Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
Drivers traveling on I-66 West to Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) North toward Oakton will use a new, temporary exit ramp beginning on or about July 22 for approximately three months. The temporary ramp will have two right-turn lanes and a traffic signal to allow drivers to access Route 123 North.
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 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 are reduced to 35 miles per hour (mph), consistent with posted travel speeds on Route 123 north and south of the I-66 interchange. Drivers traveling north on Route 123 should use caution and be alert for vehicles entering the roadway.
Drivers should expect construction-related detours and traffic pattern changes as work progresses at the Route 123 and 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.
Learn more about the I-66 Outside the Beltway Project and sign up for project updates and lane closure alerts at Transform66.org.