Bridge Beam Installation at I-66/Route 28 Interchange

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Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)

Major construction work to install bridge beams for two new ramps over I-66 and Route 28 will begin Monday, Sept. 9, as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. Work is anticipated to last approximately one month and will include multiple nights of detours and traffic stoppages on I-66 and Route 28 beginning the week of Sept. 15.
Drivers should plan for delays and detours as work progresses to rebuild the Route 28 Interchange.
The planned sequence of work and related traffic impacts is as follows:

Week of Sept. 8:

  • Crews will lift bridge beams outside of existing travel lanes during daytime hours.
  • No detours or significant stoppages are planned.

Week of Sept. 15:

  • Crews will lift bridge beams over I-66 West during overnight hours.
  • I-66 West will be closed from midnight to 5 a.m. each night.
  • Drivers will be detoured to Route 28 North to Westfields Boulevard westbound, stay to the right for Route 28 South, then follow signs to I-66 West.

Week of Sept. 22:

  • Crews will lift bridge beams over I-66 East and Route 28 during overnight hours.
  • Lanes will be closed on I-66 East and Route 28 South with intermittent full traffic stoppages during late night hours. Stoppages of up to 30 minutes will occur between 12:00 midnight and 5:00 a.m. nightly.
  • Route 28 North will be closed nightly with drivers detoured to I-66 East to Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) North, stay to the right for I-66 West and then follow signs to Route 28 North.

Week of Sept. 29:

  • Crews will lift bridge beams over I-66 East and Route 28 South during overnight hours.
  • Lanes will be closed on I-66 East and Route 28 South with intermittent full traffic stoppages during late night hours. Stoppages of up to 30 minutes will occur between 12:00 midnight and 5:00 a.m. nightly.
Message boards on I-66 and Route 28 will provide advance notice of lane closures and traffic stoppages. Weekly updates will be available at Transform66.org and on Twitter @VaDOTNOVA. To receive updates automatically by email, sign up here.
When complete, the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project will feature three general purpose and two Express Lanes in each direction from I-495/Capital Beltway to Route 29 in Gainesville. The I-66 Outside the Beltway Express Lanes are expected to open in December 2022.
All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if inclement conditions occur.

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