The Waples Mill Road Bridge over I-66 is being rebuilt to accommodate the widening of I-66. The new bridge will include a shared-use path and sidewalk, with nearby connection to the new shared-use path being built along I-66. Bridge construction and demolition are being done in phases to keep the bridge open for traffic during this process. New noise walls along I-66 West in the vicinity of Waples Mill Road are also being constructed.
Get a closer look at what’s planned through the Transform 66 Interactive Map.
What Neighbors Can Expect
What Drivers Can Expect
Construction Update (Updated July 7, 2022)
Recent Construction Progress:
Upcoming Construction Activities:
The new Waples Mill Road Bridge is visible with Route 50 construction in the background. The remaining portion of the old bridge is visible next to the new bridge. (February 12, 2021)
The second phase of Waples Mill Road Bridge construction is building bridge abutments just east of the new bridge. The temporary pedestrian crossing is visible on the west side of the bridge behind orange-and-white barrier. (May 2, 2021)
Aerial view of the Waples Road bridge area. (March 22, 2022)
New Noise Wall Near the Waples Mill Road Bridge
The project final noise analysis identified a section of new noise wall that will be built along I-66 West on each side of Waples Mill Road. The approximate location of the new wall is shown in the green/black line below.
Learn more about noise walls and the Transform 66 Project here. Download the final noise analysis report sections covering the area around Waples Mill Road below:
|First phase of bridge demolition||February 2020|
|First phase of bridge construction||2020|
|Second phase of bridge demolition||February - March 2021|
|Bridge construction complete||Late 2021/Early 2022|
|Noise wall and shared-use path construction||2021-2022|
|Express Lanes open||December 2022|
|Waples Mill Bridge Demolition Flyer (January 2020) - PDF, 500KB|
|Waples Mill Bridge Demolition Flyer (February 2021) - PDF, 1.3MB|