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Dec. 10, 2015



NIGHTTIME LANE CLOSURES NEXT WEEK ON I-66 IN HAYMARKET
Closures planned for week of December 14 for steel placement on new bridge

FAIRFAX, Va. - Weather permitting, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close lanes and detour I-66 traffic in the vicinity of Route 15 in Haymarket during overnight hours next week. These closures are needed for crews to place beams for the Route 15 overpass as part of the I-66 and Route 15 Interchange Reconstruction Project.

On Tuesday and Wednesday nights (12/15 and 12/16), lane closures are scheduled to begin on I-66 East near the Route 15 Interchange at 8 p.m., with all lanes closed and traffic detoured onto the Route 15 exit/entrance ramps (Exit 40) by 11 p.m. All lanes will reopen by 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

On Thursday and Friday nights (12/17 and 12/18), lane closures will begin at approximately 9 p.m., with all westbound traffic detoured onto the Route 15 exit/entrance ramps (at Exit 40) beginning at approximately 11 p.m. All lanes will reopen by by 5 a.m. on Friday and Saturday mornings.

Police will be present to direct traffic. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes, or should expect delays and allow extra travel time if driving in this area.

The I-66 and Route 15 Interchange is being rebuilt as a diverging-diamond interchange (DDI) to relieve congestion and meet traffic demand in the area, as well as to enhance public safety, operations and capacity. When completed in the fall of 2017, the diverging-diamond interchange will shift vehicles to the opposite side of the road and eliminate left turns that cross into oncoming traffic, improving safety. Traffic signals at each end of the interchange will feature only two phases, reducing "red light" time for motorists and enhancing mobility.

For up-to-date lane closures and construction information, visit virginiadot.org/projects

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