The Transform 66 Project will reconfigure the Route 28 Interchange to add Express Lanes access and improve traffic flow on both I-66 and Route 28.
The new design:
Get a closer look at what’s planned through the Transform 66 Interactive Map.
Express Lanes Access at Route 28
Express Lanes access at the Route 28 Interchange includes:
Loop Ramp from Braddock Road/Walney Road to I-66 East Reopening to Traffic on or about Monday, November 7
The right-side loop ramp from Braddock Road/Walney Road to I-66 East is scheduled to reopen on or about Monday, November 7, as part of the permanent traffic pattern at the I-66/Route 28 Interchange. This work is part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.
Starting on or about the early morning hours of Monday, November 7, drivers should expect the following traffic pattern change, weather permitting:
Ramp from Braddock Road/Walney Road to I-66 East
New Traffic Pattern on Ramp from I-66 East to Route 28 North
The exit from I-66 East to Route 28 North was modified on Friday morning, September 2, changing how drivers from I-66 East access Route 28 North and the Braddock Road/Walney Road exit.
The following changes are now in effect:
This will be the permanent movement for this ramp as part of the reconstruction of the I-66/Route 28 Interchange.
Relocated Exit from I-66 West to Route 28 North and Braddock Road/Walney Road Now Open
The exit from I-66 West to Route 28 North and Braddock Road/Walney Road has been relocated approximately one-half mile prior to (east of) the old exit. The relocated exit opened the morning of March 22. The new exit location is immediately after the I-66 bridge over Stringfellow Road and will be the permanent location for this exit. Additionally, the right lane on I-66 West over Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) was closed and will remain so through August 2022 to allow for continued construction. The collector-distributor lane adjacent to I-66 West at the Route 286 Interchange will become the fourth travel lane when it enters I-66 West.
Old Route 28 South Bridge Demolition Complete
Route 28 South traffic shifted to the new bridge over I-66 in October 2021. After the shift, demolition of the old Route 28 South Bridge deck and piers began, which was followed by removal of the two bridge abutments. Demolition of the old Route 28 South Bridge was completed by mid-December 2021. Learn more.
New Ramp from Route 28 South to I-66 East Now Open on Left Side of Route 28
Current loop ramp on right side will remain closed until fall 2022
A new ramp from Route 28 South to I-66 East opened in April 2021. Drivers on Route 28 South stay to the left to access I-66 East using the new ramp. Drivers from the Braddock Road/Walney Road Bridge headed to I-66 East can access this new ramp or continue farther south to the exit to Route 29 North, stay to the right to Route 28 North, then stay to the right and follow signs to I-66 East.
The loop ramp from Route 28 South to I-66 East will open permanently later in the project.
New Braddock Road/Walney Road Overpass Now Open with Direct Access from I-66 West and Route 28 North via New Ramps
The new Braddock Road/Walney Road overpass over Route 28 opened in November 2020, reconnecting Braddock Road and Walney Road and allowing limited access to and from Route 28 and I-66. Additional traffic pattern changes were added during 2021 to allow additional movements and connections. Express Lanes access will be added later in the project.
Traveling on the Braddock Road/Walney Road overpass:
Accessing the Braddock Road/Walney Road overpass:
Construction Update (Updated November 18, 2022)
Recent Construction Progress:
Upcoming Construction Activities:
Project progress at Route 28. (August 12, 2022)
Express Lanes ramps progress at Route 28. (August 12, 2022)
Aerial view of the Route 28 area. (October 20, 2022)
What Neighbors Can Expect
What Drivers Can Expect
|Clearing activities begin||Fall 2018|
|Bridge and retaining wall construction begin||Spring 2019|
|Walney Road closure between Rt. 28 and Cabells Mill Dr.||May 2019 to November 2020|
|E.C. Lawrence Park access road opens||November 13, 2019|
|Walney Road-Braddock Road connector bridge opens||November 25, 2020|
|Poplar Tree Road Bridge over Route 28 opens||November 21, 2020|
|Remaining traffic signals removed between Westfields Blvd. and Rt. 29||November 9, 2020|
|All traffic movements between Braddock Road/Walney Road connector bridge and Route 28 and I-66 general purpose lanes open||September 2021|
|Express Lanes open||December 2022|
|Concept plans (I-66) - PDF, 4.9MB|
|Concept plans (I-66) - PDF, 4.8MB|
|Concept plans (I-66) - PDF, 3.2MB|
|Concept plans (I-66) - PDF, 2.9MB|
|Cross sections - PDF, 26.6MB|
|Plan and profile - PDF, 40.2MB|
|Planned I-66 trails near Rt. 28 - PDF, 6.9MB|
|Upcoming traffic changes (May 2019) - PDF, 3.6MB|
|Changes to Ramp from Route 28 North to I-66 East (Nov. 2019) - PDF, 387KB|
|Centreville Area Construction Update Meeting Flyer - PDF, 6MB|
|Centreville Area Construction Update Meeting Handout (Nov. 18, 2019) - PDF, 1.5MB|
|Centreville Area Construction Update Meeting Presentation (Nov. 18, 2019) - PDF, 2.1MB|
|Centreville Area Construction Update Meeting Boards (Nov. 18, 2019) - PDF, 7.1MB|
|Flyer for Route 28 South Partial Demolition (Feb. 23, 2021) - PDF, 2.6MB|
|Presentation to Cabell’s Mill Community Association (Feb. 2, 2021) - PDF, 2MB|
|Postcard for Route 28 South Bridge Demolition (September 14, 2021) - PDF, 1.5MB|
|Route 28 South Traffic Shift and Demolition Update Flyer (October 2021) - PDF, 2.2MB|
|Flyer for Demolition of Bridge Abutments for old Route 28 Bridge (Dec. 8, 2021) - 560KB|