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.
Extended Right Lane Closure on Northbound Nutley Street Near I-66 in Place Through May 18 for Drainage Work
A long-term closure of the right lane on northbound Nutley Street between Hermosa Drive and the ramp to I-66 East to complete drainage work will remain in place until approximately May 18. The month-long closure began April 18.
Pedestrians will continue to use the east side of Nutley Street to travel through the interchange during this work.
Nutley Street Roundabouts at I-66 Now Open
The roundabouts on the north and south ends of the redesigned I-66/Nutley Street Interchange opened the morning of Wednesday, March 1.
As part of the roundabouts opening, the temporary traffic signals allowing left turns from the ramp from I-66 West to Nutley Street South and from I-66 East to Nutley Street North will be removed. Drivers will instead use the roundabouts to make these movements onto Nutley Street. This is the permanent routing for these movements.
Drivers should expect the following new, permanent traffic movements:
Traveling from I-66 East to Nutley Street North
Traveling from I-66 West to Nutley Street South
Drivers traveling from Nutley Street North to I-66 West and from Nutley Street South to I-66 East will continue to use the roundabouts to reach the ramps. This is a temporary configuration for these movements while “bypass” lanes are completed that will give direct access from Nutley Street North to I-66 West and from Nutley Street South to I-66 East without entering the roundabouts. It is anticipated they will be open in late spring 2023.
Drivers traveling on Nutley Street North or South over I-66 should stay alert for yield signs and merging traffic when entering the circles. No traffic pattern changes will occur with this work for drivers traveling from I-66 East to Nutley Street South; from Nutley Street North to I-66 East; from I-66 West to Nutley Street North; and from Nutley Street South to I-66 West.
Construction Update (Updated May 19, 2023)
Upcoming Construction Activities:
Aerial view of the Nutley Street area. (April 2023)
|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|
|Roundabout configuration opened||March 1, 2023|
|Roundabout bypass lanes open||Mid/late spring 2023|
|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|