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About the Project

Nutley Street (Route 243) Interchange

Major redesign and construction are planned for the Nutley Street Interchange as part of the Transform 66 Project. The new interchange will:

  • Provide safer, more efficient travel for vehicles entering and exiting I-66 East and West
  • Improve safety for vehicles and pedestrians traveling on Nutley Street
  • Connect the new grade-separated shared-use path with planned bicycle and pedestrian improvements around the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail station and a shared-use path being built into the Town of Vienna

A new design alternative – a double roundabout – will be constructed at this interchange as an alternative to the diverging diamond interchange (DDI) included in the initial project design. The project team held a community meeting in Vienna in June 2019 to discuss and get feedback on the design change, which will improve safety and traffic flow on Nutley Street while reducing construction impacts for drivers and project neighbors compared to the DDI design. Learn more about this design change by viewing the meeting handout, presentation, and display boards

Express Lanes access to and from the west will be available at new ramps that will be constructed at Vaden Drive, just west of the Metro station.

Traffic Pattern Changes Happening Summer-Fall 2020

The I-66 East to Nutley Street North ramp is planned to close on or about Nov. 21.

  • The loop ramp from I-66 East to northbound Nutley Street will close.
  • Drivers will access Nutley Street North by taking the current exit from I-66 East to Nutley Street South, staying to the left to use a new temporary ramp, then turning left at a temporary traffic signal on to northbound Nutley Street.
  • Access from I-66 East to southbound Nutley Street and Saintsbury Drive/Vienna Metrorail Station will remain unchanged.
  • Drivers traveling on Nutley Street should remain alert for changes in signal timing to allow traffic to turn onto Nutley Street North.

Learn more >

The loop ramp from northbound Nutley Street to I-66 West closed in July 2020. Drivers will now access I-66 West by turning left at a temporary traffic signal onto a new temporary ramp that merges with the existing ramp from southbound Nutley Street to I-66 West. Learn more >

The existing loop ramp from westbound I-66 to southbound Nutley Street closed in July 2020. Traffic is now directed to continue farther west on I-66 to reach the collector-distributor road and exit for Vienna/Fairfax/GMU Station. At the top of the ramp, drivers should stay to the right for Country Creek Road, continue straight as the road becomes Virginia Center Boulevard, then turn right at the traffic signal to southbound Nutley Street.  

This detour will be in place while crews construct a new temporary ramp in the northeast quadrant of the interchange. That new ramp will allow drivers exiting I-66 West to turn left at a temporary signal to proceed directly onto southbound Nutley Street. Learn more >

The loop ramp from southbound Nutley Street to I-66 East closed in June 2020. Drivers now access I-66 East by turning left at a temporary traffic signal onto a new ramp that merges with the existing ramp from northbound Nutley Street to I-66 East. Learn more >

What Neighbors Can Expect

  • Clearing has occurred around the interchange and along portions of I-66
  • Construction activities are expected to begin in 2020
  • Project emails and website will be used to communicate major traffic switches or nighttime work

What Drivers Can Expect

  • Travel lanes will be shifted on I-66 this summer to allow work along the shoulders. Traffic shifts will occur on Nutley Street beginning in 2020.
  • Traffic shifts, ramp closures, and other changes are expected to begin on Nutley Street in 2020 after the final design is approved and more substantial work begins at the interchange. Sign up for project email updates to keep up to date
  • Drivers should slow down, stay focused, and be alert for new traffic patterns and construction crews

Timeline

Anticipated Schedule Dates
Clearing activities begin Spring 2019
Traffic shifts on I-66 near Nutley Street Summer 2019
Traffic shifts on Nutley Street and ramps 2020
Express Lanes open December 2022

Resources

Nutley Street Interchange Design Meeting Flyer - PDF, 721KB
Nutley Street Interchange Design Meeting Presentation - PDF, 998KB
Nutley Street Interchange Design Meeting Handout - PDF, 21.MB
Nutley Street Interchange Design Meeting Boards - PDF, 7MB
Nutley Street Interchange Design Meeting Comments - PDF, 164KB
Construction Update Meeting on September 4, 2019 Flyer - PDF, 1.3MB
Nutley Concept Plan - PDF, 14.5MB
Vaden Drive Bridge closure poster 24 x 36 - PDF, 1.9MB
Vaden Drive Bridge closure poster 36 x 24 - PDF, 1.7MB