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TRAFFIC CHANGES CONTINUE AT ROUTE 28 INTERCHANGE. LEARN MORE.

About the Project

Route 28 Interchange

The Transform 66 Project will reconfigure the Route 28 Interchange to add Express Lanes access and improve traffic flow on both I-66 and Route 28. The project will remove the four sets of traffic signals on Route 28 between Westfields Boulevard and Route 29, as well as build a new overpass to reconnect Braddock Road and Walney Road. 

The new design:

  • Adds access to and from the future Express Lanes from Route 28. (Opens December 2022.)
  • Removes traffic signals on Route 28 between Westfields Boulevard and Route 29 in Centreville. (Completed November 2020.)
  • Shifts access to the ballfields at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park to a new park access road from Stonecroft Boulevard north of the park. (Opened in November 2019.)
  • Builds a new overpass reconnecting Braddock Road and Walney Road (opens late 2020) providing direct access to and from I-66, as well as to Route 28 to and from the south.

Get a closer look at what’s planned through the Transform 66 Interactive Map.

Turn from Route 28 South to Braddock Road Now Closed

The right turn from Route 28 South to Braddock Road permanently closed to traffic on November 5. This permanent closure is part of a series of traffic changes being implemented at the I-66/Route 28 Interchange and along the Route 28 corridor. 

The redesigned Route 28 Interchange includes a new overpass connecting Braddock Road and Walney Road. There will not be direct access from Route 28 South to Braddock Road. Drivers will need to exit at Westfields Boulevard to reach Braddock Road. 

Details include:

  • The right turn from southbound Route 28 to Braddock Road is permanently closed.
  • Drivers on southbound Route 28 will be directed to exit to westbound Westfields Boulevard prior to the closure to access Braddock Road.
  • Drivers on northbound Route 28 will continue to be directed to the exit to westbound Westfields Boulevard to reach Braddock Road. New ramps from Route 28 North and I-66 West to the newly constructed Braddock Road/Walney Road overpass are scheduled to open later this month and will provide access to and from both Braddock Road and Walney Road. 

Ramp Openings, Traffic Changes Continue at I-66/Route 28 Interchange and Braddock Road This Weekend

On November 9, new ramps opened connecting Braddock Road, Route 28, and I-66 West as part of continued traffic pattern changes happening at the I-66/Route 28 Interchange area. 

Changes include:

  • The old ramp from Route 28 South to I-66 West has been replaced by a new exit ramp approximately 1,000 feet north of (prior to) the old exit ramp.    
  • Drivers on Braddock Road approaching Route 28 will use a new roadway and ramps to access I-66 West and Route 28 South. Drivers will turn right from eastbound Braddock Road, then stay left for the ramp to Route 28 South and I-66 East or stay right to merge onto the new ramp from Route 28 South to I-66 West.  
  • The final traffic signal near the I-66/Route 28 Interchange, located on Route 28 South at Braddock Road, has been removed. Drivers may now travel more than 15 miles from south of Route 29 (Lee Highway) in Centreville to Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) in Sterling without any traffic signals.

Route 28 North Shifted to New Alignment at I-66 on November 4

Route 28 North shifted to a new bridge over I-66 on November 4. The new, permanent alignment for Route 28 is slightly to the east of the existing Route 28 bridge over I-66 and is one of several major traffic pattern changes happening this year in the I-66 and Route 28 Interchange area. 

With the traffic shift complete, drivers on Route 28 North traveling to I-66 East will temporarily access eastbound I-66 from the left-most travel lanes. This temporary traffic pattern will remain in place until about Friday, November 20, while crews finish constructing the new, permanent ramp from Route 28 North to I-66 East on the right side of the roadway. 

Drivers traveling from Route 29 (Lee Highway) South to Route 28 North will not be able to access the temporary, left-side ramp from Route 28 North to I-66 East. These drivers will be detoured farther south on Route 29 to the I-66/Route 29 Interchange in Centreville until the new permanent, right-side ramp from Route 28 North to I-66 East is opened.

When the new bridge opens, drivers traveling on the ramp from I-66 East to Route 28 North will merge onto Route 28 North from the left side of the roadway, with northbound traffic to their right.

Changes to Ramps from I-66 West to Route 28 Began October 25

On October 25, a new ramp from I-66 West to Route 28 North opened about 500 feet east of (prior to) the old exit ramp. Drivers traveling to Route 28 South should continue in the right-most through lane – beyond the new exit to Route 28 North – to reach the existing exit ramp from I-66 West to Route 28 South.

