The next phase of work impacting I-66 outside the Beltway is continuing over the next few days, with lane closures that could also affect Route 28 and Route 123 in Northern Virginia.

The Virginia Department of Transportation said there will be a lane shift on I-66 East between Route 50 and Route 123. Lanes will move toward the inside median in order to accommodate upcoming construction work. Drivers should look for lane closures at 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with multiple lanes closing at 10 p.m. near Route 50. The eastbound and westbound Route 50 ramp at I-66 will also experience lane closures at 10 p.m.

A lane shift on Route 28 between Westfields Boulevard and Braddock Road, originally scheduled for Thursday night, took place Wednesday instead.

VDOT said that once the I-66 lane shift is in place, it will remove the “Red X” signs between Route 50 and Route 123. They will remain in place east of Route 123.

All of this construction is related to the Transform 66 project, which calls for Express Lanes to be extended outside the Beltway by 2022.

Next week, local transit services will begin rolling out program to help reduce the impact of I-66 construction. OmniRide I-66 bus routes from Gainesville and Manassas will be half price beginning on May 7, and select Fairfax Connector bus routes with service to the Vienna Metro will cost just $1. Read more about other programs that will be rolled out in the coming months.

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