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.
The reconstructed Vaden Drive Bridge over I-66 is scheduled to open to traffic on or about Wednesday, November 24 or 25, reconnecting Saintsbury Drive with Country Creek Road/Virginia Center Boulevard near the Vienna-Fairfax/GMU Metrorail Station. The new, wider bridge will include a shared-use path opening in late 2020, and ramps to and from the west that will connect to the Express Lanes.
The Vaden Drive Bridge over I-66 closed in October 2019, to allow for bridge reconstruction and addition of Express Lane ramps to and from the west. The full closure shortened the time to demolish and reconstruct the bridge, and reduced the number of months that commuters and project neighbors were impacted by construction.
The reopening of the bridge ends the Nutley Street vehicle detour. Pedestrians will continue to be detoured to the Vienna Metrorail Station pedestrian bridge until the shared-use path opens in December 2020.
Construction Update (Posted November 24, 2020)
Recent Construction Progress:
Upcoming Construction Activities:
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:
Vaden Drive Bridge is nearly ready for vehicle traffic to resume. (Nov. 24)
Vaden Drive Vehicle Detour
Drivers will use Virginia Center Boulevard (north of I-66), and Saintsbury Drive (south of I-66) to Nutley Street to by-pass the Vaden Drive Bridge closure.
Pedestrian and Cyclist Detour
Pedestrians and cyclists will continue to 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 Metrorail Station bridge.
Construction Update Meeting Held on Sept. 4, 2019
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. (Note: Anticipated re-opening of Vaden Drive Bridge is now in November 2020)
|Saintsbury Drive to close permanently||Sept. 5, 2019|
|Traffic shifts begin on I-66||Fall 2019|
|Vaden Drive bridge over I-66 closed||Oct. 18, 2019|
|Nutley Street Interchange construction impacts begin||Summer 2020|
|Vaden Drive bridge anticipated re-opening||November 2020|
|Vaden Drive Bridge anticipated re-opening||November 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|
|Vaden Drive Bridge Detours - PDF, 1.9MB|
|Vaden Drive Bridge Construction Update (10/09/2020) - PDF, 2.8MB|
|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 Construction Update (10/15/2019) - PDF, 2.4MB|
|Vaden Drive Bridge Construction Update (12/10/2019) - PDF, 1.7MB|
|Vaden Drive Bridge Construction Update (9/24/2020) - PDF, 1.6MB|
|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|
|Upcoming Construction Adjacent to Vienna Station Community, Feb. 2020 - PDF, 4.7MB|