Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
Temporary traffic stoppages of up to 20 minutes are planned to occur during overnight hours this weekend on I-66 East in Arlington between Sycamore Street and Exit 71 (Fairfax Dr./Glebe Rd.). Additionally, there will be alternating single lane closures in this area each night. Details include:
- Friday, March 1: The left lane will be closed between 10:00 p. m. and 7:00 a. m. with one or more full traffic stoppages lasting up to 20 minutes.
- Saturday, March 2: The right lane will be closed between 10:00 p. m. and 8:00 a. m. with one or more full traffic stoppages lasting up to 20 minutes.
- Sunday, March 3: Alternating single lane closures between 9:30 p. m. and 4:00 a. m. with one or more full traffic stoppages lasting up to 20 minutes.
The closures and stoppages are needed for overhead gantry work as part of the I-66 Inside the Beltway Eastbound Widening Project. All work is weather dependent.
Drivers are urged to use caution and expect possible delays. Real-time traffic conditions and information is available at 511virginia.org or through the 511 Virginia mobile 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 (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.