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March 14, 2022



Overnight Lane Closures and Traffic Stoppages on I-66 Near Route 50 This Week, March 17-19, for Waples Mill Road Bridge Beam Installation

FAIRFAX – Overnight lane closures and traffic stoppages on I-66 East and West near Route 50 in Fairfax are planned  this week, Thursday, March 17, through Saturday, March 19, for bridge beam installation for the new Waples Mill Road Bridge over I-66. The bridge is being reconstructed 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.  

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

Details include:

Thursday, March 17
I-66 East from Route 50 to Waples Mill Road

  • I-66 East will be reduced to a single travel lane approaching Waples Mill Road from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 20 minutes during the overnight hours for crews to lift bridge beams into place.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. 

Ramp from Route 50 East to I-66 East
Ramp from Route 50 West to I-66 East

  • Drivers should expect intermittent stoppages on the ramps between midnight and 4 a.m. for overhead bridge work at Waples Mill Road. 

Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19
I-66 West from west of Jermantown Road to Waples Mill Road

  • I-66 West will be reduced to a single travel lane approaching Waples Mill Road from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. both nights.
  • Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 30 minutes during the overnight hours for crews to lift bridge beams into place.
  • All lanes will reopen by 7 a.m. 

The Waples Mill Road Bridge over I-66 is being rebuilt to accommodate the widening of I-66. The new bridge will include a shared-use path and sidewalk, with nearby connection to the new shared-use path being built along I-66. Bridge construction and demolition are being done in phases to keep the bridge open for traffic during this process. 

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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