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About the Project

Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway)

Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway)

I-66 has been widened over Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) to accommodate the addition of the 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 with the Transform 66 Interactive Map.

Route 286 Express Lanes Access

There are no new ramps being added at this interchange.

Drivers can access the eastbound Express Lanes and exit the westbound Express Lanes from ramps at Stringfellow Road and Monument Drive.

Drivers on the eastbound Express Lanes will use a new flyover ramp west of the interchange (between Route 28 and Stringfellow Road) to exit to Route 286 northbound and southbound or access the I-66 general-purpose lanes.

Drivers can access the westbound Express Lanes at Route 28 or by using a slip ramp located on the left side of the general purpose lanes prior to Route 28.

Express Lanes access west of VA-286

Construction Progress

Project progress at Rt 286 intersection.

Construction progress at Route 286. (December 5, 2022)

Aerial view of Rt 286 intersection.

Aerial view of construction progress at Route 286. (December 20, 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 opened November 2022