I-66 Outside the Beltway Lane Closures and Traffic Changes, Week of Sept. 8

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Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)

What’s Happening

Lane restriping will occur on eastbound and westbound I-66 between I-495 and Route 29 in Gainesville from Sunday, Sept. 8, through Saturday, Sept. 14, from 9:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. with rolling multi-lane closures.
Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project construction continues throughout the corridor during daytime and overnight hours as weather conditions allow. Current activities include:Lifting of bridge beam at the I-66/Route 28 Interchange
  • Constructing bridge foundations at I-495, Route 28, Route 123, and Route 234 Business interchanges
  • Constructing retaining walls along I-66 and Route 28
  • Demolishing structures
  • Small charge dynamite operations along I-66 in Prince William County
  • Clearing trees and brush, grading, and installing drainage throughout the corridor
  • Demolishing closed ramps at Route 123 Interchange
  • Bridge work for new Bull Run Drive overpass
  • Bridge work for the new I-66 West collector-distributor road over Route 234 Business (Sudley Road)
  • Continued work at the future park and ride lots at University Boulevard (Gainesville) and Balls Ford Road (Manassas)
  • Continued work on the new E.C. Lawrence Park Access Road
  • Relocating underground and overhead utilities along I-66 and Route 28
  • Corridor-wide roadway maintenance as needed

Upcoming Lane Closures and Traffic Changes

The following planned lane closures are expected to have significant traffic impacts. All work is subject to change based on weather and schedule. Find the latest information on travel conditions and work zones by visiting 511virginia.org or downloading the Virginia511 app.
ROUTE 29 / GAINESVILLE
I-66 East and West from Route 29 Gainesville to Route 234 Business (Prince William Parkway)
Monday, Sept. 9, and Tuesday, Sept. 10: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Temporary 15-minute stoppages of traffic for blasting operations on I-66 East and West between University Boulevard and Route 234 (Prince William Parkway). Stoppages will also occur on northbound Route 234 (Prince William Parkway) just north of the ramp to I-66 East, and on the ramp from Route 29 in Gainesville to I-66 East.
ROUTE 234 BUSINESS (SUDLEY ROAD) / MANASSAS
No significant traffic impacts scheduled.
ROUTE 28 (SULLY ROAD) / CENTREVILLE
Route 29 North and South from Machen Road to Stone Road
Monday, Sept. 9: 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
The left lane will be closed both northbound and southbound on Route 29 for crews to set up a safe work zone in the center median to build a temporary left turn lane from Route 29 South to I-66 West. The southern half of the left turn lane from Route 29 North to I-66 East will remain closed while the temporary ramp from southbound Route 29 to I-66 West is being built. Drivers should expect occasional 20-minute stoppages and slowdowns along northbound and southbound Route 29.
Ramp from Route 29 North to I-66 East
The previously announced one-month closure of the ramp from Route 29 North to I-66 East that was to begin on Sept. 9 has been rescheduled to late 2019.
ROUTE 286 (FAIRFAX COUNTY PARKWAY)
No significant traffic impacts scheduled.
ROUTE 50 / FAIRFAX
No significant traffic impacts scheduled.
ROUTE 123 (CHAIN BRIDGE ROAD) / OAKTON – CITY OF FAIRFAX
No significant traffic impacts scheduled.
ROUTE 243 (NUTLEY STREET) / VIENNA
I-66 West from Gallows Road to Nutley Street
Wednesday, Sept. 11: 9:30 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Three lanes will be closed on I-66 West for crews to shift traffic on I-66 near Vaden Drive. Drivers should expect occasional 20-minute stoppages and slowdowns along westbound I-66 and on the ramp from Virginia Center Boulevard to I-66 West.
I-495 (CAPITAL BELTWAY)
I-66 West from I-495 to Gallows Road
Ramp from I-495 North Express Lanes to I-66 West
Sunday, Sept. 8, through Friday, Sept. 13: 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
Two left lanes will be closed on I-66 West for new Gallows Road bridge construction in center median. The ramp from the northbound I-495 Express Lanes to westbound I-66 will be closed nightly. Northbound I-495 Express Lanes North will be detoured to I-66 East to Route 7 (Leesburg Pike) West, make a left at the traffic signal, then stay to the right and follow signs to I-66 West.
Ramp from I-495 North Express Lanes to I-66 East
Saturday, Sept. 14, 12:00 Midnight to 4:00 a.m.
The ramp from the northbound I-495 Express Lanes to eastbound I-66 will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to I-66 West to Nutley Street South, stay to the right and follow signs to I-66 East.

Commuter Alternatives

VDOT and the project team have invested in a broad range of programs to help commuters and others stay mobile and safe during construction. Learn more about carpool, vanpool, telework, and commuter bus alternatives.

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