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 project will remove the four sets of traffic signals on Route 28 between Westfields Boulevard and Route 29, as well as build a new overpass to reconnect Braddock Road and Walney Road.
The new design:
Get a closer look at what’s planned through the Transform 66 Interactive Map.
The right turn from Route 28 South to Braddock Road permanently closed to traffic on November 5. This permanent closure is part of a series of traffic changes being implemented at the I-66/Route 28 Interchange and along the Route 28 corridor.
The redesigned Route 28 Interchange includes a new overpass connecting Braddock Road and Walney Road. There will not be direct access from Route 28 South to Braddock Road. Drivers will need to exit at Westfields Boulevard to reach Braddock Road.
Ramp Openings, Traffic Changes Continue at I-66/Route 28 Interchange and Braddock Road This Weekend
On November 9, new ramps opened connecting Braddock Road, Route 28, and I-66 West as part of continued traffic pattern changes happening at the I-66/Route 28 Interchange area.
Route 28 North Shifted to New Alignment at I-66 on November 4
Route 28 North shifted to a new bridge over I-66 on November 4. The new, permanent alignment for Route 28 is slightly to the east of the existing Route 28 bridge over I-66 and is one of several major traffic pattern changes happening this year in the I-66 and Route 28 Interchange area.
With the traffic shift complete, drivers on Route 28 North traveling to I-66 East will temporarily access eastbound I-66 from the left-most travel lanes. This temporary traffic pattern will remain in place until about Friday, November 20, while crews finish constructing the new, permanent ramp from Route 28 North to I-66 East on the right side of the roadway.
Drivers traveling from Route 29 (Lee Highway) South to Route 28 North will not be able to access the temporary, left-side ramp from Route 28 North to I-66 East. These drivers will be detoured farther south on Route 29 to the I-66/Route 29 Interchange in Centreville until the new permanent, right-side ramp from Route 28 North to I-66 East is opened.
When the new bridge opens, drivers traveling on the ramp from I-66 East to Route 28 North will merge onto Route 28 North from the left side of the roadway, with northbound traffic to their right.
Changes to Ramps from I-66 West to Route 28 Began October 25
On October 25, a new ramp from I-66 West to Route 28 North opened about 500 feet east of (prior to) the old exit ramp. Drivers traveling to Route 28 South should continue in the right-most through lane – beyond the new exit to Route 28 North – to reach the existing exit ramp from I-66 West to Route 28 South.
New Fly-over Ramp from I-66 East to Route 28 North
The first new exit ramp and bridge for the under-construction I-66 and Route 28 Interchange opened ahead of schedule in July 2020. Drivers on I-66 East now exit to Route 28 North using the new flyover ramp, located prior to Route 28 and the old loop ramp. The new ramp was completed as an early interim milestone for the I-66 Outside the Beltway Project, and is the first of several permanent traffic pattern changes happening this year at the I-66 and Route 28 Interchange area.
The old loop ramp has closed permanently to allow for construction of new northbound Route 28 thru-lanes and additional ramps for the redesigned interchange. Route 28 North traffic patterns have been shifted temporarily to accommodate the new traffic movement until future traffic shifts occur later in 2020. Drivers should use caution and follow roadway signs when traveling in this area.
The new flyover ramp from I-66 Eastbound to Route 28 Northbound.
What Neighbors Can Expect
What Drivers Can Expect
In November 2019, the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project Team held an update meeting on upcoming long term traffic pattern changes and detours at the Route 28 and Route 29 Centreville interchanges, upcoming construction activities along Route 28 corridor, and the Route 29 Centreville partial bridge demolition.
Materials from the meeting can be found in the Resources section below.
|Clearing activities begin||Fall 2018|
|Bridge and retaining wall construction begin||Spring 2019|
|Walney Road closure between Rt. 28 and Cabells Mill Rd.||May 2019 to Fall 2020|
|E.C. Lawrence Park access road opens||November 2019|
|Walney Road-Braddock Road connector bridge opens||November 2020|
|Poplar Tree Road bridge over Route 28 opens||November 2020|
|Remaining traffic signals removed between Westfields Blvd. and Rt. 29||November 2020|
|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|