Update: VDOT working to fix peeling striping on I-66

Updated post at 12:53 p.m.

VDOT said crews are working on the eastbound Interstate 66 bridge over Route 29 to fix the striping, which is peeling and created additional traffic headaches during morning rush hour.

While the crews work, the right lane shoulder is closed until 3:30 p.m., according to a VDOT news release.

Crews will continue fixing the temporary striping Monday night. Work is scheduled to restart at 7 p.m. continue through 5 a.m. Tuesday, the release said. Officials said drivers should expect up to two lanes and a shoulder to be closed overnight.

The tape striping was installed Aug. 15 as part of a temporary lane shift that will last three weeks, the release said. The shifting is part of a $2 million project to rehabilitate the I-66 bridges over Route 29 that is scheduled to be completed this fall.

The release said VDOT officials are investigating what caused the markings to peel from the roadway Monday morning.

Original post at 9:19 a.m.
Delays Monday morning on Interstate 66 near Route 29 were caused by temporary tape striping that peeled away from the roadway, said a spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Jennifer McCord, a VDOT spokeswoman, said a contractor put down the temporary tape over the weekend at a bridge repair project at exit 52 in Centreville.

McCord, who said the department is working to get the problem resolved, added that the contractor will fix the tape after rush hour.

Last month, another restriping project on I-395 caused some confusion during rush hour. In that incident, the edge of a left lane went unfinished.

Victoria St. Martin covers breaking news and Prince William County for The Post's Local desk.



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