I-66W Closures Planned Near 495 This Weekend
Drivers lose three lanes from Friday night through Monday morning
The Virginia Department of Transportation will shut down I-66 westbound this weekend near the Capital Beltway for excavation, paving, demolition and road marking work.
The work is part of the I-495 HOT LANES project.
The lane closures, which run 9 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday, will be done in four phases, according to VDOT. (See provided map and text below for more information)
Friday Night: 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. Saturday morning
Saturday Night: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Work area: I-495 north/south, Exit 49, ramps to I-66 west reduced to one lane onto I-66 west. Also I-66 west approaching I-495 reduced to one through lanes.
Saturday Morning 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Work area: I-495 north/south, Exit 49, ramps to I-66 west reduced to one lane onto I-66 west. Also I-66 west opened to two lanes.
Sunday Morning: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Work area: I-495 south to I-66 west reduced to one lane
Sunday Night: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday morning
1. I-495 south, Exit 49, I-66 west CLOSED. Detour in effect: Motorists directed to continue on I-495south, to Exit 52B, Little River Tpk. (Route 236), turn around onto I-495 north to Exit 49, I-66 west.
2. I-495 north, Exit 49, to I-66 west reduced to one lane.
3. I-66 west reduced to one lane until end of work zone.
All closures are weather permitting.