The Transform 66 Project brings several significant changes to the Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metrorail Station area that will improve access to the station for vehicles, commuter buses, cyclists, and pedestrians. Details include:
Get a closer look with the Transform 66 Interactive Map.
Vaden Drive Express Lanes Access
Vaden Drive Bridge Reconstruction
The reconstructed Vaden Drive Bridge over I-66 opened to traffic in November 2020, reconnecting Saintsbury Drive with Country Creek Road/Virginia Center Boulevard near the Vienna-Fairfax/GMU Metrorail Station.
Vaden Drive Bridge reconstruction included a full-closure of the bridge from October 2019 to November 2020, which shortened the time needed to demolish and rebuild the bridge. This substantially reduced the number of months that commuters and project neighbors were impacted by construction.
The new, wider bridge includes Express Lanes access to and from the west, a shared-use path on the east side (opened December 2020), and a wider sidewalk on the west side (planned completion spring 2023).
Vienna Metro Area Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements
VDOT and Fairfax County are working jointly to improve bicycle and pedestrian access in the area of the Vienna Metrorail Station. Construction of this series of improvements along Country Creek Road/Virginia Center Boulevard between Sutton Road and the ramp to westbound I-66, and along Sutton Road between Blake Lane and Country Creek Road is planned to begin in summer 2024. Learn more about this multi-agency project here.
Construction of interim improvements is planned to begin in fall 2022 to coincide with Transform 66 Project progress. Learn more about these improvements in this presentation.
Construction Update (Updated December 13, 2022)
Recent Construction Progress:
Upcoming Construction Activities:
Express Lanes ramps progress at Vaden Drive. (August 12, 2022)
Aerial view of the Vaden Drive Bridge construction area. (August 12, 2022)
Minimizing Impacts to Neighbors
Some construction and demolition activities will generate noise or other impacts. When those activities occur, measures will be taken to minimize impacts as much as feasible.
During Demolition and Construction:
|Saintsbury Drive ramp closed permanently||September 5, 2019|
|Traffic shifts begin on I-66||Fall 2019|
|Vaden Drive Bridge over I-66 closed for reconstruction||October 18, 2019|
|Nutley Street Interchange construction impacts begin||Summer 2020|
|New Vaden Drive Bridge opened||November 24, 2020|
|Express Lanes opened with ramps to/from Vaden Drive||November 2022|
|Concept plans - PDF, 14.5MB|
|Cross sections - PDF, 15.4MB|
|Plan and profile - PDF, 27.5MB|
|Planned I-66 trails near Vienna/Fairfax-GMU Metro - PDF, 1.7MB|
|Rendering of Vaden Drive Bridge and Ramps - JPG, 516KB|
|Rendering of Vienna Metrorail Station Area - JPG, 476KB|
|Vaden Drive Bridge Detours - PDF, 1.9MB|
|Vaden Drive Bridge Construction Update (10/09/2020) - PDF, 2.8MB|
|Presentation to Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling on Vienna Metro Area Trail (July 21, 2021) - PDF, 715KB|
|Construction Update Meeting on September 4, 2019 Flyer - PDF, 1.3MB|
|Construction Update Meeting on September 4, 2019 Handout - PDF, 22.7MB|
|Construction Update Meeting on September 4, 2019 Boards - PDF, 4.9MB|
|Construction Update Meeting on September 4, 2019 Presentation - PDF, 5MB|
|Vaden Drive Bridge Construction Update (10/15/2019) - PDF, 2.4MB|
|Vaden Drive Bridge Construction Update (12/10/2019) - PDF, 1.7MB|
|Vaden Drive Bridge Construction Update (9/24/2020) - PDF, 1.6MB|
|Oct. 25, 2019 - Vaden Drive Bridge Construction Update: Bridge Demolition and I-66 East Lane Closures Continue - Website|
|Nov. 1, 2019 - Vaden Drive Bridge Construction Update: Lane Closures on I-66 Next Week as Bridge Demolition Progresses - Website|
|Nov. 12, 2019 - Vaden Drive Bridge Construction Update: Overnight Lane Closures on I-66 East and West this Week for Vaden Drive Bridge Demolition - Website|
|Upcoming Construction Adjacent to Vienna Station Community, February 2020 - PDF, 4.7MB|