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Michelle Holland 703-586-0487
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Aug. 25, 2021



I-66 East Travel Lanes Between Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) and Route 50 to Shift to New Roadway Configuration on or about August 27
Following traffic shift, drivers will not be able to access Route 50 East from the Monument Drive ramp to I-66 East

UPDATE (8/26/2021): This work has been rescheduled to Saturday night, August 28.

FAIRFAX – The travel lanes on I-66 East between Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) and Route 50 will be shifted to new pavement along the right side (outer portion) of I-66 on or about Friday night, August 27. To implement this traffic shift, I-66 East approaching Route 286 will be reduced to a single travel lane during the overnight hours of August 27, and all eastbound I-66 traffic will travel in a single lane on the eastbound collector-distributor lane through the I-66 East/Route 286 Interchange. 

The ramp from Monument Drive to I-66 East will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. to accommodate this work. Following the traffic shift, drivers entering I-66 East from Monument Drive will not be able to access the exit to Route 50 East. 

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. 

Details include:

Friday, August 27
I-66 East between Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) and Route 50

  • I-66 East will be reduced to a single travel lane approaching Route 286 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • All eastbound I-66 traffic will travel in a single lane on the eastbound collector-distributor lane through the I-66/Route 286 Interchange.
  • The I-66 East ramps to/from Route 286 will remain open.

Ramp from Monument Drive to I-66 East

  • The ramp will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • The ramp will reopen by 6 a.m. 

All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled to Saturday night, August 28, if inclement conditions occur.

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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