VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Michelle Holland 703-259-3378

Sept. 20, 2018

Overnight Closures Planned This Weekend on I-66 East for Lane Shift Between Dulles Connector Road and Lee Highway
Twenty-minute stoppage planned between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22

FAIRFAX, Va. - Crews will be shifting the travel lanes on I-66 East between the Dulles Connector Road and Lee Highway (Exit 69) this weekend, as part of the I-66 Inside the Beltway Eastbound Widening Project. Lanes will be shifted to the right (away from the Metro tracks) onto the shoulder to allow for widening work in the median of the roadway. I-66 Eastbound will be reduced to one lane in this area from 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21 until 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 and again on Saturday at 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23. Additionally, drivers should expect a 20-minute traffic stoppage near the West Falls Church Metro station between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. All work is weather dependent.

The remainder of the project corridor, which extends to Fairfax Drive (Exit 71), will be shifted in future weekends. Following the lane shifts, temporary concrete traffic barriers will be installed on the left side of the roadway.

Drivers traveling at night on this portion of I-66 Eastbound are urged to use caution and expect possible delays. Real-time traffic conditions and information is available atwww.511virginia.org or through the 511 Virginia app.

The I-66 Eastbound Widening Project will add a travel lane along four miles of eastbound I-66 and install approximately 12,000 linear feet of new and replacement noise barriers. The project also includes building a new bridge over Lee Highway (Route 29) for the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail and constructing a new direct access ramp from eastbound I-66 to the West Falls Church Metro Station at the Route 7 Interchange.

The additional eastbound lane is scheduled to open to traffic in fall 2020, and the overall project is expected to be complete in fall 2021.

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