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About the Project

Waples Mill Road

Waples Mill Road

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

Get a closer look with 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 January 20, 2023)

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:

  • Complete construction of remaining section of new bridge and approaches
  • Complete construction of remaining noise walls
  • Construct shared-use path connection along I-66 West

Aerial view of the Waples Mill Road Bridge area

Aerial view of the Waples Road bridge area. (December 20, 2022)

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.

New Noise Wall Near the Waples Mill Road Bridge

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:

Timeline

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 opened November 2022

Resources

Waples Mill Bridge Demolition Flyer (January 2020) - PDF, 500KB
Waples Mill Bridge Demolition Flyer (February 2021) - PDF, 1.3MB