Mike Murphy 703-259-1757
June 27, 2016
I-66 NIGHTTIME CLOSURES IN GAINESVILLE THIS WEEK
All lanes closed up to 20 minutes at a time for work on Catharpin Road overpass
***Update: The nighttime closures for eastbound I-66 Tuesday, June 28 and westbound I-66 Wednesday, June 29 and Thursday, June 30 are being rescheduled to the week of July 4 (new dates will be announced). The nighttime eastbound work for Wednesday, June 29 and Thursday, June 30 will continue as planned.
GAINESVILLE – The Virginia Department of Transportation will conduct overnight lane closures on I-66 several nights this week between Route 15 and Route 29 in Gainesville, weather permitting, for crews to remove beams from the old Catharpin Road overpass.
On eastbound I-66, single-lane closures will begin around 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 through Thursday, June 30. Intermittent total closures up to 20 minutes will begin around midnight each night. One lane will be reopened after each total closure, with all lanes reopened by 5 a.m.
On westbound I-66, single-lane closures will begin around 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 and Thursday, June 30. Intermittent total closures up to 20 minutes will begin around midnight each night. One lane will be reopened after each total closure, with all lanes reopened by 5 a.m.
Motorists should expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes.
The new Catharpin Road overpass is part of the I-66 Widening Project, which will add one regular and one HOV lane in each direction from Route 29 in Gainesville to Route 15 in Haymarket. The $65 million project is scheduled for completion in August.
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