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July 10, 2015



NIGHTTIME LANE CLOSURES ON I-66 NEAR ROUTE 15 IN HAYMARKET
Closures planned for week of July 13 for steel placement on new bridge

FAIRFAX - Weather permitting, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close all lanes for intermittent periods of up to 20 minutes on I-66 just east of Route 15 in Haymarket during overnight hours next week. Closures are scheduled to occur westbound on I-66 on Monday and Tuesday nights, July 13 and 14, and then eastbound on I-66 on Wednesday and Thursday nights, July 15 and 16. If inclement weather occurs, work and lane closures will be necessary on Friday night, July 17, as well. These closures are needed to allow crews to place steel beams for the Old Carolina Road overpass, associated with the I-66 Widening project.

Single-lane closures will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday nights, and at about 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday nights. Intermittent total closures will begin at approximately midnight each night. One travel lane will be reopened after each total closure to clear traffic.

Motorists should expect delays, and should take alternate routes or allow extra travel time, if driving in this area.

The I-66 Widening Project adds one HOV and one regular lane in each direction from Route 29 in Gainesville to Route 15 in Haymarket, improving traffic flow to and from Haymarket, western Prince William and eastern Fauquier Counties. When complete in August 2016, drivers will have three regular lanes and one HOV lane in each direction for 25 miles, from I-495 to Route 15.

For more information on the I-66 Widening project, go to: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/northernvirginia/i-66_widening.asp

For more information on the I-66 Outside and Inside the Beltway Improvements, go to: http://www.transform66.org/splash.html

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