  • The left lane will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for crews to implement a traffic shift.
  • All lanes will open by 2 p.m.

Route 123 South from Rose Forest Drive to I-66

  • The left lane will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for crews to implement a traffic shift.
  • All lanes will open by 2 p.m.

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

When complete the reconstructed Route 123/I-66 Interchange will provide direct access to and from the new Express Lanes for both eastbound and westbound travelers. A new shared-use path through the interchange will provide connection between the new I-66 corridor trail and planned trails in the City of Fairfax. 

Weekly updates will be available at Transform66.org and on Twitter @VaDOTNOVA. To receive project updates automatically by email, sign up here

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