Current Developments

Updated:  4/2/2014

I66/Route 15 Interchange:

I-66 Widening Project 

  • The I-66 Widening Project was awarded to Shirley Contracting Company, LLC.
  • On or around April 7, 2014, construction will begin on the I-66 westbound off-ramp to Route 15 to provide an additional left turn lane.  The left shoulder will be closed and work will be done behind a barrier during daytime hours, but occasional daytime lane closures will occur.  It is expected this work will take a couple of months.
  • On or around April 13, 2014, construction will begin on the I-66 mainlines.  There will be milling, overlaying and shoulder build-up for future lane shifts.  Due to the daytime traffic volumes on I-66, this work will occur at night and will have lane closures.  It is expected this work will take approximately six to eight weeks.
  • The Old Carolina Bridge will be closed during demolition and construction of the new bridge.  This closure is anticipated to begin in the Summer of 2014 and last for approximately one year.
  • The new Catharpin Bridge will be constructed adjacent to the existing bridge.  Both directions of traffic will be open on the existing Catharpin Bridge during construction of the new bridge.
  • The sound barriers are scheduled to be installed from Spring to Fall of 2015.
  • Estimated project completion date is 2016.

Town Council Letter of recommendation to VDOT

Project Development Process

Semi Directional Ramp Option

Single Point Urban Interchange Layout Option

Public Information Meeting Brochure and Comment Sheet

VDOT's Website for more Information


Complete MAP of Town and surrounding areas showing upcoming/proposed/current developments