Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
Overnight lane closures will begin on or about Sunday, Aug. 26, on eastbound I-66 and will continue for approximately two months, weather permitting. The lane closures will happen nightly from 9:30 p. m. to 5:00 a. m. to allow crews to strengthen and repave the outside (right) shoulder of eastbound I-66 between the Dulles Connector Road (Route 267) and Fairfax Drive (Exit 71). Once completed, all I-66 eastbound travel lanes will be shifted toward the right side of the road and temporary traffic barriers will be installed on the left side of the roadway, so that crews can begin widening work in the median. This work is part of the I-66 Inside the Beltway Eastbound Widening Project.
Drivers traveling at night on this portion of I-66 are urged to use caution, expect possible delays, and stay informed by registering to receive updates at Transform66.org. Real-time traffic conditions and information is available at 511virginia.org or through the 511 Virginia app.
The I-66 Eastbound Widening Project will add a travel lane along four miles of eastbound I-66 and install approximately 12,000 linear feet of new and replacement noise barriers. The project also includes building a new bridge over Lee Highway (U.S. Route 29) for the Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail and constructing a new direct access ramp from eastbound I-66 to the West Falls Church Metro Station at the Route 7 Interchange.
The additional eastbound lane is scheduled to open to traffic in fall 2020, and the overall project is expected to be complete in fall 2021. All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if inclement conditions occur.