Mike Murphy 703-259-1757

Feb. 9, 2015

Closures will now occur Tuesday, Wednesday night

FAIRFAX – Due to weather, the previously announced closures on Interstate 66 eastbound and westbound Monday, February 9 have been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 10 for the installation of gantries.

The Tuesday into Wednesday closures are as follows:

  • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  – EB right lane closed at Fairfax County Parkway interchange (Exit 55)
  • 8 to 10 p.m. – Two right EB lanes closed just beyond the Route 50 (Exit 57) overpass. Left lane will remain open, right shoulder “X” lane will be open to traffic
  • 10 to midnight – All regular EB lanes will be closed just beyond Route 50, EB right shoulder “X” lane will remain open to traffic. One WB lane just before the Route 50 overpass will be closed.
  • Midnight to 5 a.m. – Intermittent full EB and WB closures of up to 30 minutes each at Route 50 interchange

The Wednesday, February 11 into Thursday, February 12, intermittent full closures of up to 30 minutes each on westbound I-66 between Route 7 (Exit 66) and the Capital Beltway (Exit 64) will still occur as scheduled between midnight and 5 a.m. No other lane closures are scheduled at that location Wednesday.

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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