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Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)

University Boulevard over I-66 reduced to two lanes Sunday, March 7, through Friday, March 12

Overnight lane closures and traffic stoppages of up to 30 minutes on I-66 East and West approaching University Boulevard in Gainesville are scheduled to occur Monday, March 8, through Wednesday, March 10, for crews to install overhead bridge beams on the University Boulevard Bridge over I-66. The work is part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.
University Boulevard over I-66 will be reduced to a single travel lane in each direction from the evening of Sunday, March 7, through mid-day on Friday, March 12. Two-way traffic will run on the southbound side of University Boulevard.

Monday, March 8, and Tuesday, March 9

I-66 East from Route 29 (Lee Highway) Gainesville to University Boulevard

  • I-66 East will be reduced to one travel lane approaching University Boulevard from 8:00 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. nightly
  • Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 30 minutes between 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5:00 a.m.

University Boulevard at I-66

  • From 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. nightly, northbound University Boulevard over I-66 will be closed with alternating two-way traffic flagged in a single lane on the southbound side of University Boulevard.

Wednesday, March 10

I-66 West from Route 234 (Prince William Parkway) to University Boulevard

  • I-66 West will be reduced to one travel lane approaching University Boulevard from 10:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
  • Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 30 minutes between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.
  • All lanes reopen by 6:00 a.m.

University Boulevard at I-66

  • From 6:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., northbound University Boulevard over I-66 will be closed with alternating two-way traffic flagged in a single lane on the southbound side of University Boulevard.
All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if inclement conditions occur.
The University Boulevard Bridge over I-66 is being widened to accommodate new I-66 Express Lanes access to and from the east near the new University Boulevard Park and Ride Lot. The I-66 Outside the Beltway Express Lanes, which span from I-495 to Route 29 in Gainesville, are expected to open in December 2022.

Lane closures, traffic stoppages on Route 50 planned nightly

I-66 East and West approaching Route 50 in Fairfax will be reduced to a single travel lane in each direction for about one mile during the overnight hours Sunday, March 7, and Monday, March 8, as bridge beam installation continues at the I-66/Route 50 Interchange. All lanes of I-66 East will be closed and two-way traffic will run in a single lane in each direction on the I-66 West side so that crews can safely install bridge beams over I-66 East. The Route 50 Interchange is being rebuilt as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.
Route 50 West at I-66 will be reduced to a single travel lane with traffic stoppages each night as well, and multiple ramps will be closed nightly at the interchange. Drivers traveling on I-66 and Route 50 West during this time should expect delays and should consider using alternate routes.
Crews are installing beams for the new Route 50 West bridge over I-66. Beam lifts for the new Route 50 East bridge completed last month.
All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if inclement conditions occur.

Sunday, March 7, and Monday, March 8

I-66 East and West Between Monument Drive and Waples Mill Road

  • Around 10:00 p.m. traffic on I-66 East approaching Monument Drive will be narrowed to a single lane and directed to cross over on to the I-66 West side of the roadway. Eastbound traffic will remain in this pattern until east of Route 50, where it will then cross back over to the I-66 East side of the roadway through a gap in the median barrier and resume normal travel.
  • Around 10:00 p.m. traffic on I-66 West approaching Waples Mill Road will be narrowed to a single right lane and remain on the right side of the interstate beyond Monument Drive. Westbound traffic will resume normal travel following the point where eastbound traffic crosses on to the westbound lanes.
  • Between 10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. two-way traffic on I-66 West will be separated by traffic barrels and one closed travel lane. State police will be on-site to assist with traffic control and response.
  • All lanes on I-66 East will reopen by 5:00 a.m., and on I-66 West by 5:30 a.m.

Ramp from Monument Drive to I-66 East/from I-66 West

  • The ramp from Monument Drive to I-66 East/from I-66 West will be closed from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Ramp from I-66 East to Route 50 West

  • The ramp from I-66 East to Route 50 West will be closed from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Traffic will be detoured prior to the closure to Route 50 East, stay to the left and make a U-turn from the left-most left turn lane at the Waples Mill Road traffic signal on to Route 50 West.

Route 50 West from Waples Mill Road to I-66

  • Route 50 West will be reduced to one travel lane approaching I-66 on Sunday night from 9:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., and Monday night from 10:00 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.
  • Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 20 minutes between 10:30 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

Route 50 at I-66

Overnight Lane Closures on I-66 Near Route 50 Next Week, March 9-12 for Waples Mill Road Bridge Demolition

Demolition of the remaining portion of the old Waples Mill Road Bridge over I-66, located east of the Route 50 interchange, will continue during overnight hours Tuesday, March 9, through Friday, March 12. Overnight lane closures will be required in this area on I-66 East and West to safely conduct the work over the roadway. The Waples Mill Road Bridge is being rebuilt as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

What Drivers Should Expect:

  • Tuesday, March 9, through Thursday, March 11, from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., I-66 East will be reduced to one travel lane approaching Waples Mill Road.
  • Friday, March 12, from 9:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. I-66 East and West will be reduced to one travel lane approaching Waples Mill Road.
  • Drivers should expect periodic stoppages of up to 20 minutes on I-66 between 12:00 midnight and 4:00 a.m. each night.
  • All lanes will reopen by 5 a.m. (9 a.m. Saturday morning).
  • Work schedules are weather dependent and subject to change.

About Waples Mill Bridge Demolition:

  • Crews will demolish the old bridge span over I-66 East and West using jackhammers, saw cutters, and hoe rams followed by removal of the steel bridge beams.
  • Demolition of the remaining old Waples Mill Road Bridge over I-66 is anticipated to take approximately eight to ten nights of work to complete, depending on weather and other factors such as construction progress.
  • For updates on demolition progress, visit transform66.org/WaplesMillRoad.
The Waples Mill Road Bridge over I-66 is being rebuilt to provide room for the future express lanes as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. Work is being done in phases in order to maintain traffic on Waples Mill Road throughout demolition and reconstruction. The first phase of the new bridge opened to traffic in fall 2020.
Demolition progress and updates are available on the project webpage and sent to the project email list (sign up to receive it here).
Construction and lane closure updates are available at Transform66.org and on Twitter @VaDOTNOVA.
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