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I-66 ramps to southbound Fairfax County Parkway closing this weekend

Traveling from Interstate 66 to the Fairfax County Parkway will become a little tricky this weekend. The ramps connecting eastbound and westbound I-66 to the southbound Fairfax County Parkway will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday until 4 a.m. Monday.

The ramps will be closed for paving as part of the interchange project at the Fairfax County Parkway and the Fair Lakes Parkway, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

The following detours will be in effect:

— Westbound I-66 drivers will be directed to Route 29 north (exit 52) so that they can get to the Fairfax County Parkway.

— Eastbound I-66 drivers will be taken to Route 50 west (exit 57B) to southbound West Ox Road and onto the Fairfax County Parkway.

Another option, suggested by VDOT, is to take the northbound Fairfax County Parkway (exit 55). From that point, make a right on Fair Lakes Parkway, a right on West Ox Road and head back to the Fairfax County Parkway.

This isn’t the only headache. The Fairfax County Parkway will also be cut down to one southbound lane between Fair Lakes Circle and the Route 29 interchange. Drivers should do their best to avoid this area, as there will be delays.

Mark Berman is a reporter on the National staff. He runs Post Nation, a destination for breaking news and developing stories from around the country.


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