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About the Project

Route 29 Interchange in Centreville

The I-66 bridges over Route 29 in Centreville are being demolished and rebuilt as part of the Transform 66 Project. The new interchange design will:

  • Widen I-66 over Route 29 to create room for Express Lanes and future mass transit
  • Widen Route 29 under I-66 for additional lanes to be added to Route 29 in the future
  • Add clearance to the Route 29 underpass for commercial vehicles

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

Ramp From Route 29 (Lee Highway) North To I-66 East In Centreville To Remain Closed From Early January Until Approximately April

The left-turn lane and ramp from northbound Route 29 (Lee Highway) to I-66 East in Centreville will remain closed for approximately four months from early January until April 2021. Drivers on Route 29 North will be directed to stay to the left and continue to the intersection at Trinity Parkway/Machen Road. At the traffic signal, drivers will use the left-most turn lane only to make a U-turn onto Route 29 South, then stay to the right and follow signs to I-66 East.

As an alternate route, drivers can continue farther north on Route 29 to Route 28 North, stay to the right and follow signs to I-66 East.

On January 9, the ramp from Route 29 North in Centreville to I-66 East closed for approximately four months. Traffic will be detoured farther north to the Trinity Parkway/Machen Road intersection, use the left-most left turn lane to make a U-turn, then stay to the right and follow signs to I-66 East.

Construction Update (Updated April 6, 2021)

Recent Construction Progress:

  • I-66 traffic shifted to outside portion of roadway using new bridges over Route 29
  • All old I-66 bridges over Route 29 have been demolished
  • Ramp from Route 29 South to I-66 West re-opened
  • Ramp from Route 29 North to I-66 East closed January – May 2021 for construction

Upcoming Construction Activities:

  • Continue construction of new Express Lanes bridges over Route 29
  • Route 29 reconstruction under I-66

Crews continue demolition of old I-66 bridges over Route 29 in Centreville. (Feb. 10)

I-66 traffic has been shifted to new bridge spans over Route 29 to allow construction of new piers and bridge abutments for the widened I-66. (April 20)

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

  • Route 29 will remain open during construction, but there will be numerous long-term and short-term ramp closures, 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.

Construction Update Meeting Held in Nov. 2019

  • On Nov. 18, 2019, the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project Team held an update meeting on work and traffic changes in the Centreville area to include Route 28, Route 29, and E.C. Lawrence Park. 
  • Materials from the meeting can be found in the Resources section below.

Timeline

Anticipated Schedule Dates
Ramp and bridge work begins
Fall 2019
Ramp from Route 29 South to I-66 West closes for about 18 months
October 28, 2019 - December 24, 2020
Partial bridge demolition
Winter 2019 
Ramp from Route 29 North to I-66 East closes for about four months 
January - May 2021
Various traffic shifts and ramp closures for construction and demolition 2020 through 2022
Express lanes open December 2022

Resources

Concept plans (Cub Run) - PDF, 6MB
Concept plans (Lee Hwy/Route 29) - PDF, 6MB
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
Traffic Pattern Changes Planned for I-66/Route 29 Interchange in Centreville Starting on or About October 28 - Website
Route 29 in Centreville Reduced to Two Lanes Under I-66 Next Weekend, Dec. 13-16 - Website
Flyer on Route 29 Centreville Bridge Demolition (December 2019) - PDF, 2MB
Flyer on Route 29 Centreville Bridge Demolition (December 2020) - PDF, 6MB