VDOT News - Northern Virginia



Michelle Holland 703-259-3378
703-586-0487 (cell) Michelle.Holland@vdot.virginia.gov

Aug. 22, 2018

Overnight Lane Closures Begin Sunday Night on I-66 East from Dulles Connector Road to Fairfax Drive
Lane closures needed for roadway shoulder strengthening work

FAIRFAX, Va. - Overnight lane closures will begin on or about Sunday, August 26, on eastbound I-66 and will continue for approximately two months, weather permitting. The lane closures will happen nightly from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. to allow crews to strengthen and repave the outside (right) shoulder of eastbound I-66 between the Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) and Fairfax Drive (Exit 71). Once completed, all I-66 eastbound travel lanes will be shifted toward the right side of the road and temporary traffic barriers will be installed on the left side of the roadway, so that crews can begin widening work in the median. This work is part of the I-66 Inside the Beltway Eastbound Widening Project.

Drivers traveling at night on this portion of I-66 are urged to use caution, expect possible delays, and stay informed by registering to receive updates at Transform66.org. Real-time traffic conditions and information is available at www.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.

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

The I-66 Outside the Beltway Express Lanes are expected to open in December 2022.

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