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Michelle Holland 703-586-0487


April 8, 2022

Traffic Changes at Nutley Street/I-66 Interchange Starting on or about April 13
Drivers from Nutley Street will use new temporary ramp and traffic signal to reach I-66 West; Overnight closures of ramps from I-66 West to Nutley Street and Nutley Street North to I-66 West planned April 12-13

UPDATE (4/11/2022): This work is now planned for Wednesday and Thursday nights, April 13 and 14, with Nutley Street traffic changes occurring prior to morning rush hour on Thursday, April 14.

FAIRFAX – Drivers heading from Nutley Street North and South to I-66 West will use new turn lanes and a traffic signal to reach a temporary ramp beginning in the early morning on or about Wednesday, April 13. This temporary traffic change is anticipated to be in place through July 2022 while construction of the redesigned Nutley Street and I-66 Interchange continues as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

During the early morning hours of Wednesday, April 13, drivers should expect the following traffic pattern change, weather permitting:

Nutley Street North and South to I-66 West

  • The current ramp from northbound Nutley Street to westbound I-66 and the current temporary ramp from southbound Nutley Street to westbound I-66 will both close.
  • From southbound Nutley Street, drivers will access I-66 West by turning left at the traffic signal onto a new ramp that will merge into the current loop ramp from northbound Nutley Street to I-66 West (see graphic below).
  • From northbound Nutley Street, drivers will access I-66 West by continuing a short distance beyond the current entrance to the loop ramp to I-66 West, then turning right at the traffic signal to reach the loop ramp (see graphic). 
  • Drivers traveling from northbound Nutley Street to westbound I-66 should be alert for southbound Nutley Street traffic merging onto the ramp from the left.
  • Two travel lanes will continue on north- and southbound Nutley Street through the interchange. 

Lane closure details to implement the traffic pattern change include:  

Tuesday, April 12, and Wednesday, April 13
Ramp from Nutley Street North to I-66 West

  • The ramp will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Traffic will be directed to continue north, stay to the left and make a U-turn from the left-most left turn lane at the traffic signal at Virginia Center Boulevard onto southbound Nutley Street, then follow signs to I-66 West.

Ramps from I-66 West to Nutley Street North and South

  • The ramp will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Traffic will be directed farther west to the exit to Vienna/Fairfax/GMU Station, stay to the right onto Country Creek Road, continue onto Virginia Center Boulevard, then at the traffic signal turn left to northbound Nutley Street or turn right to southbound Nutley Street.

Nutley Street North and South between Virginia Center Boulevard and Saintsbury Drive

  • The right lane will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. 

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

Drivers should be alert for changing traffic patterns on Nutley Street near I-66 as construction continues throughout 2022. Drivers are reminded to slow down and pay attention to lane markings and roadway signs.  

When construction is complete, the new Nutley Street Interchange will feature two roundabouts, which will provide safer and more efficient travel for vehicles entering and exiting I-66, and improve safety for vehicles and pedestrians traveling on Nutley Street.  

Construction and lane closure updates are available atTransform66.org and on Twitter @VaDOTNOVA. To receive project updates automatically by email, sign up here.  



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