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Transform 66: Traffic Pattern Changed at Route 123 and I-66

Post Date:04/17/2019

As part of the Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has implemented the following traffic pattern change on I-66, near the city:

  • Loop ramp from northbound Route 123/Chain Bridge Road to I-66 West will close.
  • Drivers will access I-66 West by turning left at a temporary traffic light using 2 left turn-only lanes and a new roadway that joins the existing ramp from southbound Route 123 to I-66 West.
  • Two travel lanes on Route 123 will continue through the interchange in each direction.

 I-66 traffic change

Upcoming work on I-66 from Jermantown Road to I-495 includes:

  • 30-day projection
    • ITS ductbank relocation along Route 28
    • Retaining walls along northbound Route 28
    • Retaining walls at E.C. Lawrence Park Access Road
    • Bridge pier work within Route 28 Interchange
    • Clearing and grubbing on eastbound and westbound I-66
    • Implement long-term traffic shift along eastbound and westbound I-66 between Fairfax County Parkway and US Route 50
    • Preparatory work for temporary traffic pattern shifts on US Route 50 at I-66 (temporary pavement)


  • 6-month projection:
    • Open long-term traffic pattern shift at eastbound I-66 to northbound Route 123
    • Retaining walls between Jermantown Road and Route 123
    • Begin preparatory work for retaining walls on westbound I-66 west of Cedar Lane
    • Begin bridge foundations at Route 123
    • Implement short-term traffic pattern shift on westbound I-66 at Gallows Road
    • Begin Gallows Road bridge abutment work
    • Implement long-term traffic shift on eastbound and westbound I-66 between Blake Lane and Cedar Lane

Information:,, Transform 66 contact page.

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