New Fly-over Ramp from I-66 East to Route 28 North

The first new exit ramp and bridge for the under-construction I-66 and Route 28 Interchange opened ahead of schedule in July 2020. Drivers on I-66 East now exit to Route 28 North using the new flyover ramp, located prior to Route 28 and the old loop ramp. The new ramp was completed as an early interim milestone for the I-66 Outside the Beltway Project, and is the first of several permanent traffic pattern changes happening this year at the I-66 and Route 28 Interchange area.

The old loop ramp has closed permanently to allow for construction of new northbound Route 28 thru-lanes and additional ramps for the redesigned interchange. Route 28 North traffic patterns have been shifted temporarily to accommodate the new traffic movement until future traffic shifts occur later in 2020. Drivers should use caution and follow roadway signs when traveling in this area.

The new flyover ramp from I-66 Eastbound to Route 28 Northbound.

What Neighbors Can Expect

  • Overnight construction activities such as bridge demolition and pile driving will be avoided when possible. However, back-up alarms on equipment and trucks, which are necessary for the safety of construction crews, cannot be avoided at any time.
  • Lighting of the construction area during the nighttime hours will be directed to minimize light pollution for nearby residents.
  • Detours will be in place for extended periods of time to allow for construction.
  • Small-charge dynamite operations continue around the interchange to break up underground rock. Blasting activities generally occur between 11 a.m. and noon, are closely coordinated with safety regulators, and utilize seismic monitoring. Pre-blast structural surveys have been offered for nearby buildings. Contact FAM Construction for more information on these surveys.
  • Every effort will be made to communicate major traffic switches or nighttime work through project emails and the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway website.

What Drivers Can Expect

  • Construction-related detours will be in place periodically.
  • New traffic patterns will be implemented as construction progresses.
  • Drivers should slow down, stay focused, and be alert for construction crews.
  • Drivers should expect additional changes as work advances at the interchange. Sign up for project email updates to keep up-to-date.
  • Traffic stoppages will happen regularly around the interchange between 11 a.m. and noon to accommodate underground blasting.
  • Walney Road will be closed between Route 28 and Cabells Mill Drive through late 2020 while the new Braddock-Walney connector bridge is built. Drivers will be temporarily detoured to Westfields Boulevard to access Walney Road from Route 28. Access to Route 28 North from Walney Road will be permanently directed to Westfields Boulevard. Learn more.

Centreville Area Construction Update Meeting Held on Nov. 18

In November 2019, the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project Team held an update meeting on upcoming long term traffic pattern changes and detours at the Route 28 and Route 29 Centreville interchanges, upcoming construction activities along Route 28 corridor, and the Route 29 Centreville partial bridge demolition.  

Materials from the meeting can be found in the Resources section below.

Timeline

Anticipated Schedule Dates
Clearing activities begin Fall 2018
Bridge and retaining wall construction begin Spring 2019
Walney Road closure between Rt. 28 and Cabells Mill Rd. May 2019 to Fall 2020
E.C. Lawrence Park access road opens November 2019
Walney Road-Braddock Road connector bridge opens November 2020
Poplar Tree Road bridge over Route 28 opens November 2020
Remaining traffic signals removed between Westfields Blvd. and Rt. 29 November 2020
Express Lanes open December 2022

Resources

Concept plans (I-66) - PDF, 4.9MB
Concept plans (I-66) - PDF, 4.8MB
Concept plans (I-66) - PDF, 3.2MB
Concept plans (I-66) - PDF, 2.9MB
Cross sections - PDF, 26.6MB
Plan and profile - PDF, 40.2MB
Planned I-66 trails near Rt. 28 - PDF, 6.9MB
Upcoming traffic changes (May 2019) - PDF, 3.6MB
Changes to Ramp from Route 28 North to I-66 East (Nov. 2019) - PDF, 387KB
Centreville Area Construction Update Meeting Flyer, PDF, 6MB
Centreville Area Construction Update Meeting Handout (Nov. 18, 2019), PDF, 1.5MB
Centreville Area Construction Update Meeting Presentation (Nov. 18, 2019), PDF, 2.1MB
Centreville Area Construction Update Meeting Boards (Nov. 18, 2019), PDF, 7.1MB