The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will use the overhead, electronic signs on I-66 to implement a dedicated exit lane from westbound I-66 to northbound Route 28 during morning rush hours. On Mondays through Fridays, from 6:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., overhead lane control signs will display full-color route markers over a mile-long section of I-66, directing traffic to use the right lane to exit.
As you may know, a significant number of accidents have occurred in this area. This new morning-time exit lane should be helpful in keeping westbound traffic from needing to stop quickly due to traffic backups on the Rt. 28 exit ramp.
Drivers are asked to be alert and aware of the new signage, and to follow the directions accordingly. For more information about VDOT’s ATM system, click here.
This is an interim solution. I-66 will be widened starting next year with the I-66/Rt. 28 intersection completely redesigned to mitigate traffic backups on Rt. 28 as well.