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Mike Murphy 703-259-1757
Michael.Murphy@vdot.virginia.gov
NR16-91

July 11, 2016



I-66 WEST NIGHTTIME CLOSURES IN HAYMARKET THIS WEEK
All lanes closed with detour for pipe work

HAYMARKET – Drivers can expect nightly lane closures on westbound I-66 this week at Route 15 in Haymarket, weather permitting, for crews to install a pipe under I-66 just west of the Route 15 overpass.

Single-lane closures will begin around 9 p.m. each night tonight, July 11 through Friday, July 15. Beginning around 10 p.m., all westbound traffic will be detoured onto the Route 15 exit/entrance ramps (at Exit 40) back to I-66. All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.

Police will be on site to direct traffic. Drivers should expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes.

This project includes building a new diverging-diamond interchange (DDI) at I-66 and Route 15 to relieve congestion, enhance safety, operations and capacity, and accommodate forecasted traffic demand in the area. Diverging-diamond interchanges shift vehicles to the opposite side of the road and eliminate left turns that cross into oncoming traffic, improving safety. Work will be complete in fall 2017.

The adjacent I-66 widening project, nearing completion later this summer, is adding one regular and one HOV lane in each direction from Route 29 in Gainesville to Route 15 in Haymarket.

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