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 Nov. 12, 2019)
Recent Construction Progress:
What's Ahead for the Remainder of the Week of Nov. 10-16:
Looking Ahead to the Week of Nov. 17
Concrete removal for the span over the Metrorail tracks is complete. Covering used to protect the tracks during demolition is visible below the remaining girders.
Concrete bridge deck has been removed over the Metrorail tracks and girders are nearly ready to be removed (Nov. 7)
Slabs of concrete wall and bridge deck that have been removed from over the Metrorail tracks and are ready to be hauled away (Nov. 7).
Bridge girders seen from below, ready to be cut, removed, and hauled away (Nov. 7).
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|
|News Release: Vaden Drive Bridge Construction Update: Bridge Demolition and I-66 East Lane Closures Continue - Website|