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About the Project

Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway)

Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway)

I-66 is being widened over Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) to add Express Lanes. There will not be direct Express Lanes access at this interchange. The new shared-use path will run to the north of the interchange along Fair Lakes Parkway, Fair Lakes Circle, and the ramp to I-66 West.

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

Route 286 Express Lanes Access

A new flyover ramp west of the interchange (between Route 28 and Stringfellow Road) will allow drivers on the eastbound Express Lanes to exit to Route 286 northbound and southbound, as well as give access to the I-66 general-purpose lanes.

Express Lanes access west of VA-286

I-66 East and West Travel Lanes Between Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) and Route 50 Shifted to New Roadway Configuration Beginning

The travel lanes on I-66 East and West between Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) and Route 50 shifted into a new configuration beginning during the early morning hours Saturday, September 24 (for I-66 East), and Sunday, September 25 (for I-66 West). These temporary lane configurations are necessary as construction activities advance building the future 66 Express Lanes in the center portion of the roadway. 

During the early morning hours Saturday, September 24, the two right travel lanes on I-66 East between Route 286 and Route 50 were separated from the two left travel lanes by a barrier-enclosed construction zone. Drivers are directed by signs and message boards to stay to the right at the lane split to exit to Route 50. Through-traffic can use either side of the lane split. This traffic pattern will remain in place for approximately one week.

I-66E/W Lane Split between US-50 and VA-286

The westbound lanes were divided during the early morning hours Sunday, September 25. The two right travel lanes are separated from the two left travel lanes by a barrier-enclosed construction zone from just east of the Route 50 West overpass to just west of the Route 50 East overpass. Through-traffic, including traffic exiting to Monument Drive, can use either side of the lane split. This traffic pattern will remain in place for approximately two months.

66W lane split from US-50 to VA-286

All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled to the following night if inclement conditions occur.

Drivers should always use caution and pay attention to lane markings and roadway signs in construction zones. 

Construction Progress

Aerial view of Rt 286 intersection. (June 2, 2022)

Aerial view of new I-66 bridges over Route 286 (looking south). (May 17, 2022)

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 work 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

  • Fairfax County Parkway will remain open during construction, but there will be multiple traffic shifts and other traffic pattern changes during construction.
  • Drivers should expect additional changes as work progresses at the interchange. Sign up for project email updates to keep up to date.

Timeline

Anticipated Schedule Dates
Traffic shifts and bridge work begin
Fall 2019
Partial demolition of I-66 spans over Fairfax County Parkway
2020
Construction of new I-66 bridge deck
2021-2022
Express Lanes open December 2022


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