Road Information

Interstate 66 in Virginia    
Total Mileage in State: 75 miles
Eastern End: At District of Columbia border
Western End: At I-81, near Middletown
Mileage covered in Photos: 75 miles
Counties covered in Photos: Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Warren, Frederick
Major Junctions in Photos: I-495 near Dunn Loring
US 17, near Warrenton
I-81 in Middletown
Control Cities in Photos: Arlington, Fairfax, Manassas, Marshall, Front Royal
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Arlington to Manassas
   

Virginia welcome sign as Interstate 66 West enters the state from the District of Columbia.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 73: US 29 - Lee Hwy / Rosslyn / Key Bridge  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Gore point signage for Exit 73.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West as it prepares to tunnel underneath N Lynn St in Arlington.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

View on Interstate 66 West underneath N Lynn St.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

The speed limit on Interstate 66 West in Virginia starts out at 55 mph.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at mile marker 74.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at mile marker 73.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

State-named Interstate 66 West reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 71 to the National Science Foundation.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

The speed limit remains 55 mph.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 71 to Ballston.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Also take Exit 71 to Marymount University and George Mason University - Arlington Campus.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 71 to Northern Virginia Community College Arlington Center as well.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 71: VA 120 - Glebe Rd  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at mile marker 71.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

View on Interstate 66 West.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at mile marker 70.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 69 to East Falls Church Metro Station.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 69: Sycamore St / Falls Church  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West entering Fairfax County.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 67: VA 267 West - Baltimore via Interstate 495 / Dulles Airport  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 66A to West Falls Church VT / UVA Metro Station and Virginia Tech / University of Virginia Academic Center.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 66B: VA 7 West - Leesburg Pike / Tysons Corner  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Tolled Express lanes begin ahead. This sign states that all users of these lanes must have EZPass. Vehicles with 3 or more people in them are charged no toll.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 66A: VA 7 East - Leesburg Pike / Falls Church  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West approaching Exit 64 - 3/4 mile.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at mile marker 66.3.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Another state-named Interstate 66 West reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 64: Interstate 495 South - Richmond  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Ahead, electronic lane control signals are used on Interstate 66 West since the Express lanes are open to anyone during non-peak hours while the breakdown lane is open for use during peak hours.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 66 West. It's 2 miles to Vienna, 17 miles to Manassas, and 60 miles to Front Royal.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Emergency pull offs like the one seen here to the right exist during this stretch of Interstate 66 West for disabled vehicles to be able to get off the roadway when the breakdown lanes are being used for normal traffic during peak hours.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Lane control signals on Interstate 66 West. At the time, the breakdown lane was not open for normal travel since this was not during a peak traffic time.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

As this sign reads, there is no shoulder due to the breakdown lane being used for normal travel Monday thru Friday from 2 PM to 8 PM. This pattern lasts for the next 6 miles.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Again, as shown on this sign, the breakdown lane can be used for normal travel Monday thru Friday from 2 PM to 8 PM.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

This sign states what qualifies vehicles to use the HOV lanes.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Another lane control signal on Interstate 66 West.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exits 62B-A: VA 243 - Nutley St / Vienna / Fairfax  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Another emergency pull off area just past mile marker 61.4.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 60 to Oakton.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 60 to George Mason University, EagleBank Arena, and Center for the Arts.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 60: VA 123 - Fairfax / Vienna  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

More lane control signals on Interstate 66 West.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 57B to Dulles Airport.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Commercial vehicles except for buses are prohibited in the left lane.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 57A to the National Firearms Museum.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

If the breakdown lane is being used for normal travel from 2 PM to 8 PM Monday thru Friday, this sign shows where traffic planning to take Exit 57B should begin to exit.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 57B: US 50 West - Fair Oaks / Winchester  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 57A: US 50 East - Fairfax  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 55B to Fair Lakes.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 55: VA 286 - Fairfax County Pkwy / Reston / Herndon / Springfield  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

View of the ramp for Exit 55.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at the Express lane Exit for Stringfellow Rd.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 66 West. It's 9 miles to Manassas, 12 miles to Gainesville, and 51 miles to Front Royal.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take either of the next 2 exits to Centreville.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 47B to Manassas National Battlefield Park.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 53B to Dulles Expo Center.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 53A to the Manassas Museum.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 53A to Manassas Park and Manassas.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exits 53B-A: VA 28 - Dulles Airport / Centreville  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 53B: VA 28 North - Dulles Airport  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 53A: VA 28 South - Centreville  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 52 to Bull Run Park.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

The speed limit remains 55 mph.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 52: US 29 - Centreville  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

