Traffic & Construction

Looking Ahead

Activities Dates
Construction of new W&OD Trail Bridge over Lee Highway Spring 2019 to Fall 2020
Construction of I-66 Eastbound Direct Access to Metro Project Spring 2019 to Fall 2020
I-66 Eastbound Widening substantially complete, including noise walls and new W&OD Trail Bridge over Lee Hwy November 2020
Project completion, including project-wide landscaping and signal equipment upgrades (Lee Hwy/Fairfax Dr and Lee Hwy/Washington Blvd) October 2021

I-66 Eastbound Widening Plan of Work

The I-66 Eastbound Widening Project is being built in 3 phases:

Phase 1A - June 2018 to September 2018
Construction of the outside (right) shoulder strengthening so traffic can be shifted to the right.

Completed mid-September 2018

Phase 1B - September 2018 to Summer 2019
Shift traffic to the right and construct the inside widening in the I-66 median (left side).  This phase includes widening four bridges and relocating the pier of a pedestrian bridge over I-66.

Phase 2 - Summer 2019 to Summer 2020
Shift traffic to the left, partially on the newly widened roadway section, and construct the outside widening along the I-66 right shoulder.  This phase includes widening two bridges, installation of new noise wall, and the reconfiguration of the Westmoreland and Lee Highway ramps.

Phase 3A - Summer 2020 to early Fall 2020
Split traffic over the Bon Air Bridge so the center section of the bridge deck can be reconstructed.

Phase 3B - Fall 2020
Surface pavement and permanent pavement markings, signage, and lighting. Traffic will be in its final configuration.