Construction is underway across the 22.5-mile Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project corridor, stretching from I-495 to Route 29 in Gainesville. New express lanes will open in December 2022, with some project features opening as early as fall 2019.
Current construction activities include:
- Bridge beam installation on I-66 at I-495
- Bridge demolition at Route 50
- Traffic shifts to permanent general purpose lanes on I-66 East and West in Prince William and Fairfax Counties
- Small charge blasting at the Route 28 Interchange
- Paving on I-66 East and West in Prince William County, Centreville, Oakton, and Vienna
- Constructing bridge foundations at Route 28, Waples Mill Road, Jermantown Road, and I-495
- Bridge deck work for expanded bridges over University Boulevard, Compton Road, Cub Run, and Bull Run
- Bridge deck work for new bridges at Route 50, Jermantown Road, Gallows Road, and I-66 bridges over I-495
- Relocating underground utilities along I-66 East and West
- Earthwork and drainage along I-66 East and West
- Constructing retaining walls and noise walls along I-66 and Route 28
- Corridor-wide roadway maintenance as needed
This design-build construction project is in the final design phase, with the project team now finalizing many elements of the project design. This includes the final noise analysis, which determines locations eligible to receive new noise walls and can be found on the noise walls page.
The Project Sections page of the website provides a closer look at project features and construction activities.
See construction progress videos and an animated project fly-thru on the project videos page.
What Neighbors Can Expect
- Construction activities will occur during day and nighttime hours as needed to provide safe working conditions for crews and keep the project on track while balancing construction impacts on project neighbors and motorists.
- Lighting of the construction work area will be directed to minimize light pollution for nearby residents.
- Noise to expect at night includes back-up alarms on equipment and trucks, which are necessary to protect worker safety.
- Noisy construction activities such as bridge demolition and pile driving will be avoided at night, when possible. Some work, such as demolition of bridges over I-66, requires closure of I-66 travel lanes and must occur during overnight hours.
- The project team coordinates with local governments to balance the needs of completing the project with local noise ordinances.
- In Fairfax County, night work is coordinated with the County.
- In Prince William County, the project is exempt from the Prince William County Noise Ordinance, but the project team is committed to communicating with adjacent properties about planned nighttime work.
- Project emails and website will be used to communicate major traffic impacts or nighttime work. FAM Construction will reach out directly to communities and residents of adjacent properties as project activities begin and progress near them.
What Drivers Can Expect
- To make room for construction and ensure the safety of drivers and workers, lane closures and temporary traffic shifts are happening throughout the I-66 corridor.
- Planned closures occur during non-rush hour periods to reduce impact on motorists.
- Construction activities above I-66 such as work on bridge piers, decks, and other overhead structures that require lane closures and intermittent traffic stoppages to ensure safety will generally be scheduled for the overnight hours when traffic volumes are lighter.
- Crews are monitoring, refreshing, and repairing pavement markings and other roadway conditions across the project corridor. Drivers are urged to pay attention and slow down through the work zone.
- Additional Virginia State Police troopers and VDOT Safety Service Patrols are assigned to the I-66 corridor to keep traffic moving through the work zone by responding to incidents and swiftly removing them from the roadway.
- To help commuters during construction on I-66, reduced bus fares and financial incentives to form new carpools and telework programs have been implemented to provide drivers with new commuting alternatives.
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Have questions or feedback about construction activity near you? Email FAM Construction at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-662-3892. Find the full list of project contacts here.
|Vaden Drive Bridge Construction Update, Dec. 2019 - PDF, 1.7MB
|Fairfax County Parkway Bridge Construction Update, Feb. 2020 - PDF, 520KB
|Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) South Flyover Ramp Construction Update, Jan. 2020, - PDF, 5.6MB
|Route 29 Centreville Bridge Demolition Construction Update, Dec. 2019 - PDF, 2MB
|Upcoming Construction Adjacent to Vienna Station Community, Feb. 2020 - PDF, 4.7MB
|Demolition of Old Bull Run Drive Bridge over I-66 Flyer - PDF, 509KB