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ROUTE 28 SOUTH TO I-66 EAST RAMP CHANGES ON APRIL 17

About the Project

Stringfellow Road

Stringfellow Road at I-66 will be modified to add full-time Express Lanes access to and from the east. These ramps will provide commuter buses, vanpools, and carpools with convenient access from the Stringfellow Road Park & Ride lot to the Vienna-Fairfax/GMU Metrorail Station, Tysons, Arlington, and Washington using the region’s express lanes network.

Stringfellow Road Ramps Now Open to Full-time, Two-way Traffic

The Stringfellow Road ramps to I-66 East and from I-66 West converted from alternating, one-way travel to full-time, two-way travel in October 2020. Drivers on Stringfellow Road traveling to I-66 East, and drivers on I-66 West traveling to Stringfellow Road are permitted to use the ramps 24 hours a day. HOV-2 restrictions will remain in effect during peak periods. 

Drivers should expect the following traffic pattern change, weather permitting:

  • The existing Stringfellow Road ramps to I-66 East and from I-66 West allow full-time, two-way travel as of October 2020. Two-way traffic on the ramp will be separated by flexible, plastic bollards.
  • HOV-2 restrictions will remain in place during peak periods. The ramp from Stringfellow Road to I-66 East will be restricted to HOV-2 Only on weekdays between 5:30 a.m. and 9: 30 a.m. The ramp from I-66 West to Stringfellow Road will be restricted to HOV-2 Only on weekdays between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Only buses, two-axle, and emergency vehicles will be permitted to use the ramps. Trucks will not be allowed to use the ramps at this time.

Construction Update (Updated April 6, 2021)

Recent Construction Progress:

  • Water line, power line relocation along Stringfellow Road
  • Bridge beams placed for new I-66 West travel lanes

Upcoming Construction Activities:

  • Bridge deck complete along I-66 West
  • Shift I-66 travel lanes to allow room for Express Lanes construction

Bridge beams are in place over Stringfellow Road for the widened I-66 West. Crews are building abutments for the bridge for the widened I-66 East. (Mar. 20)

Stringfellow Road Closed at I-66 During Overnight Hours This Weekend, April 16-17, and Next Week, April 19-21, for Continued Overhead Bridge Work

Northbound and southbound Stringfellow Road approaching I-66 will close nightly, Friday, April 16, Saturday, April 17, and Monday, April 19, through Wednesday, April 21, to allow for continued installation of bridge beams. Drivers traveling on Stringfellow Road will be directed to a detour route and should allow extra time. 

The Stringfellow Road ramps to I-66 East/from I-66 West will also be closed during this time. 

Friday, April 16, Saturday, April 17, and Monday, April 19, through Wednesday, April 21
Stringfellow Road North and South between I-66 and Westbrook Drive/Village Square Drive

  • Stringfellow Road North and South approaching I-66 will be closed Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., and Monday through Wednesday nights from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • On the north side of I-66, thru-traffic on Stringfellow Road will be directed to Fair Lakes Boulevard, turn right on to Fair Lakes Parkway, travel about one mile and turn right on to the ramp to Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) South, follow signs to Route 29 (Lee Highway) South, and travel about two miles on Route 29 South to reach the intersection with Stringfellow Road. Vehicles can then turn left for southbound Stringfellow Road or turn right to return toward I-66. 
  • On the south side of I-66, thru-traffic on Stringfellow Road will be directed to Route 29 North, travel north on Route 29 for two miles, then follow signs to Route 286 North. Drivers will then exit at Fair Lakes Parkway/Monument Drive and stay to the left to turn left at the traffic signal on to Fair Lakes Parkway, turn left on to Fair Lakes Boulevard, and then turn right on to Stringfellow Road to head north. 
  • All lanes will reopen by 8 a.m. (5 a.m. weekdays). 

Ramp from Stringfellow Road to I-66 East/from I-66 West 

  • The ramp from Stringfellow Road to I-66 East/from I-66 West will be closed Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m., and Monday through Wednesday nights from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.

What Neighbors Can Expect

  • Construction activities on Stringfellow Road and along I-66 for the widened I-66 and Express Lanes will continue through 2022.
  • Project emails and website will be used to communicate major traffic switches or nighttime work.

What Drivers Can Expect

  • Traffic shifts on I-66 and Stringfellow Road, temporary ramp closures, and other changes are expected to continue through Express Lanes opening in 2022. 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.

Stringfellow Road Park & Ride Lot

With 698 parking spaces, covered bike racks, and convenient access to the I-66 HOV Lanes, the Stringfellow Park & Ride lot is a commuter hub with extensive Fairfax Connector bus service along I-66 and across western Fairfax County. Service includes Route 697, which launched August 31, 2020, with express service to Southwest Washington, D.C. (D St., SW near L’Enfant Plaza.) 

Learn more about the facility and find information about current bus service here.

Resources

Stringfellow Road/I-66 Ramps to Allow Full-time, Two-way Travel Starting on or about Tuesday, October 13 - Website