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Michelle Holland 703-586-0487


Aug. 26, 2020

Overnight Traffic Stoppages on Leesburg Pike (Route 7) in Falls Church Planned for Friday, August 28, for the I-66 Inside the Beltway Eastbound Widening Project

FAIRFAX – Lane closures and multiple 20-minute traffic stoppages will occur on Leesburg Pike (Route 7) near I-66 on Friday night, August 28, for overhead bridge beam installation on the ramp from eastbound Leesburg Pike to I-66 East. The bridge is being widened as part of construction of a new ramp-to-ramp connection that will allow direct access from I-66 East to the West Falls Church-VT/UVA Metrorail Station.

Details include:

Friday, August 28
Leesburg Pike East and West between Idylwood Road and Chestnut Street

  • The left lane will be closed in both directions from 8:30 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Multiple 20-minute stoppages of traffic will be implemented as two girders are placed over Leesburg Pike between midnight and 4 a.m.
  • All lanes will be open by 9 a.m.

The I-66 Eastbound Direct Access Project will connect the ramp from I-66 East to Leesburg Pike (Exit 66) with the ramp from eastbound Leesburg Pike to I-66 East, providing a direct connection and faster access to the West Falls Church-VT/UVA Metrorail Station. The new ramp connection is expected to open in late 2020.

This work is part of the I-66 Eastbound Widening Project, which will add a travel lane along four miles of eastbound I-66 between the Dulles Connector Road and Exit 71 (Glebe Road/Fairfax Drive). The project will also install approximately 12,000 linear feet of new and replacement noise barriers and build a new bridge over Lee Highway (Route 29) for the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail.

The additional eastbound lane and trail bridge are scheduled to open to traffic in fall 2020. The noise walls are expected to be complete by fall 2020. Learn more about the I-66 Eastbound Widening Project, and sign up for project updates and lane closure alerts at Transform66.org.

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