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I-66 Spot Improvements - Spot 2

Westbound from Washington Boulevard in Arlington to the Dulles Access Road in Fairfax

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
January 2014

Est Completion Date
Fall 2015

$33 million

Lane Construction Corp.

Arlington and Fairfax

Northern Virginia

Syed Khan, P.E.
Construction Manager
Charles "Mel" Harvey, P.E.
Area Construction Engineer

***** NOTICE *****

Final paving nighttime work with lane closures occurring until late October, weather permitting. Details

Construction Update

October 5, 2015

VDOT is pleased to inform all residents in the vicinity of the project that construction has entered its final phase.

In the final phase, the surface asphalt course, permanent striping, traffic signs and permanent seeding are being placed. The final surface course and permanent striping work is expected to take four weeks.

While VDOT fully understands the impact of night work on nearby residents, the traffic volumes on I-66 do not allow us to do this work during the day. VDOT has held several meetings with the contractor to come up with ways to minimize the impact of noise stemming from night operations. VDOT staff will work closely with the contractor to reduce the impact of delivery trucks and construction equipment during each operation.

We appreciate the patience demonstrated by the residents throughout the project duration and request the same understanding for the final phase, which will be completed shortly. To keep the residents better informed and prepared for the upcoming night works, we have provided the following tentative schedule:

Location Planned Date
Levelling Course – Throughout the Project 9/27, 9/28, 9/29, 9/30
Surface Course on Left Lane 10/4 and 10/5
Surface Couse on Middle Left Lane 10/6 and 10/7
Surface Course on Middle Right Lane and Washington Blvd Ramp 10/8 and 10/9
Surface Course on Right Lane and Washington Blvd Ramp 10/9, 10/11 and 10/12
Surface Course on Left Shoulder 10/13 and 10/14
Milling on Washington Blvd 10/14 and 10/15
Surface Course on Right Shoulder 10/15, 10/16 and 10/18
Surface Course on Washington Blvd 10/19 and 10/20

VDOT is expecting that the main work will be completed with traffic flowing in its final configuration by late October. Motorists should expect other spot work to continue to occur into November with these operations to have minimal impact on traffic.

About the Project

This project will connect the Washington Boulevard on-ramp to the off-ramp at the Dulles Airport Access Road, creating a one-mile stretch of auxiliary lane to improve operations and safety on westbound I-66.

A new 12-foot-wide shoulder is also being constructed, with full-strength pavement capable of carrying traffic during emergencies.

A similar project was completed in December 2011, extending the acceleration lane at the Fairfax Drive on-ramp (just west of George Mason Drive) to the deceleration lane at the Sycamore Street off-ramp, creating a continuous auxiliary lane of almost two miles between the two ramps. A new 12-foot-wide shoulder was also constructed.

A third project between Lee Highway and Glebe Road is planned but not yet fully funded for construction.

Traffic Impacts

Motorists should expect to see trucks exiting and entering the highway in the work zone.

There will also be lane closures related to this work during the day (9 a.m.- 2 p.m.) and at night (10 p.m.- 5 a.m.). Delays are possible during these times.


View the project plans.

Pardon Our Dust Meeting Presentation (January 15, 2014)

UPC: 78828   
State Project: 0066-96A-113, C501, B602, B601

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