Wiggly highway lanes leave drivers confused


FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. (NBC/WRC) — Drivers on Interstate 66 in northern Virginia are facing an extra challenge. The painted highway lines are all over the road. Chopper 4 captured a messy Monday morning on I-66: the lane striping at 29 and Centreville wiggly, broken and curving. That caused some slowdowns and led to confusion, to say the least.

“We got people out driving, and everybody’s kind of like, ‘What’s going on?’ so, yeah,” said one driver.

Hours later, there was no change but brake lights ahead as people drove over the lines. Virginia Department of Transportation says this was all a temporary tape striping mishap. The tape was put down over the weekend for a bridge repair project, but then it started peeling up.

“Pretty amazing that nobody got into an accident coming down, right through there, right on 66,” said another driver.

VDOT is trying to get the mishap fixed as quickly as possible. The contractor is expected out there to turn those wiggly lines back into straight ones. Some viewers tweeted they’d seen the broken and curving lines over the weekend.

Highway crews worked to fix the lines.

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