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May 14, 2021



Continued Overhead Bridge Work Requires Overnight Full Closure of I-66 West at I-495 This Weekend; I-66 West Lane Closures with Stoppages Planned Next Week
Ramps from I-495 North to I-66 West and 495 Express Lanes South to I-66 West will also be closed during overnight hours this weekend

FAIRFAX – Nightly lane closures, ramp closures, and traffic stoppages will occur this, Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15, and several nights next week on I-66 West at I-495 as overhead bridge work continues at the I-66/I-495 Interchangeas part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

Work planned for Friday and Saturday nights will require all lanes of I-66 West approaching I-495 to be closed with a detour in place using Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) and I-495. The ramps from I-495 North to I-66 West and from the 495 Express Lanes South to I-66 West will also be closed those nights.  On Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights westbound I-66 will be reduced to a single travel lane with multiple 20-minute traffic stoppages.

Drivers traveling on I-66 and I-495 during this time should expect delays and consider using alternate routes. 

Details include:

Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15
I-66 West at I-495

  • All I-66 West travel lanes at I-495 will be closed Friday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., and Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • All westbound I-66 thru-traffic will be directed to exit the interstate at Route 7 West, travel about one mile to the ramp to I-495 South, and then follow signs to I-66 West. 
  • The ramp from I-66 West to I-495 South will remain open. 
  • All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m.

Ramp from I-495 North to I-66 West

  • The ramp will be closed Friday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., and Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Traffic will be detoured farther north to Route 7 West, stay to the right to I-495 South, and then follow signs to I-66 West. 
  • The ramp will reopen by 6 a.m.

Ramp from the 495 Express Lanes South to I-66 West

  • The ramp will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly.
  • Overhead variable message boards in the Express Lanes will direct traffic to an alternate route.

Ramp from I-495 South to I-66 West

  • The ramp will be reduced to one travel lane from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. nightly.

Monday, May 17, Wednesday, May 19, and Thursday, May 20
I-66 West at I-495

  • I-66 West will be reduced to a single travel lane approaching I-495 nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 20 minutes each night. 
  • All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. 

Ramp from I-495 North to I-66 West

  • The ramp will be reduced to one lane nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • All lanes on the ramp will reopen by 5 a.m.

All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if inclement conditions occur.

The I-66/I-495 Interchange is being modified with several new ramps and connections as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. Improvements at the interchange include adding access to and from the existing 495 Express Lanes and the new I-66 Express Lanes, as well as building new connections between express and general purpose lanes. 

Construction and lane closure updates are available at Transform66.org and on Twitter @VaDOTNOVA. To receive project updates automatically by email, sign up here.   

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