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Michelle Holland 703-586-0487
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May 11, 2022

Traffic Pattern Change at Nutley Street/I-66 Interchange Starting on or about May 13

UPDATE (5/16): This shift will occur during the overnight hours Tuesday, May 17.

FAIRFAX – Travel lanes of northbound and southbound Nutley Street over I-66 will be shifted to the west during the overnight hours Friday, May 13, for the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.  Two travel lanes will run in each direction on the west side of the bridge over I-66. This temporary traffic pattern will allow construction of the new Nutley Street Interchange to advance while keeping Nutley Street open to vehicles and pedestrians. This shift will remain in place through July 2022. 

Drivers should expect the following new traffic patterns, weather permitting:

Nutley Street North and South over I-66

  • During the overnight hours on or about Friday, May 13, the northbound and southbound travel lanes of Nutley Street will be shifted in phases to the west side of the bridge over I-66. Northbound and southbound traffic will each have two travel lanes.
  • Pedestrian access over I-66 will be maintained on the east side of Nutley Street between Virginia Center Boulevard/Marshall Road and Saintsbury Drive/Swanee Lane.

Details to implement the traffic pattern change include:

Friday, May 13 (Saturday, May 14, will be used as backup)

Nutley Street North and South at I-66

  • Northbound and southbound Nutley Street will be reduced to a single travel lane in each direction between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m.
  • All lanes will reopen by 8 a.m.

Ramp from I-66 East to Nutley Street North 

  • The ramp will be closed from midnight to 5 a.m.
  • Traffic will be directed to exit to Nutley Street South, stay to the left and make a U-turn at the traffic signal at Saintsbury Drive onto Nutley Street North. 
  • The ramp will reopen by 5 a.m.

Ramp from I-66 West to Nutley Street South 

  • The ramp will be closed from midnight to 5 a.m.
  • Traffic will be directed farther west to the exit to Vienna/Fairfax/GMU Station, stay to the right onto Country Creek Road, continue onto Virginia Center Boulevard, then at the Nutley Street traffic signal turn right to head south.
  • The ramp will reopen by 5 a.m.

Ramp from I-66 West to Nutley Street South

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

Drivers should be alert for changing traffic patterns on Nutley Street near I-66 as construction continues through 2022. Drivers are reminded to slow down and pay attention to lane markings and roadway signs at all times.  

When construction is complete, the new Nutley Street Interchange will feature two roundabouts, which will provide safer, more efficient travel for vehicles entering and exiting I-66, and improve safety for vehicles and pedestrians traveling on Nutley Street. 

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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