Major redesign and construction are planned for the Nutley Street Interchange as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. The new interchange will:
A new design alternative – a double roundabout – is being constructed at this interchange as an alternative to the diverging diamond interchange (DDI) included in the initial project design. The project team held a community meeting in Vienna in June 2019 to discuss and get feedback on the design change, which will improve safety and traffic flow on Nutley Street while reducing construction impacts for drivers and project neighbors compared to the DDI design. Learn more about this design change by viewing the meeting handout, presentation, and display boards.
Express Lanes access to and from the west are available at new ramps at Vaden Drive, just west of the Metrorail station.
66 Express Lanes Access at Nutley Street
There is no direct access to or from the 66 Express Lanes at Nutley Street, but a new flyover ramp located between Cedar Lane and Gallows Road provides access from the eastbound I-66 general-purpose lanes. The ramp is on the right side of I-66 East and will give drivers access to the eastbound 66 Express Lanes and the 495 North and South Express Lanes.
Permanent Loop Ramp Open at Nutley Street/I-66 Interchange
Ramp from Nutley Street South to I-66 East
Traffic Pattern Change to be Implemented on Nutley Street at I-66 Interchange in Early 2023
The first of two roundabouts on Nutley Street at I-66 is planned to open to traffic as part of the redesigned I-66/Nutley Street Interchange in early 2023. Drivers traveling to northbound Nutley Street from I-66 East will enter and proceed around the roundabout to go north on Nutley Street. Drivers traveling northbound and southbound on Nutley Street will use the roundabout to continue on Nutley Street. This traffic pattern change will allow for the removal of the temporary traffic signal control at the intersection of Nutley Street and the ramp from eastbound I-66. A second roundabout, on the north side of I-66, is anticipated to open to traffic soon after the opening of the first.
What drivers should expect when the first of two roundabouts open:
There is no change at this time for travel from I-66 East to Nutley Street South; from Nutley Street North to I-66 East; or from Nutley Street South to I-66 East or West.
All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if inclement conditions occur.
Drivers should be alert for changing traffic patterns on Nutley Street near I-66 as construction continues. Drivers are reminded to slow down and pay attention to lane markings and roadway signs.
Drivers exiting I-66 West to Nutley Street North and South will continue using a temporary ramp which opened in February 2021. (The old loop ramp from I-66 West to southbound Nutley Street closed in July 2020.). All traffic heading to Nutley Street will use the same ramp for northbound and southbound travel. Drivers heading to southbound Nutley Street will use a temporary traffic signal to turn left onto Nutley Street South. The old I-66 West to Nutley Street North ramp has been closed and replaced with a new ramp located slightly after (west of) the current exit.
Drivers access northbound Nutley Street by using the new exit ramp, then staying to the right.
Drivers access southbound Nutley Street by using the new ramp, staying to the left, then turning left at a temporary traffic signal.
The I-66 East to Nutley Street North Loop Ramp Closed in November 2020
Construction Update (Updated January 20, 2023)
Recent Construction Progress:
Upcoming Construction Activities:
Aerial view of the Nutley Street area. (December 20, 2022)
Work on the new Gallows Road bridge. (December 5, 2022)
Shared Use Path in the Nutley Street area. (December 5, 2022)
What Neighbors Can Expect
What Drivers Can Expect
|Clearing activities begin||Spring 2019|
|Traffic shifts on I-66 near Nutley Street||Summer 2019|
|Traffic shifts on Nutley Street and ramps||June 2020 to February 2021|
|Express Lanes opened||November 2022|
|Nutley Street Interchange Design Meeting Flyer - PDF, 721KB|
|Nutley Street Interchange Design Meeting Presentation - PDF, 998KB|
|Nutley Street Interchange Design Meeting Handout - PDF, 21.MB|
|Nutley Street Interchange Design Meeting Boards - PDF, 7MB|
|Nutley Street Interchange Design Meeting Comments - PDF, 164KB|
|Construction Update Meeting on September 4, 2019 Flyer - PDF, 1.3MB|
|Nutley Concept Plan - PDF, 14.5MB|
|Vaden Drive Bridge closure poster 24 x 36 - PDF, 1.9MB|
|Vaden Drive Bridge closure poster 36 x 24 - PDF, 1.7MB|