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Aug. 16, 2021



Overnight Lane Closures, Stoppages Planned for I-66 East and West as Bridge Demolition Activities Continue at I-66/Route 50 Interchange This Week, August 16-19

FAIRFAX – Demolition of the remainder of the old Route 50 bridges over I-66 continues this week with overnight lane closures and traffic stoppages on I-66, Monday, August 16, through Thursday, August 19. The Route 50 Interchange is being rebuilt 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. 

Demolition Progress to Date:

  • Demolition of the old Route 50 West bridge over I-66 was completed on July 16.
  • Demolition of the old Route 50 East bridge over I-66 was completed on August 13.

What’s Ahead the Week of August 16:

  • Crews will demolish the old bridge piers using jackhammers, saw cutters, and hoe rams.
  • Following completion of the demolition along I-66, the old Route 50 West bridge over the ramp from Route 50 East to I-66 East will be demolished. Work will consist of removal of the concrete bridge deck using jackhammers, saw cutters, and hoe rams, followed by removal of steel bridge beams.
  • Demolition will occur during the overnight hours when multiple I-66 travel lanes can be closed. 
  • For updates on demolition progress, visit transform66.org/route50

What Drivers Should Expect:

I-66 West at Route 50
Monday, August 16, through Wednesday, August 18

  • Two lanes on westbound I-66 approaching Route 50 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.
  • On Tuesday and Wednesday nights, drivers should expect periodic brief stoppages during the overnight hours.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.

I-66 East at Route 50
Monday, August 16, through Thursday, August 19

  • Two lanes on eastbound I-66 approaching Route 50 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.
  • Drivers should expect periodic brief stoppages during the overnight hours.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.

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

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