VDOT News - Northern Virginia

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Michelle Holland 703-586-0487
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Jan. 15, 2021



Overnight Closures and Traffic Stoppages Continue Next Week on I-66 West and Route 50 East for Bridge Beam Installation at the I-66/Route 50 Interchange

FAIRFAX – Beam installation for the new Route 50 East Bridge over I-66 continues next week and will require lane closures and stoppages on I-66 West and Route 50 East next week during the overnight hours Sunday, January 17, through Tuesday, January 19. The Route 50 Interchange is being rebuilt as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

Drivers should expect delays if traveling in this area during these times and should consider using alternate routes.

Details include:

Sunday, January 17, through Tuesday, January 19
I-66 West from Waples Mill Road to Route 50

  • I-66 West will be reduced to one travel lane approaching Route 50 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Drivers should expect periodic, brief stoppages of up to 10 minutes between midnight and 4 a.m.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.

Route 50 East from West Ox Road to I-66

  • Route 50 East will be reduced to one travel lane approaching I-66 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 20 minutes between midnight and 4 a.m.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5 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 p.m. to 4 a.m. nightly.
  • 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.

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

Additional lane closures, including a full closure of westbound I-66 at Route 50, are scheduled to occur during the second half of next week as work to install bridge beams continues.  

The I-66/Route 50 Interchange is being rebuilt to add Express Lane 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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