The I-66/I-495 Interchange is being modified with several new ramps and connections as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. The new interchange design will:
Get a closer look at what’s planned through the Transform 66 Interactive Map.
Noise Wall Replacement and Addition Near the I-495 Interchange
Construction of new ramps will require several sections of noise walls to be demolished and rebuilt in the northwest, northeast, and southeast quadrants of the I-495 Interchange. Additionally, a section of older wood noise wall along I-66 East between the ramp from I-495 North and Virginia Lane will be replaced toward the end of the project.
The project final noise analysis identified a section of new noise wall that will be built along I-66 West near the W&OD Trail and Idylwood Park.
Learn more about noise walls and the Transform 66 Project here. Download the final noise analysis report sections covering the I-495 Interchange area below:
|Segment 3C FDNA Technical Memo – Southwest Quadrant of I-66/I-495 Interchange - PDF, 11.9MB|
|Segment 3C FDNA Technical Memo – Southeast Quadrant of I-66/I-495 Interchange - PDF, 6MB|
|Segment 3C FDNA Technical Memo – Northwest Quadrant of I-66/I-495 Interchange - PDF, 6.5MB|
|Segment 3C FDNA Technical Memo – Northeast Quadrant of I-66/I-495 Interchange - PDF, 6MB|
Construction Update (Updated October 25, 2021)
Recent Construction Progress:
Upcoming Construction Activities:
Work continues on new flyover ramps, to include a new ramp from I-495 North to I-66 West. When complete, the interchange will include connections to and from the Express Lanes and general purpose lanes on I-495 and I-66. (September 24, 2021)
Piers will support new overpasses at the I-495 Interchange. (May 19, 2021)
Beams have been installed for a new ramp connecting I-495 to the I-66 Express Lanes. (May 19, 2021)
What Neighbors Can Expect
What Drivers Can Expect
Temporary Realignment of W&OD Trail at Idylwood Park in Use Until December 2021
The Washington & Old Dominion Trail (W&OD Trail) near Idylwood Park (between Virginia Lane and the trail bridge over I-495) in Falls Church has been temporarily shifted toward I-66 to accommodate construction of a retaining wall needed for new Express Lanes ramps. This temporary alignment is expected to be in use until December 2021, at which point the trail will be shifted to its post-project alignment closer to Idylwood Park.
The W&OD Trail adjacent to Idlywood Park in Falls Church has been temporarily realigned until December 2021. The temporary trail will be located slightly south of the current trail alignment adjacent to I-66 West.
Typical cross section of the temporary realignment of the W&OD Trail at Idylwood Park. The trail will be shifted slightly to the south of the current alignment.
|Ramp and bridge work begins||2018|
|Various traffic shifts and temporary ramp closures for construction and demolition||2018 through 2022|
|Bridge beam installation||Summer 2020 through 2022|
|Demolition of old bridges||2021|
|Express lanes open||December 2022|
|Temporary Lane Closures on Ramp from I-495 South to I-66 West Starting on or about Thursday, January 28, through Mid-March 2021 - Website|
|I-495 Partial Bridge Demo Outreach Flyer - PDF, 21MB|