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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)

Phase 1 

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.

Phase 2 
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.

Phase 3 

Sunday Morning
: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Work area: I-495 south to I-66 west reduced to one lane

Phase 4

Sunday Night: 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday morning 

Work area:

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. 

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