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May 11, 2021



Jermantown Road Bridge Demolition Begins May 14 with Overnight Lane Closures, Traffic Stoppages Planned on I-66 Throughout Weekend, Next Week

FAIRFAX – Demolition of the Jermantown Road Bridge over I-66 is planned to begin Friday night, May 14, following opening of the new bridge earlier that day. Seven nights of demolition activity are anticipated, and will require overnight lane closures on I-66 East and West between Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) and Waples Mills Road. Work is planned to occur nightly from Friday, May 14, through Thursday, May 20. The Jermantown Road Bridge is being replaced as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.  

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

What Neighbors Should Expect:

  • Portions of the bridge over I-66 must be demolished during nighttime hours when multiple lanes of I-66 can be closed for the safety of the workers and the traveling public.
  • Demolition activity includes breaking up the concrete bridge deck using jackhammers, saw cutters, and hoe rams followed by removal of the steel bridge beams.
  • Noisier bridge deck demolition activity is anticipated to begin Friday night, May 14, and require approximately seven nights of work, depending on weather and other factors.
  • Additional details on planned bridge demolition are available here

What Drivers Should Expect This Weekend and Next Week:    
Friday, May 14
I-66 East and West between Route 123 and Waples Mill Road

  • I-66 East and West will be reduced to two travel lanes approaching Jermantown Road from 9 p.m. to 8 a.m.
  • Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 20 minutes between 11:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m.
  • All lanes will reopen by 9 a.m.

Saturday, May 15
I-66 East and West between Route 123 and Waples Mill Road

  • I-66 East and West will be reduced to one travel lane approaching Jermantown Road from 10 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.
  • Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 20 minutes between midnight and 6:30 a.m.
  • All lanes will reopen by 9 a.m.

Sunday, May 16
I-66 East and West between Route 123 and Waples Mill Road

  • I-66 East and West will be reduced to one travel lane approaching Jermantown Road from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 20 minutes between 11:30 p.m. and 4:30 a.m.
  • All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m.

Monday, May 17, through Thursday, May 20
I-66 East between Waples Mill Road and Jermantown Road

  • I-66 East will be reduced to one travel lane approaching Jermantown Road from 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. (Thursday night from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.).
  • All lanes will reopen by 5:30 a.m. (by 6 a.m. Friday).

I-66 West between Route 123 and Jermantown Road

  • I-66 West will be reduced to one travel lane approaching Jermantown Road from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m.

All work is weather dependent and schedules may shift if inclement conditions occur.

The Jermantown Road Bridge over I-66 is being rebuilt to accommodate the widening of I-66. The new bridge will include a bike lane and sidewalk in each direction with nearby connection to the new shared-use path being built along I-66. 

Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project construction and lane closure updates are available at Transform66.org and on Twitter @VaDOTNOVA.   

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