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.
Demolition of the remaining portion of the old Waples Mill Road Bridge over I-66 will continue during the overnight hours Sunday, February 28, through Thursday, March 4. Overnight lane closures will be required on I-66 East and West to safely conduct the work over travel lanes. The Waples Mill Road Bridge is being rebuilt as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.
What’s Ahead the Week of Feb. 28:
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What Neighbors Can Expect
What Drivers Can Expect
Construction Progress (Updated Feb. 23, 2021)
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. (Feb. 12)
The old Waples Mill Road Bridge is visible to the left of the new structure. Demolition is planned to begin in late February 2021. (Feb. 17)
Construction Update (Updated Feb. 25, 2021)
Recent Construction Progress:
Upcoming Construction Activities:
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||Feb-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 (Jan. 2020) - PDF, 500KB|
|Waples Mill Bridge Demolition Flyer (Feb. 2021) - PDF, 1.3MB|