Overnight Closures and Traffic Stoppages on Route 28, Week of Oct. 13

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Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)

Bridge beam installation for new bridges continues at the Route 28 and I-66 Interchange, requiring full closure of Route 28 North at I-66 during overnight hours of Sunday, Oct. 13. There will be additional ramp and lane closures on Route 28 throughout the week. Drivers will be directed to follow signed detours and should expect delays if traveling in this area. Closures are needed to safely install bridge beams over the roadway and ramps.

Details include:

Sunday, Oct. 13
Route 28 North and South between E.C. Lawrence Park and Route 29
  • Full closure of Route 28 North at I-66 from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Drivers will be directed to I-66 East to Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) North, stay to the right for I-66 West, then follow signs to Route 28 North.
  • Closure of the ramp from I-66 East to Route 28 North between 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. Drivers will be detoured farther east to Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) North, stay to the right for I-66 West, then follow signs to Route 28 North.
  • Closure of the ramp and two left turn lanes from Route 28 South to I-66 East from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Drivers will be detoured farther south to Route 29 (Lee Highway) North, stay to the right for Route 28 North, then follow signs to I-66 East.
  • Two lanes will be closed on Route 28 South from Braddock Road to I-66 from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
  • Periodic stoppages of up to 30 minutes on southbound Route 28 between 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. to lift bridge girders into place.
Monday, Oct. 14, and Tuesday, Oct. 15
Route 28 South between E.C. Lawrence Park and I-66
  • Closure of the ramp and two left turn lanes from Route 28 South to I-66 East from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Drivers will be detoured farther south to Route 29 (Lee Highway) North, stay to the right for Route 28 North, then follow signs to I-66 East.
  • Two lanes will be closed on Route 28 South from Braddock Road to I-66 from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
  • Periodic stoppages of up to 30 minutes on southbound Route 28 between 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. to lift bridge girders into place.
Wednesday, Oct. 16, and Thursday, Oct. 17
Ramp from I-66 East to Route 28 North
Route 28 North at I-66
  • Closure of the ramp from I-66 East to Route 28 North between 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. Drivers will be detoured farther east to Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) North, stay to the right for I-66 West, then follow signs to Route 28 North.
  • Two left lanes of northbound Route 28 will be closed from Route 29 to I-66 from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
  • Periodic stoppages of up to 20 minutes on northbound Route 28 between 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m.
I-66 East from Compton Road to Route 28
  • Three left lanes of eastbound I-66 will be closed between 9:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. for overhead work on the new Route 28 bridge.
The I-66/Route 28 Interchange is being rebuilt as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.
Message boards on I-66 and Route 28 are providing advance notice of lane closures and traffic stoppages. Weekly updates are available at Transform66.org and on Twitter @VaDOTNOVA. To receive updates automatically by email, sign up here.
All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if inclement conditions occur.
When complete, the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project will feature three general purpose lanes and two Express Lanes in each direction from I-495/Capital Beltway to Route 29 in Gainesville. The I-66 Outside the Beltway Express Lanes are expected to open in December 2022.

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