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About the Project

Jermantown Road

The Jermantown Road Bridge over I-66 is being rebuilt to accommodate the widening of I-66. The new bridge will include a bike lane and sidewalk in each direction, with nearby connection to the new shared-use path being built along I-66. The new bridge is being built adjacent to the old structure so that traffic flow can be maintained during construction.

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

First Phase of New Jermantown Road Bridge and Sidewalk Now Open

The first portion of the new Jermantown Road bridge opened on May 14, 2021, with two travel lanes. On July 6, temporary sidewalk connections opened between the 10-foot-wide sidewalk on the bridge and the existing sidewalks to the north and south, providing a Jermantown Road sidewalk crossing for the first time since the previous bridge opened in 1961.

The second phase of bridge construction is underway. The full bridge is anticipated to open in 2022 and will add a six-foot-wide sidewalk on the east side of the bridge and five-foot-wide bike lanes in each direction, as well as permanent sidewalk connections on the west side of the bridge.

Phoenix Drive, located immediately north of I-66, will provide access to the new 66 Parallel Trail, the 10-foot-wide shared-use path that is being built along 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.

What Neighbors Can Expect

  • Noisy construction activities such as bridge demolition and pile driving will be avoided at night, when possible. Noise to expect at night includes back-up alarms on equipment and trucks, which is necessary to protect worker safety
  • Lighting of the construction area will be directed to minimize light pollution for nearby residents
  • Project emails and website will be used to communicate major traffic switches or nighttime work

What Drivers Can Expect

Construction Update (July 12, 2021)

Recent Construction Progress:

  • The new Jermantown Road Bridge over I-66 opened May 14
  • Temporary sidewalk connections are in place on the west side of the bridge allowing pedestrians to cross over I-66
  • Old bridge deck, piers, and abutments have been demolished
  • Bridge abutment construction for the second phase of the bridge has begun

Upcoming Construction Activities:

  • Construction of bridge abutments, piers, and decking for second phase of the new Jermantown Road Bridge
  • Open the full, four-lane Jermantown Road Bridge with sidewalk and bike lanes in each direction


Pedestrians can now cross I-66 using the 10-foot sidewalk on the west side of the new bridge and temporary connections to existing sidewalk on each side. (July 12, 2021)


View looking south (toward City of Fairfax) at abutments being built for the second half of the new Jermantown Road bridge. (July 12, 2021)


Replacement noise walls can be seen along both sides of I-66 looking east from the Jermantown Road bridge toward Route 123. The second part of the south bridge abutment is visible in the foreground. (July 12, 2021)

Timeline

Anticipated Schedule Dates
Construction of new bridge begins
Fall 2019
Relocation of nearby noise wall complete
Spring 2021
New bridge opening
May 14, 2021
Demolition of old bridge
May 2021
Sidewalk connection on west side complete
Mid-July 2021
Express Lanes open
December 2022

Resources

Final Design Noise Analysis – Segment 3A – Route 50 to Blake Lane - PDF, 32.5MB
Final Design Noise Analysis Technical Memo – Segment 3A – Waples Mill Road Area to Jermantown Road Along I-66 West - PDF, 10.9MB
Jermantown Road Bridge Demolition Postcard (May 2021) - PDF, 1.16MB