The Waples Mill Road Bridge over I-66 has been rebuilt to accommodate the addition of the 66 Express Lanes. The new bridge includes a shared-use path and sidewalk, with a nearby connection to the new 66 Parallel Trail, a shared-use path recently built along I-66. Demolition and construction occurred in phases to keep the bridge open for traffic during the process. New noise walls along I-66 West in the vicinity of Waples Mill Road have also been constructed.
Get a closer look with the Transform 66 Interactive Map.
Aerial view of the Waples Mill Road Bridge. (April 2023)
New Noise Wall Near the Waples Mill Road Bridge
The project final noise analysis identified a section of new noise wall along I-66 West on each side of Waples Mill Road which has been completed. 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:
|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 opened||November 2022|
|Waples Mill Road Bridge construction complete||Summer 2023|
|Waples Mill Bridge Demolition Flyer (January 2020) - PDF, 500KB|
|Waples Mill Bridge Demolition Flyer (February 2021) - PDF, 1.3MB|