VDOT News - Northern Virginia

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July 16, 2021



I-66 West Travel Lanes Between Route 50 and Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) to Shift to New Roadway Configuration on or about July 24
Traffic shift will require full closures and detours of multiple ramps and I-66 West

FAIRFAX – The travel lanes on westbound I-66 between Route 50 and Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) will be shifted to new roadway along the outside of the interstate on or about Saturday night, July 24. To implement the traffic shift, all lanes of I-66 West approaching Route 50 will be closed during the overnight hours that night. The I-66 West ramps to and from Route 50, and the ramps from I-66 West to Monument Drive and Stringfellow Road will also be closed. Traffic will be detoured using Route 50 and Route 608 (West Ox Road). 

This is one of many traffic shifts that will occur along I-66 East and West between Route 29 (Lee Highway) in Gainesville and I-495 this year as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.  Traffic is being shifted to new pavement on the outer portion of the roadway as construction activities begin to focus on building the future I-66 Express Lanes in the center of the roadway.

Drivers traveling on I-66 during this time should expect delays and consider using alternate routes. 

Details include:

Saturday, July 24
I-66 West between Route 50 and Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway)

  • All I-66 West travel lanes will be closed approaching Route 50 from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • All I-66 West traffic will be directed to exit the interstate to Route 50 West, continue to West Ox Road South, stay to the right to Route 50 East, then follow signs to I-66 West. Traffic will then travel in a single lane to the I-66 West/Fairfax County Parkway Interchange, where I-66 West will resume with multiple lanes open.
  • The I-66 West ramps to/from Fairfax County Parkway will remain open.
  • One I-66 West travel lane will reopen by 6 a.m.; two lanes will reopen by 7 a.m.; all lanes will reopen by 8 a.m.

Ramp from Route 50 West to I-66 West

  • The ramp will be closed from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Traffic will be detoured farther west to West Ox Road South, stay to the right to Route 50 East, then follow signs to I-66 West. Traffic will then travel in a single travel lane to the I-66 West/Fairfax County Parkway Interchange, where I-66 West will resume with multiple lanes open.

Ramp from I-66 West to Route 50 East

  • The ramp will be closed from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Traffic will be directed to exit the interstate to Route 50 West, continue to West Ox Road South, then stay to the right to Route 50 East.

Ramp from I-66 West to Monument Drive

  • The ramp will be closed from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Drivers should use Route 50 or Fairfax County Parkway exits to reach their destination.
  • The ramp will reopen by 6 a.m.

Ramp from I-66 West to Stringfellow Road

  • The ramp from I-66 West to Stringfellow Road will be closed from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Drivers should use Route 286 or Route 28 exits to reach their destination.
  • The ramp will reopen by 6 a.m.

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

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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