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Full Weekend Closure of the Ramp from Route 50 East to I-66 West Planned Next Weekend, October 7-10, for Ramp Reconstruction

FAIRFAX – The ramp from Route 50 East to I-66 West is scheduled to be closed next weekend beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, October 7, continuously through 5 a.m. Monday, October 10, for ramp reconstruction. Traffic will be directed to continue farther east, stay to the left and use the left-most left turn lane to make a U-turn at the traffic signal at Waples Mill Road onto Route 50 West, then stay to the right and follow signs to I-66 West.This work is part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

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Overnight Ramp Closures at Multiple I-66 Interchanges October 2-7 for the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project

FAIRFAX – Temporary ramp closures are scheduled to occur during the overnight hours at the following I-66 interchanges as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

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Overnight Ramp Closures at Multiple I-66 Interchanges September 25-30 for the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project

FAIRFAX – Temporary ramp closures are scheduled to occur during the overnight hours at the following I-66 interchanges as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

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I-66 East and West Travel Lanes Between Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) and Route 50 to Shift to New Roadway Configuration Beginning on or about Saturday, September 24

FAIRFAX – The travel lanes on I-66 East and West between Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) and Route 50 will be shifted into a new configuration beginning during the early morning hours Saturday, September 24 (for I-66 East), and Sunday, September 25 (for I-66 West). These temporary lane configurations are part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. Traffic is being shifted as construction activities advance building the future 66 Express Lanes in the center portion of the roadway.

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Tolling and HOV Rules to Begin Saturday, Sept. 24 on New 66 Express Lanes Western Section

FAIRFAX - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and I-66 Express Mobility Partners (EMP), the Commonwealth’s private partner and operator of the new 66 Express Lanes, announced today that tolling and high occupancy vehicle (HOV) rules will begin this Saturday, Sept. 24, on the recently opened western section of 66 Express Lanes. Motorists will be able to use this nine-mile stretch of new Express Lanes from Route 29 in Gainesville to Route 28 in Centreville by paying a toll or can ride toll-free if traveling as an HOV with two or more people.

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I-66 East and West Travel Lanes Between Route 50 and Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) to Shift to New Roadway Configuration Beginning on or about Wednesday, September 21

UPDATE (9/20/2022): The traffic shifts have been rescheduled to begin during the early morning hours Thursday, September 22, and Friday, September 23. 

FAIRFAX – The travel lanes on I-66 West and East between Route 50 and Route 286 (Fairfax County Parkway) will be shifted into a new configuration during the early morning hours Wednesday, September 21, and Thursday, September 22. These temporary lane configurations are part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. Traffic is being shifted as construction activities advance building the future 66 Express Lanes in the center portion of the roadway. 

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Overnight Ramp Closures at Multiple I-66 Interchanges September 18-24 for the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project

FAIRFAX – Temporary ramp closures are scheduled to occur during the overnight hours at the following I-66 interchanges as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

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Overnight Lane Closures, Stoppages Planned on I-66 West and Gallows Road This Weekend, September 16-17, and Next Week, September 19-21, for Continued Gallows Road Bridge Beam Installation

FAIRFAX Overnight lane closures and stoppages are planned on I-66 West approaching Gallows Road Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, and Monday through Wednesday, September 19 to 21, for continued installation of bridge beams for the new Gallows Road South Bridge over I-66. This work is part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. 

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I-66 Ramps at Stringfellow Road Planned to Reopen On/About Sunday, September 18

FAIRFAX – The ramps from I-66 West to Stringfellow Road and from Stringfellow Road to I-66 East are scheduled to reopen to traffic during the early morning hours Sunday, September 18. The ramps have been closed since mid-July while crews reconstructed the ramps provide access to the future 66 Express Lanes. 

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Overnight Closure of Random Hills Road Near Monument Drive in Fairfax Planned Tomorrow Night, Wednesday, September 14, for Overhead Bridge Beam Installation


FAIRFAX – Random Hills Road is scheduled to be closed at Monument Drive during the overnight hours Wednesday, September 14, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Traffic will be detoured around the closure via Government Center Parkway and Post Forest Drive. The closure is needed for crews to install overhead bridge beams as part of the widening of the Monument Drive Bridge over I-66 for the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

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Overnight Lane Closures, Stoppages Planned on I-66 West and Gallows Road this Week, September 14-17, for Continued Gallows Road Bridge Beam Installation

FAIRFAX Overnight lane closures and stoppages are planned on I-66 West approaching Gallows Road Wednesday, September 14, through Saturday, September 17, for continued installation of bridge beams for the new Gallows Road South Bridge over I-66. This work is part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. 

