Monument Drive at I-66 will be modified to add full-time Express Lanes access to the east and west. In addition, a new parking garage is being built with project funding.
Monument Drive Ramps Open to Full-time, Two-way Traffic
The Monument Drive ramps to I-66 East and from I-66 West converted from alternating, one-way travel to full-time, two-way travel in September 2020. Drivers on Monument Drive traveling to I-66 East, and drivers on I-66 West traveling to Monument Drive are now permitted to use the ramps 24 hours a day.
Right Turn from Monument Drive North to I-66 East Closed Through August 2022
The right turn from Monument Drive North to I-66 East closed on February 24, and will remain closed for approximately six months.
Drivers will be directed farther north to make a U-turn at the traffic signal at Fair Lakes Parkway to head south on Monument Drive. Drivers will then turn left at the traffic signal to the ramp to I-66 East.
Pedestrians and cyclists using the shared-use path on the east side of Monument Drive between I-66 and Government Center Parkway will be directed to follow a temporary path provided between barriers.
Some Fairfax Connector bus routes will be modified to accommodate the closure and detour. Visit https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/connector/ for more information on bus routes and schedules.
Partial Demolition Activity on Monument Drive Bridge Planned Through May 2022
The Monument Drive Bridge over I-66 is being widened to accommodate new Express Lanes access ramps and sidewalk on the west side of the bridge. Partial demolition of the bridge began in mid-March and is anticipated to be complete by mid-May. Most demolition activity will occur during overnight hours due to proximity to I-66 travel lanes. Learn more.
Monument Drive Parking Garage
The Monument Drive Commuter Parking Garage and Transit Center will include a garage with 820 parking spaces and a transit center with eight bus bays, pick-up/drop-off area, secure bicycle storage, bicycle racks and a Connector store. It will be located at the intersection of Government Center Parkway and Monument Drive, adjacent to the future Express Lanes ramps at Monument Drive.
Fairfax County is managing construction of the facility. The project has an estimated total cost of $43 million which will be funded with $38.5 million from Transform 66 concession project funds and $4.5 million from local funds. Groundbreaking occurred in November 2021.
Future Monument Drive Garage (Monument Drive in foreground)
What Neighbors Can Expect
What Drivers Can Expect
|Traffic shifts on I-66 near Monument Drive||Ongoing|
|Existing Monument Drive ramps open to full-time, two-way travel||September 2020|
|Construction of Express Lanes ramp on west side of Monument Drive begins||2021|
|Parking garage construction begins||November 2021|
|Express Lanes open||Late 2022|
|Monument Drive Construction Update Flyer - PDF, 516KB|