VDOT Announces Overnight Lane Closures on I-66 to Install Active Traffic Management System

| November 10, 2014 | 1 Comment | News
Photo Courtesy of the Virginia Department of Transportation

Photo Courtesy of the Virginia Department of Transportation

The Virginia Department of Transportation will stop all lanes of traffic for up to 30 minutes between midnight and 2 a.m. to accommodate crews installing 36 gantries between the Capital Beltway and Route 29 in Centreville for the I-66 Active Traffic Management System.

“Weather permitting, the first closure will be between 12:01 a.m. and 2 a.m., Friday, Nov. 14 on eastbound I-66 at mile marker 53 in Centreville,” a VDOT spokesperson said. “All eastbound traffic will come to a complete stop for up to 30 minutes.”

VDOT crews will install the gantries Sunday through Thursday nights and will first focus on east and westbound lanes between Route 29 in Centreville and Route 50 in Fairfax.

 The project will last up to four months; VDOT will not close lanes on major holidays or during Thanksgiving travel days, Nov. 26-30.

According to VDOT, the installation of the Active Traffic Management system will be first on the East Coast.

“The ATM system will give drivers more information on incidents, delays and projected speeds for optimum travel times,” they said. “The system uses road sensors and monitored traffic cameras to provide up-to-date information on road conditions as displayed on electronic message signs.”

Residents can go here for more information on the project

VDOT said they will keep the public informed where the stops will occur throughout the installation and post message signs well in advance of each lane closure.

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  1. KuroHouou says:

    Biggest waste of money! This will do nothing to alleviate traffic. Bring Metro, not Lexus Lanes!

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