Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
Drivers can expect nightly lane closures on I-66 this week at Route 15 in Haymarket, weather permitting, for crews to remove beams from the old Route 15 overpass.
On eastbound I-66, single-lane closures will begin around 8:00 p. m. each night tonight, July 5 through Saturday, July 9. Beginning around 10:00 p. m., all eastbound traffic will be detoured onto the Route 15 exit/entrance ramps (at Exit 40) back to I-66. All lanes will reopen by 5:00 a. m.
On westbound I-66, single-lane closures will begin around 9:00 p. m. each night tonight, July 5 through Saturday, July 9. Beginning around 10:00 p. m., all westbound traffic will be detoured onto the Route 15 exit/entrance ramps (at Exit 40) back to I-66. All lanes will reopen by 5:00 a. m.
Police will be on site to direct traffic. Drivers should expect delays and are advised to use alternate routes.
This project includes building a new diverging-diamond interchange (DDI) at I-66 and Route 15 to relieve congestion, enhance safety, operations and capacity, and accommodate forecasted traffic demand in the area. Diverging-diamond interchanges shift vehicles to the opposite side of the road and eliminate left turns that cross into oncoming traffic, improving safety. Work will be complete in fall 2017. Visit the project webpage for more details.
The adjacent I-66 widening project, nearing completion later this summer, is adding one regular and one HOV lane in each direction from Route 29 in Gainesville to Route 15 in Haymarket.
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