Extended Lane Closures Planned this Weekend on I-66 East Inside the Beltway

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Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)

Extended lane closures will occur this weekend beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 17, on I-66 East between the Dulles Connector Road and Sycamore Street. Crews will be doing bridge work and other construction for the I-66 Eastbound Widening Project.

Details include:

  • At 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 17, a single lane will close between the Dulles Connector Road and Sycamore Street. The lane will remain closed until 4:00 a.m. Monday, April 20.
  • Between 8:00 p.m. on Friday and 4:00 a.m. on Monday, an additional lane will be closed on I-66 East from the Dulles Connector Road to Exit 69, Washington Boulevard/Lee Highway (Route 29). One lane will remain open.
The extended lane closure hours will allow work to progress and minimize the number of overnight closures required to complete bridge joint reconstruction. Work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if needed.
Drivers should use caution and expect possible delays. Real-time traffic conditions and information is available at 511virginia.org or through the 511 Virginia mobile app.
The I-66 Eastbound Widening Project will add a travel lane along four miles of eastbound I-66. Approximately 12,000 linear feet of new and replacement noise barriers will be installed. The project also includes a new bridge over Lee Highway (Route 29) for the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail. A new direct access ramp will be constructed from eastbound I-66 to the West Falls Church Metro Station at the Route 7 Interchange.
The additional eastbound lane is scheduled to open to traffic in fall 2020. The overall project is expected to be complete in fall 2021. Learn more about the I-66 Eastbound Widening Project and sign up for project updates and lane closure alerts at Transform66.org.

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