VDOT News - Northern Virginia

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Sept. 28, 2021



Full Closure of I-66 West at Route 50 in Fairfax Planned Wednesday Night, September 29, for a Traffic Shift
Multiple ramp closures, detours will be in place during overnight hours

FAIRFAX – All lanes of I-66 West approaching Route 50 will be closed during the overnight hours Wednesday, September 29, for crews to shift I-66 West travel lanes to new pavement along the right side (outer portion) of the roadway. Multiple ramps at the I-66 West/Route 50 Interchange will also be closed. The Route 50 interchange is being rebuilt as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

This is one of many traffic shifts occurring along I-66 between Route 29 (Lee Highway) in Gainesville and I-495 this year as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. Traffic is being shifted to new pavement on the outer portions of I-66 as construction advances for the future I-66 Express Lanes in the center of the roadway.

 Drivers traveling on I-66 during this time should expect delays and should consider using alternate routes. Thursday, September 30, is planned as the backup night in case of inclement weather.

Details include:

Wednesday, September 29 (Thursday, September 30, is backup night)

I-66 West at Route 50

  • From around 10 p.m. until 1 a.m., I-66 West approaching Route 50 will be reduced to a single travel lane.
  • Between 1 a.m. and 4:30 a.m., westbound I-66 will be closed at Route 50.
  • All westbound I-66 traffic will be directed to exit the interstate to Route 50 West, continue to Route 608 (West Ox Road) South, stay to the right to Route 50 East, then follow signs to I-66 West.
  • One lane will reopen at 4:30 a.m., and two lanes will reopen at 5 a.m.
  • All lanes will reopen by 7 a.m. 

Ramp from I-66 West to Route 50 West

  • The ramp will be closed from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  • Traffic will be directed to continue farther west to Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) South, stay to the right to I-66 East, then follow signs to Route 50 West.
  • The ramp will reopen by 1 a.m.

Ramp from Route 50 West to I-66 West

  • The ramp from westbound Route 50 to I-66 West will be closed from 10:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
  • Traffic will be detoured farther west to West Ox Road South, stay to the right to Route 50 East, then follow signs to I-66 West. 

 Ramp from I-66 West to Route 50 East

  • The ramp from I-66 West to eastbound Route 50 will be closed from 10:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
  • When the ramp from I-66 West to Route 50 West is closed (planned from 10:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.), traffic will be directed to continue farther west to Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) South, stay to the right to I-66 East, then follow signs to Route 50 East.
  • When the ramp from I-66 West to Route 50 West reopens (around 1 a.m.), traffic will be directed to exit the interstate to Route 50 West, continue to Route 608 South, then stay to the right to Route 50 East.

Ramp from I-66 West to Monument Drive

  • The ramp from westbound I-66 to Monument Drive will be closed from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m.
  • The ramp will reopen by 7 a.m. (If work needs to be rescheduled to the backup night, the ramp will remain closed until 2 p.m.) 

All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled to Thursday, September 30, if inclement conditions occur.

The I-66/Route 50 Interchange is being rebuilt to add Express Lanes access to and from the east and to construct a new shared-use path as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.  

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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