The lane control signals come to an end just west of Exit 52.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Also west of Exit 52, the speed limit gets a slight bump to 60 mph.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at mile marker 50.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 47A to CPI University.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Sign listing the distances to the two upcoming exits to Manassas.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Manassas to Western Terminus
   

Interstate 66 West entering Prince William County.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at the Rest Area / Virginia Welcome Center in Prince William County.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 47A to Splashdown Waterpark.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 44 to the Fairgrounds Complex.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 47B to Manassas National Battlefield Park.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 47B: VA 234 North - Manassas National Battlefield Park  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 47A: VA 234 Business - Manassas  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

West of Exit 47A, the speed limit increases to 65 mph.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 44 to Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater and Bristoe Station Battlefield Heritage Park.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Also take Exit 44 to George Mason University - Prince William Campus, Freedom Aquatic & Fitness Center, and Hylton Performing Arts Center.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 44: VA 234 South - Prince William Parkway / Manassas / Dumfries  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

You can also take Exit 43B to Jiffy Lube Live Amphitheater.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 43A to Shenandoah National Park Skyline Drive via Warrenton.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 43A to Charlottesville via US 29 South.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 43B: US 29 North  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 43A: US 29 South - Gainesville / Warrenton  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

The speed limit remains 65 mph for a while longer.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 66 West. It's 1 1/4 miles to Haymarket, 35 miles to Front Royal, and 41 miles to the junction of Interstate 81.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 40: US 15 - Haymarket / Leesburg  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at mile marker 40.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

At mile marker 39.8, the speed limit increases to 70 mph which is the standard speed limit on most rural Interstate highways in Virginia.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 66 West. It's 8 miles to The Plains, 35 miles to Front Royal, and 41 miles to Strasburg.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West entering Fauquier County.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

The speed limit remains 70 mph for the remainder of Interstate 66 West's mileage.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at mile marker 35.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at mile marker 34.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 31 to Middleburg.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Also take Exit 31 to Great Meadow Field Events Center.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 31: VA 245 - The Plains / Old Tavern  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exits 28 and 27 to Marshall.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West approaching Exit 28 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 28 to Lord Fairfax Community College - Fauquier Campus.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 28: US 17 South / US 17 Business - Marshall / Warrenton  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at mile marker 28.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 27: VA 55 East / SR 647 - Marshall  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 66 West. It's 4 miles to Delaplane, 22 miles to Front Royal, and 28 miles to Strasburg.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

View on Interstate 66 West.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West approaching Exit 23 - 1 mile.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

The best route to Winchester is to remain on Interstate 66 West to Interstate 81 North.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 23 to Sky Meadows State Park.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 23: US 17 North / To VA 55 West - Delaplane / Paris  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at mile marker 22.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at mile marker 20.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Thru tractor trailers are prohibited on US 17 from Interstate 66 to US 50.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 18: SR 688 - Markham  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Gore point signage for Exit 18.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at mile marker 16.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West entering Warren County.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Upon entering Warren County, Interstate 66 West also enters the Shenandoah Battlefields National Historic District.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 13 to Skyline Caverns.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 13: VA 79 / To VA 55 - Linden / Front Royal  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West reassurance shield.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Mileage sign on Interstate 66 West. It's 8 miles to Front Royal, 14 miles to Strasburg, and 27 miles to Winchester.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at mile marker 12.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at mile marker 9.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 6 to Virginia Inland Port.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Also take Exit 6 to Shenandoah National Park / Skyline Drive.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 6 to Christendom College as well.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Exit 6 to Randolph-Macon Academy.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 6: US 340 / US 522 - Front Royal / Winchester  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at mile marker 4.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at mile marker 3.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West approaching it's western terminus at the junction of Interstate 81 - 2 miles.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Keep left for Exit 1A (Interstate 81 South) and keep right for Exit 1B (Interstate 81 North).  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at mile marker 1.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66's westbound lanes split into the ramps for Exits 1A and 1B ahead. The left lane becomes the ramp to Interstate 81 South and the right lane becomes the ramp to Interstate 81 North.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Take Interstate 81 South to Strasburg and Interstate 81 North to Middletown.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West at Exit 1B: Interstate 81 North - Winchester; Exit 1A: Interstate 81 South - Roanoke  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

On the ramp to Interstate 81 South (Exit 1A), Interstate 66 West comes to an end as it enters Frederick County briefly.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

The left lane ends on the ramp ahead.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

This sign warns that upon merging onto Interstate 81 South, the speed limit is 65 mph.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

Interstate 66 West reaches its official western terminus here, noted by mile marker 0.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

These signs warn of a short acceleration lane ahead.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).

As the ramp from Interstate 66 West to Interstate 81 South nears its end, you re-enter Warren County.  (Photo taken 5/29/17).