The I-66 Eastbound Widening Project includes construction of a new Washington & Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail Bridge over Lee Highway (Route 29) separating trail users from motorists at the signalized intersection of Lee Highway and Fairfax Drive. The new bridge will improve operations at nearby intersections on Lee Highway 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.
Bridge construction will require a series of detours on the W&OD Trail near Lee Highway. These detours will vary as the project progresses. Learn more.
|Begin Bridge Construction||Early 2019|
|Complete Bridge Construction||Fall 2020|
|Complete Improvements Below Bridge (Adjacent Ground Surface Trail)||Fall/Winter 2020|
|Complete Adjacent Landscaping||Fall 2021|
|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
Girder installation for the new bridge over Lee Highway finished Friday night, Nov. 1, 2019. The photos below show the final beams being installed over the roadway.
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