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April 13, 2021



UPDATE: I-66 West Overnight Closures at I-495 Planned Tonight and Tomorrow Night (April 13 and 14)
UPDATE (4/15): Due to inclement weather last night, I-66 West full closure at I-495 is now planned tonight, April 15.

FAIRFAX – Nightly lane closures, ramp closures, and traffic stoppages are planned to continue through Friday, April 16, as bridge beam installation continues at the I-66/I-495 Interchange as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

On Tuesday and Wednesday nights, April 13 and 14, all lanes of I-66 West approaching I-495 will be closed, with a detour using Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) and I-495. The ramps from I-495 North to I-66 West and from the 495 Express Lanes South to I-66 West will also be closed Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Work planned for Thursday, and Friday nights will reduce westbound I-66 to a single travel lane with multiple 20-minute traffic stoppages.

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

Details include:

Tuesday, April 13, and Wednesday, April 14 (Thursday, April 15, is back-up night)

I-66 West at I-495

  • All I-66 West travel lanes will be closed at I-495 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • All westbound I-66 thru-traffic will be directed to exit the interstate at Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) West, travel about one mile to the ramp to I-495 South, and then follow signs to I-66 West.
  • The ramp from I-66 West to I-495 South will remain open.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m.

Ramp from I-495 North to I-66 West

  • The ramp will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Traffic will be detoured farther north to Route 7 West, stay to the right to I-495 South, and then follow signs to I-66 West.
  • The ramp will reopen by 5 a.m.

Ramp from the 495 Express Lanes South to I-66 West

  • The ramp will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Overhead variable message boards in the Express Lanes will direct traffic to an alternate route.

Thursday, April 15, and Friday, April 16

I-66 West at I-495

  • I-66 West will be reduced to a single travel lane nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. (until 6 a.m. Saturday).
  • Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 20 minutes each night.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. (by 6 a.m. Saturday).

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

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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