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May 27, 2022



Overnight Lane Closures on I-66 East in Fairfax Next Week, May 31 - June 3, for Overhead Bridge Beam Installation

UPDATE (6/2): I-66 East will be reduced to a single travel lane tonight, Thursday, June 2, with Friday, June 3, scheduled as a backup night.

UPDATE (6/1): This work has been rescheduled. I-66 East will be reduced to a single travel lane tonight, Wednesday, June 1, with double lane closures now scheduled for Thursday, June 2, and Friday, June 3.

FAIRFAX – I-66 East approaching Monument Drive in Fairfax will be reduced to a single travel lane during the overnight hours Tuesday, May 31, as bridge beams are installed to widen the bridge. All eastbound I-66 traffic will be directed into a single lane and diverted behind barrier onto new roadway during this time. During the overnight hours Wednesday, June 1, through Friday, June 3, two travel lanes of eastbound I-66 approaching Monument Drive will be closed each night. This work is part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

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

Details include:

Tuesday, May 31
I-66 East from Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) to Route 50

  • Two lanes will be closed beginning at 9 p.m.
  • Between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., I-66 East will be reduced to a single travel lane for crews to erect bridge beams.
  • All eastbound traffic will be directed into a single travel lane and diverted behind barrier onto new roadway.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. 

Ramps from I-66 West to Monument Drive/from Monument Drive to I-66 East

  • The ramps will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • The ramps will reopen by 5 a.m.

Wednesday, June 1, through Friday, June 3
I-66 East from Route 286 to Route 50

  • Two lanes will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • All lanes on I-66 East will reopen by 5 a.m. 

All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled to the following night if inclement conditions occur.

The Monument Drive Bridge over I-66 is being modified and widened to add full-time Express Lanes access to the east and west. In addition, a new parking garage and transit center are being built with project funding adjacent to the Express Lanes ramps at Monument Drive.

Construction and lane closure updates are available at Transform66.org and on Twitter @VaDOTNOVA. To receive updates automatically by email, sign up here.  

 

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