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VDOT AND I-66 EXPRESS LANES PARTNERS MARK EARLY OPENING OF WESTERN SEGMENT OF NEW 66 EXPRESS LANES

MANASSAS, VA – Virginia Secretary of Transportation W. Sheppard Miller III and Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) officials joined federal, state and local officials, the Commonwealth’s private partner, I-66 Express Mobility Partners (EMP) (a consortium of private developers Cintra, Meridiam, and APG), and the design-build contractor, FAM Construction (a joint venture between Ferrovial Construction and Allan Myers), at a ceremony to officially recognize the early opening of the western section of the new 66 Express Lanes Outside the Beltway. The nine-mile western segment, which spans Route 29 in Gainesville to Route 28 in Centreville, opened ahead of schedule on Saturday, Sept. 10. This westernmost portion is the first section of the 66 Express Lanes to open, and will provide early benefits to I-66 travelers including added capacity, smoother pavement, better travel reliability and new connections. The remaining 13 miles of new express lanes along I-66 between Route 28 and I-495 (the Capital Beltway) are scheduled to open in December 2022.

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I-66 East and West Manassas Safety Rest Areas Scheduled to Close During Daytime and Overnight Hours September 13-15

FAIRFAX – The I-66 West Manassas Safety Rest Area/Virginia Welcome Center (mile marker 49) and the I-66 Manassas Safety Rest Area East (mile marker 48.7) will be closed beginning at 7 a.m. Tuesday, September 13, continuously through 7 am. Thursday, September 15, for paving and striping work related to the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. All facilities will be inaccessible.

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Overnight Ramp Closures at Multiple I-66 Interchanges September 11 - 19 for the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project

FAIRFAX – Temporary ramp closures are scheduled to occur during the overnight hours at the following I-66 interchanges as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

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WESTERN SECTION OF NEW I-66 EXPRESS LANES SCHEDULED TO OPEN THIS WEEKEND, SEPT. 10-11

FAIRFAX – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and I-66 Express Mobility Partners (EMP), the Commonwealth’s private partner and operator of the new 66 Express Lanes, announced today that the western section of new 66 Express Lanes is on schedule to open this weekend, as early as Saturday. Initially, this nine-mile segment from Route 29 in Gainesville to Route 28 in Centreville will be open to all traffic toll-free, so that motorists can benefit from the additional capacity, become familiar with the new express lanes and access points, and open an E-ZPass account, if needed. After the initial opening period, tolling and HOV rules are anticipated to be in place by the end of the month, with information displayed on roadway signs.

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Overnight Lane Closures Planned on I-66 West and Gallows Road this Weekend, September 9-11, for Gallows Road Bridge Beam Installation

UPDATE (9/12/2022): The closures below will continue tonight, Monday, September 12, using Sunday night's hours.

FAIRFAX – Overnight lane closures are planned on I-66 West approaching Gallows Road this Friday, September 9, through Sunday, September 11, for installation of bridge beams for the new Gallows Road South Bridge over I-66. This work is part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project. 

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Full Weekend Closure of Ramp from Route 50 East to I-66 West Planned This Weekend, September 9-12, for Ramp Reconstruction

FAIRFAX – The ramp from Route 50 East to I-66 West is scheduled to be closed this weekend, beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, September 9, continuously through 5 a.m. Monday, September 12, for a traffic shift and permanent ramp opening. Traffic will be directed to continue farther east, stay to the left and use the left-most left turn lane to make a U-turn at the traffic signal at Waples Mill Road onto Route 50 West, then stay to the right and follow signs to I-66 West. This work is part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

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Overnight Ramp Closures at Multiple I-66 Interchanges September 4 - 12 for the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project

FAIRFAX – Temporary ramp closures are scheduled to occur during the overnight hours at the following I-66 interchanges as part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project.

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WESTERN SECTION OF NEW I-66 EXPRESS LANES PLANNED TO OPEN AHEAD OF SCHEDULE ON OR ABOUT THE WEEKEND OF SEPT. 10

FAIRFAX – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Commonwealth’s private partner, I-66 Express Mobility Partners (EMP), and the design-build contractor, FAM Construction, announced plans today to open the western-most segment of the new 66 Express Lanes during the weekend of September 10.

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Traffic Pattern Change on Ramp from I-66 East to Route 28 North Scheduled to Begin On or About September 2

FAIRFAX – The exit from I-66 East to Route 28 North will be modified on or about Friday morning, September 2, changing how drivers from I-66 East access Route 28 North and the Braddock Road/Walney Road exit.

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