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Nov. 19, 2021



Overnight Lane Closures and Stoppages on I-66 East Next Week, November 22-23, for Continued Overhead Bridge Work at the I-66/I-495 Interchange
Full closure of I-66 East and multiple ramp closures planned during overnight hours

FAIRFAX – A full closure of I-66 East at I-495 is planned during the overnight hours Monday, November 22, and Tuesday, November 23, as crews continue installing bridge beams for a new flyover ramp at the I-66/I-495 Interchange as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. Lane closures, traffic stoppages, and ramp closures will also be implemented at the interchange those nights.

The full closure of I-66 East at I-495 is scheduled for both Monday and Tuesday nights from 10:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. with traffic detoured using I-495 and Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) East.

The ramps from I-495 North to I-66 East, I-495 North to I-66 West, and the 495 Express Lanes North to I-66 East will also be closed both nights. Detours will be posted. 

Drivers traveling on I-66 and I-495 during this time should expect delays and consider using alternate routes. 

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

Details include:  

Monday, November 22, and Tuesday, November 23
I-66 East over I-495 North

  • Two lanes will be closed approaching I-495 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly.
  • Between 10:30 p.m. and 4:30 a.m. each night, I-66 East will be closed over I-495.
  • All eastbound I-66 traffic will be directed to I-495 North, exit to Route 7 East, travel about one mile, then follow signs to I-66 East.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5:30 a.m.

Ramp from I-495 North to I-66 West

  • The ramp will be closed from 10:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. both nights.
  • Traffic will be directed to continue north to the exit to Route 7 West, stay to the right to I-495 South, then exit to I-66 West. 
  • The ramp will reopen by 4:30 a.m.

Ramp from I-495 North to I-66 East

  • The ramp will be closed from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. both nights.
  • Traffic will be directed to continue north to the exit to Route 7 East, travel about one mile, then follow signs to I-66 East.
  • The ramp will reopen by 4:30 a.m.

Ramp from 495 Express Lanes North to I-66 East

  • The ramp will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. both nights.
  • Overhead variable message boards will direct traffic to alternate routes.

The I-66/I-495 Interchange is being modified with several new ramps and connections as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. Improvements at the interchange include adding access to and from the existing 495 Express Lanes and the new I-66 Express Lanes, as well as building new connections between express and general-purpose lanes.

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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