Stringfellow Road at I-66 will be modified to add full-time Express Lanes access to and from the east. These ramps will provide commuter buses, vanpools, and carpools with convenient access from the Stringfellow Road Park & Ride lot to the Vienna-Fairfax/GMU Metrorail Station, Tysons, Arlington, and Washington using the region’s express lanes network.
Stringfellow Road Closed at I-66 During Overnight Hours Next Week, July 6-8, for Overhead Bridge Work
Overhead bridge beam installation for new I-66 bridges over Stringfellow Road will require lane closures and detours of Stringfellow Road July 6-8. Northbound Stringfellow Road will be reduced to a single travel lane at I-66 beginning at 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, continuously through 5 a.m. Friday, July 8, for placement of a large crane necessary to lift bridge beams into place. During the overnight hours Wednesday, July 6, through Friday, July 8, Stringfellow Road North and South approaching I-66 will be closed nightly. A detour route will direct drivers around the closure. Extra time should be allowed for those traveling in this area.
The Stringfellow Road ramps to I-66 East/from I-66 West will also be closed during this time.
Additionally, I-66 East approaching Stringfellow Road will be reduced to a single travel lane during the overnight hours Wednesday through Friday nights. Traffic will be directed into one lane and diverted behind barrier onto new roadway to get around the work zone these nights.
Wednesday, July 6, through Friday, July 8
Stringfellow Road North and South between I-66 and Westbrook Drive/Village Square Drive
- Beginning around 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, continuously through 5 a.m. Friday, July 8, northbound Stringfellow Road approaching I-66 will be reduced to a single travel lane.
- Stringfellow Road North and South approaching I-66 will be closed during the overnight hours Wednesday and Thursday from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., and Friday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
- On the north side of I-66, Stringfellow Road thru-traffic will be directed to Fair Lakes Boulevard, turn right onto Fair Lakes Parkway, travel about one mile and turn right onto the ramp to Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) South, follow signs to Route 29 (Lee Highway) South, then travel about two miles south to reach the intersection with Stringfellow Road. Vehicles can then turn left for southbound Stringfellow Road or turn right to return toward I-66.
- On the south side of I-66, Stringfellow Road thru-traffic will be directed to Route 29 North, travel north for two miles, then follow signs to Route 286 North. Drivers will then exit at Fair Lakes Parkway/Monument Drive and stay to the left to turn left at the traffic signal onto Fair Lakes Parkway, turn left onto Fair Lakes Boulevard, then turn right onto Stringfellow Road to head north.
- All lanes will reopen by 4 a.m. weekdays, and by 6 a.m. Saturday.
Ramp from Stringfellow Road to I-66 East/from I-66 West
- The ramp from Stringfellow Road to I-66 East/from I-66 West will be closed Wednesday and Thursday nights from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m., and Friday night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
I-66 East from east of Route 28 to Stringfellow Road
- I-66 East will be reduced to a single travel lane during the overnight hours Wednesday and Thursday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., and Friday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
- All eastbound traffic will be directed into a single lane and diverted behind barrier onto new roadway.
- All lanes on I-66 East will reopen by 5 a.m. weekdays, and by 6 a.m. Saturday.
All work is weather dependent and will be rescheduled if inclement conditions occur.
Stringfellow Road Ramps Now Open to Full-time, Two-way Traffic
The Stringfellow Road ramps to I-66 East and from I-66 West converted from alternating, one-way travel to full-time, two-way travel in October 2020. Drivers on Stringfellow Road traveling to I-66 East, and drivers on I-66 West traveling to Stringfellow Road are permitted to use the ramps 24 hours a day. HOV-2 restrictions will remain in effect during peak periods.
Drivers should expect the following traffic pattern change, weather permitting:
- The existing Stringfellow Road ramps to I-66 East and from I-66 West allow full-time, two-way travel as of October 2020. Two-way traffic on the ramp will be separated by flexible, plastic bollards.
- HOV-2 restrictions will remain in place during peak periods. The ramp from Stringfellow Road to I-66 East will be restricted to HOV-2 Only on weekdays between 5:30 a.m. and 9: 30 a.m. The ramp from I-66 West to Stringfellow Road will be restricted to HOV-2 Only on weekdays between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
- Only buses, two-axle, and emergency vehicles will be permitted to use the ramps. Trucks will not be allowed to use the ramps at this time.
Construction Update (Updated June 8, 2022)
Recent Construction Progress:
- The old barrier along the I-66 East ramp has been removed, and demolition of the retaining walls adjacent to the I-66 ramps at Stringfellow Road has been completed
- Water line and power line relocation along Stringfellow Road
- I-66 East and West travel lanes have been shifted to new bridges over Stringfellow Road
- Crews completed demolition of the old I-66 bridge decks over Stringfellow Road in November 2021
- Demolition of the old bridge abutments and the old barrier along I-66 West was completed during the weekend of February 4, 2022
Upcoming Construction Activities:
- Construction of new bridges over Stringfellow Road for the future Express Lanes
Aerial view of the Stringfellow Road construction area. (May 17, 2022)
What Neighbors Can Expect
- Construction activities on Stringfellow Road and along I-66 for the widened I-66 and Express Lanes will continue through 2022.
- Project emails and website will be used to communicate major traffic switches or nighttime work.
What Drivers Can Expect
- Traffic shifts on I-66 and Stringfellow Road, temporary ramp closures, and other changes are expected to continue through Express Lanes opening in 2022. Sign up for project email updates to keep up to date.
- Drivers should slow down, stay focused, and be alert for new traffic patterns and construction crews.
Stringfellow Road Park & Ride Lot
With 698 parking spaces, covered bike racks, and convenient access to the I-66 HOV Lanes, the Stringfellow Park & Ride lot is a commuter hub with extensive Fairfax Connector bus service along I-66 and across western Fairfax County. Service includes Route 697, which launched in August 2020, with express service to Southwest Washington, D.C. (D St., SW near L’Enfant Plaza).
Learn more about the facility and find information about current bus service here.