Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
Drivers traveling on I-66 West to Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) North toward Oakton will begin using a new, temporary exit ramp this week for approximately three months. The temporary ramp will have two right-turn lanes and a traffic signal to allow drivers to access Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) North. The change is scheduled to occur on Aug. 14, weather permitting.
The old ramp from I-66 West to Route 123 North will be demolished to allow construction of a new ramp slightly to the east. This change is necessary to build dedicated Express Lanes ramps and a shared-use path at the Route 123 Interchange, as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.
During construction, posted travel speeds along Route 123 through the I-66 Interchange have been reduced to 35 mph, consistent with posted travel speeds on Route 123 north and south of I-66. Drivers traveling north on Route 123 should use caution and be alert for vehicles entering the roadway and the new traffic signal.
Drivers should expect construction-related detours and traffic pattern changes as work progresses at the Route 123/I-66 Interchange during the next three years of construction. Drivers are reminded to slow down and pay attention to lane markings and roadway signs at all times.