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 – will be 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 will be available at new ramps that will be constructed at Vaden Drive, just west of the Metrorail station.
Travel lanes on Nutley Street have shifted and two new, permanent loop ramps are now open at the Nutley Street/I-66 Interchange.
The northbound lanes of Nutley Street have been shifted to the west, with two travel lanes in each direction running on the southbound side of the bridge over I-66. Pedestrians will also be detoured to the west side of the bridge. This temporary traffic pattern will allow construction of the new Nutley Street Interchange to advance while keeping Nutley Street open to vehicles and pedestrians. This shift will remain in place through approximately January 2022.
Nutley Street North and South over I-66
The following new, permanent loop ramps are now open:
Ramp from Nutley Street South to I-66 East
Ramp from Nutley Street North to I-66 West
Drivers exiting I-66 West to Nutley Street North and South began using a new, temporary ramp February 17, 2021. (The existing 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 September 7, 2021)
The Nutley Street interchange has been reconfigured to allow construction of the new ‘double roundabout’ design. A new loop ramp from southbound Nutley Street to I-66 East is taking shape in the upper right quarter of the photo. (August 24, 2021)
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 open||December 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|