Provided by Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
Overnight Closures and Traffic Stoppages on Route 28 and I-66
Bridge beam installation for new ramps at the Route 28 and I-66 interchange will require nightly closures and traffic stoppages on Route 28 and I-66 during overnight hours Sunday, Sept. 22, through Thursday, Sept. 26. 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 exit ramps.
Sunday, Sept. 22, through Thursday, Sept. 26. I-66 East between Compton Road and east of Route 28
- Single left lane closed at 9:00 p.m.
- Three left lanes closed by 11:00 p.m.
- Periodic stoppages of up to 30 minutes on I-66 East from Compton Road to east of Route 28 between 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. to lift bridge girders into place.
- Ramp from I-66 East to Route 28 North will be closed between 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. Drivers will be detoured to the exit for Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) North, then stay to the right to follow signs to I-66 West back to Route 28 North.
- All lanes will reopen by 5:00 a.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 24, through Thursday, Sept. 26. Route 28 North and South between E.C. Lawrence Park and Route 29
- All closures listed above for Sunday, Sept. 22, through Thursday, Sept. 26, including stoppages of up to 30 minutes on I-66 East between 11:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m. and closure of the ramp from I-66 East to Route 28 North from 11:00 p.m. to 4:0 a.m.
- Full closure of Route 28 North at I-66 from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. Drivers on Route 28 North will be routed to I-66 East to the exit for Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) North, then stay to the right to follow signs to I-66 West back to Route 28 North.
- Two lanes 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.
- 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 south on Route 28 to the Route 29 (Lee Highway) interchange, exit to Route 29 North, then stay right to take Route 28 North to the ramp for I-66 East.
The I-66/Route 28 Interchange is being rebuilt as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.
More closures, stoppages, and detours will occur on I-66 and Route 28 in subsequent weeks for additional bridge beam installation. 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.
Major Lane Closures Continue this Weekend on I-395 South
Lane closures will continue this weekend on southbound I-395 from King Street (Exit 5) to Duke Street (Exit 3) for bridge rehabilitation work. Closures will begin on Friday night, Sept. 20 through early Monday morning, Sept. 23. All lanes will reopen, including the HOV lanes in the northbound direction, in time for Monday morning’s commute.
Drivers traveling out of D.C. this weekend are urged to use alternate routes or plan extra travel time. Local traffic may still use the general purpose lanes, but should expect closures.
What Drivers Should Expect:
- Lane closures on southbound I-395 will begin at 10:00 p.m. Friday until 5:00 a.m. Monday.
- At least two lanes on southbound I-395 will remain open to traffic during daytime hours on Saturday and Sunday.
- A single southbound HOV lane will be open Friday night until Saturday evening, after which the HOV lanes will close until 6:00 p.m. Sunday. After 6:00 p.m. Sunday, the HOV lanes will open in the northbound direction.
- Weekly updates with specific closure information will be available at: ExpressLanes.com and VDOT’s 395 Express Lanes Web Page.
- The reversible 95 Express Lanes, from near Edsall Road to past Garrisonville Road in Stafford, will operate according to their normal schedule.
This weekend’s lane closures are needed for crews to complete improvements on bridges over I-395 as part of the overall 395 Express Lanes Project. The 395 Express Lanes are an eight-mile extension of the 95 Express Lanes to the Washington, D.C. line, and are scheduled to open this fall. Learn how Express Lanes work and how to get an E-ZPass at ExpressLanes.com.