Ramps will be closed this weekend on I-66 to the southbound lanes on the Fairfax County Parkway.
The closures begin at 10 p.m. Friday and last through 4 a.m. on Monday, August 13. Ramps from the eastbound and westbound I-66 will be closed for paving as part of an ongoing interchange project at Fair Lakes and the Fairfax County Parkway, according to Virginia Department of Transportation officials.
VDOT will be directing drivers to the following detours:
- From eastbound I-66: Route 29 (Exit 52) north to access the Fairfax County Parkway. See a map of the route: http://goo.gl/maps/3fCvv.
- From westbound I-66: Route 50 west (Exit 57B) to southbound West Ox Road (Route 608) to the Fairfax County Parkway. See a map of the detour route: http://goo.gl/maps/ZVFeI.
- Drivers may also take the northbound Fairfax County Parkway (Exit 55), turn right on Fair Lakes Parkway, and right on West Ox Road back to the Fairfax County Parkway. Click here to see a map of the route: http://goo.gl/maps/WVJmG.
Through the weekend, the Fairfax County Parkway will also be reduced to one lane southbound between Fair Lakes Circle and the Route 29 interchange. Drivers are asked to use alternate routes through this area to avoid delays.
The entire project is scheduled for completion in 2013. The $69.5 million interchange at Fairfax County Parkway and Fair Lakes Parkway is being done to improve pedestrian and cyclist access, widen more than three miles of the Fairfax County Parkway, and improve traffic flow by separating local and Parkway traffic through this busy area. See the VDOT project page for more details.