VDOT investigating striping mishap on I-66

CENTREVILLE, Va. (WUSA9) -- VDOT announced Tuesday that the temporary pavement markings that peeled off from the roadway and caused confusion on the eastbound I-66 bridge over Route 29 have been redone and an investigation is now underway.

According to VDOT, the tape that was used on the roads will be tested. "It is unclear whether the tape was damaged, it was applied incorrectly or if heavy rain played a role in the tape peeling away," said Bill Cuttler, district engineer for construction in northern Virginia. "We will get to the bottom of what happened so we can prevent a future occurrence."

The tape was put down on August 15 for a temporary lane shift that will be be in place for three weeks.

VDOT said the project to rehabilitate the I-66 bridges over Route 29 will be finished by the fall and will cost $2 million.

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