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.
Traffic on eastbound Route 50 shifted to a new bridge over I-66 on Saturday, July 17. This new, permanent bridge is located slightly east of the current bridge, which will be demolished following the traffic shift. Learn more.
Demolition of Route 50 Bridges over I-66 Has Begun
Continued demolition of the old Route 50 East bridge over I-66 will require all lanes of I-66 West approaching Route 50 to close nightly between Tuesday, July 27, and Sunday, August 1. The I-66 West ramps to/from Route 50 will also be closed. Traffic will be detoured using Route 50 and Route 608 (West Ox Road).
Some demolition activities will generate unavoidable noise and other disruptions. The following measures will be taken to minimize impacts as much as feasible:
Construction Update (Updated July 27, 2021)
Recent Construction Progress:
Upcoming Construction Activities:
The new Route 50 overpass is ready for concrete. (May 19, 2021)
Beams have been installed and concrete bridge decks are being poured for the new Route 50 bridges over I-66. The ramp from Route 50 West to I-66 West has been relocated to accommodate construction. (May 2, 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|