Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail Station Area
The Transform 66 Project will bring several significant changes around the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail Station that will improve access to the station for vehicles, commuter buses, cyclists, and pedestrians. Details include:
Get a closer look at what’s planned through the Transform 66 Interactive Map.
Vaden Drive bridge closed on Oct. 18 for approximately 10 months to accommodate construction of a new bridge as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. The closure is expected to reduce the time needed to demolish and construct the new bridge from 24 months to 12 months. Construction of the new bridge will begin while the remainder of the demolition takes place. The new bridge is anticipated to open in September 2020.
Learn more about the planned timeline for demolition and construction here.
Construction Update (Posted Dec. 5, 2019)
Recent Construction Progress:
Planned Activities for this Weekend:
Upcoming Construction Activities the Week of Dec. 9 and Beyond:
Demolition continues on the north bridge abutment to make way for new construction. (12/5)
Water is used to reduce the amount of dust during demolition. (12/5)
Some construction and demolition activities will generate noise or other impacts. When those activities occur, measures will be taken to minimize impacts as much as feasible.
During Demolition and Construction:
Pedestrian and Cyclist Detour
During the Vaden Drive Bridge closure, pedestrians and cyclists will be detoured across I-66 by using the Vienna Metro station pedestrian bridge. Follow signs to reach the bridge, then to return to Vaden Drive. Bicyclists may use this detour, but must dismount while crossing the metro station bridge.
Construction Update Meeting Held on Sept. 4
On Sept. 4, 2019, the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project Team held an update meeting on work near the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metro Station, Route 123 Interchange construction progress, and the latest design for the Nutley Street Interchange.
Materials from the meeting can be found in the Resources section below.
|Saintsbury Drive to close permanently||Sept. 5, 2019|
|Traffic shifts on I-66||Fall 2019|
|Vaden Drive bridge over I-66 to close for about 10 months||Oct. 18, 2019 - Summer 2020|
|Nutley Street Interchange construction impacts (following Vaden Drive closure)||Summer 2020|
|Express Lanes Open||Dec. 2022|
|Concept plans - PDF, 14.5MB|
|Cross sections - PDF, 15.4MB|
|Plan and profile - PDF, 27.5MB|
|Planned I-66 trails near Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metro - PDF, 1.7MB|
|Rendering of Vaden Drive Bridge and Ramps - JPG, 516KB|
|Rendering of Vienna Metrorail Station Area - JPG, 476KB|
|Construction Update Meeting on September 4, 2019 Flyer - PDF, 1.3MB|
|Construction Update Meeting on September 4, 2019 Handout - PDF, 22.7MB|
|Construction Update Meeting on September 4, 2019 Boards - PDF, 4.9MB|
|Construction Update Meeting on September 4, 2019 Presentation - PDF, 5MB|
|Vaden Drive Bridge Detours - PDF, 1.9MB|
|Vaden Drive Bridge Construction Update (10/15/2019) - PDF, 2.4MB|
|Oct. 25, 2019 - Vaden Drive Bridge Construction Update: Bridge Demolition and I-66 East Lane Closures Continue - Website|
|Nov. 1, 2019 - Vaden Drive Bridge Construction Update: Lane Closures on I-66 Next Week as Bridge Demolition Progresses - Website|
|Nov. 12, 2019 - Vaden Drive Bridge Construction Update: Overnight Lane Closures on I-66 East and West this Week for Vaden Drive Bridge Demolition - Website|