66 EXPRESS LANES NOW FULLY OPEN BETWEEN ROUTE 29 IN GAINESVILLE AND I-495

About the Project

Cedar Lane

Cedar Lane

The new Cedar Lane Bridge over I-66 accommodates the widening of I-66 and includes a shared-use path and wider sidewalk, as well as a nearby connection to the new shared-use path being built along I-66.

Get a closer look at what’s planned through the Transform 66 Interactive Map.

Cedar Lane Bridge Demolition and Reconstruction

The Cedar Lane Bridge closed on May 15, 2020, for demolition and reconstruction. The new bridge opened on December 23, 2020. Closing the bridge for this period reduced the duration and impacts of construction on travelers and surrounding neighborhoods, compared to a partial closure that would have taken more than two years to complete.

Benefits of this approach included:

  • Neighbors experienced fewer nights of noise from bridge demolition activities
  • Drivers on I-66 will had fewer months of extended lane shifts for bridge pier construction
  • The project team maximized construction activity over Metrorail tracks during the Orange Line shutdown

Construction Update (Updated November 9, 2022)

Recent Construction Progress:

  • Bridge opened December 23, 2020.

Current Construction Activities:

  • Continue work on sidewalks, noise walls, and shared-use path along I-66.

The new Cedar Lane Bridge opened in December 2020. Work continues on nearby noise wall and shared-use path. (July 20, 2022)

The new Cedar Lane Bridge opened in December 2020. Work continues on nearby noise wall and shared-use path. (July 20, 2022) 

Express Lanes at Cedar Lane Bridge looking east on I-66

Express Lanes at Cedar Lane Bridge looking east on I-66. (June 20, 2022) 

Express Lanes at Cedar Lane Bridge looking east on I-66

Shared Use Path at Cedar Lane. (August 12, 2022) 

Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements with the New Bridge

The new bridge will include a shared-use path on the east side and a sidewalk on the west side. Just north of I-66, there will be a connection to the 10-foot-wide shared-use path that is being built parallel to I-66 from Dunn Loring to Centreville as part of the project. This paved trail will provide cyclists and pedestrians with off-road access to Metrorail stations, parks, neighborhoods, and other trails. Learn more here.

Cedar Lane Bridge Reconstruction Video Presentation

Timeline

Anticipated Schedule Dates
Cedar Lane closes between Cottage Street and Hilltop Road
May 2020
Bridge demolition
May to June 2020
Construction of new bridge abutments and piers
May to August 2020
Bridge re-opens
December 2020
Express Lanes open December 2022

Resources

Fairfax Connector Bus Schedule - Website
Project Plan Sheet for Cedar Lane Area - PDF, 12MB
Cedar Lane Demolition and Construction Information Flyer (English) - PDF, 1.6MB
Cedar Lane Demolition and Construction Information Flyer (Spanish) - PDF, 1.3MB
Cedar Lane detour flyer (English) - PDF, 2.5MB
Cedar Lane detour flyer (Spanish) - PDF, 2.4MB
Cedar Lane Bridge Reconstruction Video Presentation Website
Presentación en video de construcción del puente Cedar Lane - Website


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