VDOT News - Northern Virginia

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

NOVA-196714

Oct. 14, 2022



Traffic Pattern Changes and Extended Ramp Closures at the I-66/Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) Interchange Tomorrow, October 15, and Next Week, October 17-22

UPDATE (10/18/2022): The closure of the ramp from Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) North to I-66 West has been rescheduled to begin at 6 a.m. Wednesday, October 19, remaining closed continuously through 6 a.m. Friday, October 21. Immediately following the opening of that ramp, the ramp from Route 123 South to I-66 West will close beginning around 6 a.m. Friday, October 21, and will remain closed continuously through 6 a.m. Sunday, October 23.  

FAIRFAX – Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) South travel lanes approaching I-66 will shift into their permanent alignment using a new bridge span beginning during the early morning hours Saturday, October 15. Following this shift, Route 123 North and Route 123 South traffic will each have its own bridge span over I-66. The Route 123 Interchange is being rebuilt as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

Crews will then begin final paving of the I-66 ramps at Route 123. The ramp from Route 123 North to I-66 West will close Wednesday morning, October 19, through Thursday night, October 20. The ramp from Route 123 South to I-66 West will then close from Friday morning, October 21, through Saturday night, October 22. During these closures traffic will access I-66 West using the new ramp to the future westbound 66 Express Lanes.

Drivers should expect delays if traveling in the area and consider using alternate routes. 

Details include:

Friday, October 14
Route 123 North and South at I-66

  • One lane will be closed in each direction from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. for a traffic shift. Following completion of this work, southbound Route 123 traffic will use the new Route 123 South Bridge span.

Monday, October 17
Ramp from I-66 West to Route 123 North and South

  • The ramp will be closed from midnight to 4 a.m. for paving and a traffic shift.
  • Traffic will be detoured farther west to Route 50 East, stay to the left to I-66 East, then follow signs to Route 123 North or South.

Wednesday, October 19, and Thursday, October 20
Ramp from Route 123 North to I-66 West

  • The ramp will be closed from around 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 19, through Thursday night, October 20.
  • Traffic headed to I-66 West will be directed to exit prior to the closed ramp. Signs will direct drivers to stay the left over I-66, turn left at the traffic signal to the ramp to the future 66 Express Lanes West to merge onto the I-66 West general-purpose lanes.
  • Traffic on I-66 West should be aware of traffic merging onto the highway from the left.

 

Friday, October 21, and Saturday, October 22
Ramp from Route 123 South to I-66 West

  • The ramp will be closed from around 10 a.m. Friday, October 21, through Saturday night, October 22.
  • Traffic headed to I-66 West will be directed farther south, stay to the right, then turn right at the traffic signal onto the ramp to the future 66 Express Lanes West to merge onto the I-66 West general-purpose lanes.
  • Traffic on I-66 West should be aware of traffic merging onto the highway from the left.

 

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. 

Construction and lane closure updates are available at Transform66.org and on Twitter @VaDOTNOVA. To receive updates automatically by email, sign up here.   

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