Jenni McCord 703-259-1779
571-230-2926 (cell) Jennifer.McCord@vdot.virginia.gov
Mike Murphy 703-259-1757
703-638-8547 (cell) Michael.Murphy@vdot.virginia.gov
May 13, 2015
WB 66 LANE CLOSURES IN ARLINGTON/FALLS CHURCH TOMORROW NIGHT
From Lee Highway to the Dulles Airport Access Road
FAIRFAX—Drivers can expect multiple lane closures along westbound I-66 from Lee Highway (East Falls Church) to the Dulles Airport Access Road ramp between 10 p.m. Thursday, May 14 and 5 a.m. Friday, May 15.
According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, two lanes of traffic will be maintained while the traffic is shifted to the newly built left lanes from Great Falls Street to the Dulles Airport Access Road.
Motorists are asked to be alert of the new traffic pattern.
The partial traffic switch is part of a $33 million project to improve westbound I-66 inside the Beltway by connecting the Washington Boulevard on-ramp to the off-ramp at the Dulles Airport Access Road, creating a new one-mile stretch of auxiliary lane. A new 12-foot shoulder will have full-strength pavement capable of carrying traffic during emergencies. The project is expected to be complete in August.
A similar project completed in December 2011 extended the acceleration lane at Fairfax Drive to the deceleration lane at Sycamore Street, creating a continuous lane of almost two miles between the two ramps.
A third project between Lee Highway and Glebe Road is planned but not yet fully funded for construction.
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