I-66 Spot Improvements - Spot 2
|Westbound from Washington Boulevard in Arlington to the Dulles Access Road in Fairfax|
Project at a Glance
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.
Significant grade and paving work is currently occurring along the left shoulder of I-66 WB in order to make improvements to the road. As a part of this construction, motorists should expect to see truck exiting and entering the highway.
There will also be lane closures related to this work during the day (9 a.m.- 2 p.m.) and during the night (10 p.m.- 5 a.m.). Accordingly, delays are possible during these times.
View the project plans.
Pardon Our Dust Meeting Presentation (January 15, 2014)
State Project: 0066-96A-113, C501, B602, B601