VDOT News - Northern Virginia
Michelle Holland 703-586-0487
July 12, 2019
New Temporary Traffic Change At Route 123/I-66 Interchange Starting On Or About July 22
Ramp from I-66 West to Route 123 North to close for approximately three months; Drivers will use temporary traffic signals, new right-turn lanes to access Route 123 North
UPDATE: Traffic change is expected to begin around August 11
FAIRFAX, Va. - Drivers traveling on I-66 West to Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) North toward Oakton will use a new, temporary exit ramp beginning on or about July 22 for approximately three months. The temporary ramp will have two right-turn lanes and a traffic signal to allow drivers to access Route 123 North.
The old ramp from I-66 West to Route 123 North will be demolished to allow construction of a new ramp slightly to the east. This change is necessary to build dedicated Express Lanes ramps and shared-use path at the Route 123 Interchange, as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.
During construction, posted travel speeds along Route 123 through the I-66 interchange are reduced to 35 miles per hour (mph), consistent with posted travel speeds on Route 123 north and south of the I-66 interchange. Drivers traveling north on Route 123 should use caution and be alert for vehicles entering the roadway.
Drivers should expect construction-related detours and traffic pattern changes as work progresses at the Route 123 and I-66 interchange during the next three years of construction. Drivers are reminded to slow down and pay attention to lane markings and roadway signs at all times.
Learn more about the I-66 Outside the Beltway Project and sign up for project updates and lane closure alerts at Transform66.org.
Beginning on or about July 22, drivers exiting I-66 West to northbound Route 123 will use a new exit ramp and turn right at a temporary traffic signal.
When complete in December 2022, the reconstructed Route 123/I-66 interchange will provide direct access to and from the new Express Lanes for both eastbound and westbound travelers. A new shared-use path through the interchange will connect the new I-66 corridor trail with planned trails in the City of Fairfax.
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