Mike Murphy 703-259-1757
703-638-8547 (cell) Michael.Murphy@vdot.virginia.gov
Feb. 6, 2015
OVERNIGHT I-66 CLOSURES SCHEDULED NEXT WEEK
Lanes will close for up to 30 minutes Monday, Wednesday night
FAIRFAX – All lanes of Interstate 66 in both directions will close intermittently between midnight and 5 a.m. Monday, February 9 and all lanes of westbound I-66 intermittently between midnight and 5 a.m. Wednesday, February 11 for the installation of gantries. Each closure will last up to 30 minutes.
The Monday into Tuesday closures will occur at the Route 50 interchange (Exit 57). Prior to the full intermittent closures, there will be lane closures for crane and stage construction. On eastbound 66, the two left lanes will be closed from 8 p.m. to midnight, during which the right shoulder will be open to traffic. On westbound 66, two lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. to midnight.
The Wednesday into Thursday closures will occur on westbound 66 between Route 7 (Exit 66) and the Capital Beltway (Exit 64).
Message signs will be posted in advance of the work so that motorists can use alternate routes.
In the event of snow, rain or high wind, work will be rescheduled for the following night.
The closures are part of the Virginia Department of Transportation’s ongoing effort to install 36 new gantries as part of the I-66 Active Traffic Management System (ATMS).
The traffic system is scheduled to begin operating between Route 29 in Centreville and the Capital Beltway in mid-summer 2015.
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