VDOT News - Northern Virginia

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Michelle Holland 703-586-0487
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NOVA-179151

May 20, 2021



Overnight Full Closures of Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) at I-66 Continue Next Week, May 24-26, for Overhead Bridge Beam Installation
Multiple ramps at the I-66/Route 286 Interchange will be closed nightly

FAIRFAX – Overnight full closures of Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) will continue next week, Monday, May 24, through Wednesday, May 26, for installation of overhead bridge beams. Route 286 North is planned to close on Monday night, switching to full closure of Route 286 South on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Thursday and Friday nights will be used as backup should inclement conditions occur. The I-66 bridges over Route 286 are being widened as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. 

Multiple ramps at the I-66/Route 286 Interchange will also be closed each night for this work. Detours will be posted.  

Previously announced closures at the interchange remain scheduled the nights of May 20-22.

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

Details include: 

Monday, May 24
Route 286 North at I-66

  • Around 9 p.m. northbound Route 286 will be reduced to a single travel lane.
  • Between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. all lanes will be closed.  
  • All northbound traffic will be directed to exit on to I-66 East, travel about two miles to Route 50 West, stay to the right to I-66 West, then follow signs to Route 286 North. 
  • All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. 

Ramp from I-66 East to Route 286 North

  • The ramp will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Traffic will be directed to continue farther east to Route 50 West, stay to the right to I-66 West, then follow signs to Route 286 North. 

Ramp from Route 286 North to I-66 West 

  • The ramp will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Traffic will be detoured to I-66 East, travel about two miles to Route 50 West, then stay to the right and follow signs to I-66 West.  

Route 286 South at I-66

  • Southbound Route 286 will be reduced to a single travel lane from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m.

Tuesday, May 25, and Wednesday, May 26
Route 286 South at I-66

  • Around 9 p.m. each night, southbound Route 286 will be reduced to a single travel lane.
  • Between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. nightly, all lanes will be closed.  
  • All southbound Route 286 traffic will be directed to exit to I-66 West, travel about two miles to Route 28 South, continue to Route 29 North, stay to the right and follow signs to Route 28 North, stay to the right to I-66 East, then follow signs to Route 286 South.
  • All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. 

Ramp from Route 286 South to I-66 East

  • The ramp will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Traffic will be detoured to I-66 West, travel about two miles to Route 28 South, continue to Route 29 North, stay to the right and follow signs to Route 28 North, then stay to the right and follow signs to I-66 East.

Ramp from I-66 West to Route 286 South

  • The ramp will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly. 
  • Traffic will be directed to continue farther west to Route 28 South, continue to Route 29 North, stay to the right and follow signs to Route 28 North, stay to the right to I-66 East, then follow signs to Route 286 South.

All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled to the following night 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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