The I-66 Eastbound Widening Project includes construction of a new Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail Bridge over Route 29 (Lee Highway) separating trail users from motorists at the signalized intersection of Route 29 and Fairfax Drive. The new bridge will improve operations at nearby intersections and enhance safety for both trail users and motorists. This section of the W&OD Trail serves approximately 1,500 trail users on weekdays and over 2,000 on weekends. On weekdays, the W&OD Trail is a significant commuter route, carrying a steady flow of cyclists in both directions, tying together much of the region’s trail network. On weekends, the trail is a prime recreational resource for thousands of cyclists, runners, walkers, and more.
The I-66 Eastbound Widening Project has also made improvements nearby on the Custis Trail in Bon Air Park by adding a roundabout where the Custis Trail passes under I-66. Learn more about this new trail feature.
Trail Bridge Now Open
The trail bridge opened on March 12, 2021. Minor finishing work will occur during spring 2021. See photos of the new bridge below.
|Begin Bridge Construction||March 2019|
|Bridge Opens||March 2021|
|Complete Improvements Below Bridge (Adjacent Ground Surface Trail)||Late spring 2021|
|Complete Adjacent Landscaping||December 2020|
|W&OD Trail Bridge Community Meeting - October 11, 2018|
|W&OD Trail Bridge Open House - June 13, 2017|
|W&OD Trail Bridge Public Meeting - May 2, 2017|
|W&OD Trail Bridge Public Workshop - April 5, 2017|
|W&OD Trail and Custis Trail Detours Information|
The final W&OD Trail Bridge design reflects extensive public and stakeholder feedback provided during a series of community meetings VDOT hosted in Spring 2017. Community members, local governments, and other stakeholders provided input on abutment aesthetics, pier shape/aesthetics, fence/railing, bridge color, and lighting.
Project Progress Photographs (Updated Dec. 11, 2020)
What to Expect During Construction
The project team will work to be a good neighbor, minimizing disruption for motorists, trail users, and the surrounding neighborhood. Given traffic levels and the tight area for construction, some impacts are impossible to avoid.
Bicyclists and Pedestrians