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About the Project

Waples Mill Road

The Waples Mill Road Bridge over I-66 is being rebuilt to accommodate the widening of I-66. The new bridge will include a shared-use path and sidewalk, with nearby connection to the new shared-use path being built along I-66. Bridge construction and demolition are being done in phases to keep the bridge open for traffic during this process. New noise walls along I-66 West in the vicinity of Waples Mill Road are also being constructed.

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

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

Construction Update (Updated March 25, 2021)

Recent Construction Progress:

  • Traffic shifted for construction
  • First phase of bridge demolition complete
  • First phase of new bridge open to traffic
  • Second phase of bridge demolition complete

Upcoming Construction Activities:

  • Construct remaining section of new bridge
  • Construct nearby noise walls
  • Construct shared-use path connection along I-66 West
  • Open Express Lanes

The new Waples Mill Road Bridge is visible with Route 50 construction in the background. The remaining portion of the old bridge is visible next to the new bridge. (Feb. 12, 2021)

The second phase of Waples Mill Road Bridge construction is building bridge abutments just east of the new bridge. The temporary pedestrian crossing is visible on the west side of the bridge behind orange-and-white barrier. (May 2, 2021)

New Noise Wall Near the Waples Mill Road Bridge

The project final noise analysis identified a section of new noise wall that will be built along I-66 West on each side of Waples Mill Road. The approximate location of the new wall is shown in the green/black line below.

Learn more about noise walls and the Transform 66 Project here. Download the final noise analysis report sections covering the area around Waples Mill Road below:


Anticipated Schedule Dates
Construction begins
Fall 2019
First phase of bridge demolition February 2020
First phase of bridge construction 2020
Second phase of bridge demolition February - March 2021
Bridge construction complete Late 2021/Early 2022
Noise wall and shared-use path construction 2021-2022
Express lanes open December 2022


Waples Mill Bridge Demolition Flyer (Jan. 2020) - PDF, 500KB
Waples Mill Bridge Demolition Flyer (Feb. 2021) - PDF, 1.3MB