The Route 50 Interchange is being rebuilt and improved as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. The new interchange design will:
Get a closer look at what’s planned through the Transform 66 Interactive Map.
Route 50 has been shifted to new bridges carrying eastbound and westbound traffic over I-66. Work continues with upcoming operations to straighten Route 50 East approaching the bridge, and add ramps from Route 50 East to the eastbound Express Lanes and from the westbound Express Lanes to Route 50 West.
A shared-use path that will run between the northeast quadrant of the interchange (near Fairfax Farms Road) and the southwest quadrant (near Random Hills Park) using four short tunnels and sidewalk is also being constructed along Route 50 East.
Construction Update (Updated September 7, 2021)
Recent Construction Progress:
Upcoming Construction Activities:
The new Route 50 overpass is ready for concrete. (May 19, 2021)
New Route 50 bridges opened this summer. This photo shows remaining beams as the old Route 50 East was demolished in August. Several new stormwater basins have been constructed in the interchange. (August 24, 2021)
What Neighbors Can Expect
What Drivers Can Expect
Random Hills Park
Utility relocation near the Route 50 Interchange will require a 0.01-acre permanent utility easement on Random Hills Park. As required by federal regulation, VDOT is accepting public comment regarding the Fairfax County Park Authority’s preliminary concurrence with the Federal Highway Administration’s Section 4(f) applicability criteria for de minimis impact for this easement.
View the public notice and additional information using these links.
Ramp and bridge work begins
Various traffic shifts and temporary ramp closures for construction and demolition
2019 through 2022
New Route 50 bridges open to traffic
|Late June/July 2021|
Demolition of old bridges
|Express Lanes open||December 2022|
|Random Hills Park – Public Notice - PDF, 516KB|
|Random Hills Park - Preliminary Concurrence for de minimis Impact - PDF, 1.2MB|
|Random Hills Park Utility Relocation Alternatives Assessment - PDF, 1.7MB|
|Exhibit 1 - Random Hills Park Utility Reloc Exhibit 1 - PDF, 1.4MB|
|Route 50 Demolition Postcard - PDF 3.2MB|