Major I-66 delays this weekend
Two of the three lanes of eastbound I-66 will be closed next weekend as construction crews prepare to shift traffic onto new bridges that carry the highway over the Capital Beltway.
The Virginia Department of Transportation said major delays between Nutley street and the beltway, and warned that all traffic may be stopper for up to 30 minutes during overnight periods.
In addition to the two lanes closed on I-66 East, the ramp onto the beltway will be closed, as will all Nutley Street on ramps to I-66 East. I-66 eastbound access to the Vienna Metro Station and the left HOV exit to I-495 North will remain open throughout the weekend. Motorists can expect up to 35 minute delays during peak hours on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., from Route 50 to just past the work zone.
By 5 a.m. Monday morning, the three I-66 East lanes will be shifted to the new bridges over I-495. HOV motorists traveling in the left lane on I-66 East heading to Arlington/Washington D.C. will need to merge to the right lane prior to I-495 north to continue into downtown.
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