Interstate 64

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Project Update: November / December 2017

Segment I Construction Now Complete

Friday, December 1, marked the on-time and on-budget completion of the $122 million I-64 Widening Segment I construction project, spanning approximately 5.6 miles, from west of Jefferson Avenue to just east of Yorktown Road in Newport News. 
After breaking ground on Segment I in September 2015, crews worked tirelessly around the clock to construct an additional 12-foot travel lane and 12-foot shoulder in each direction on I-64, as well as:
  • Repaired and widened four bridges at Fort Eustis Boulevard and the Lee Hall Reservoir
  • Demolished and reconstructed two brand new bridges at Industrial Park Drive
  • Lengthened the on- and off-ramps at Fort Eustis Boulevard
  • Constructed starfish-stamped noise walls along the interstate
  • Added low-maintenance landscaping throughout the median and corridor. 
The project was delivered in only 22 months and on budget, with thanks to Shirley Contracting's hard work, and the design-build model chosen to streamline the delivery of all three segments of the I-64 Widening Project. 

    

View More Photos from the Completion Ceremony and Construction Here

Segment III Contract Awarded By CTB

$178.3 Million Contract Awarded to Shirley Contracting Company

On December 6, a $178.3 million design-build contract was awarded by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) to Shirley Contracting Company to complete Segment III of the I-64 Capacity Improvements Project. This segment will add a lane in each direction for 8.2 miles, from about 1 mile west of the Lightfoot Exit to 1 mile west of the Humelsine Parkway/Marquis Center Parkway Exit in York County.
Project improvements will include:
  • Full-depth reconstruction of existing travel lanes and outside shoulder
  • The addition of one 12-foot-wide travel lane and one 12-foot-wide paved shoulder in each direction
  • Lengthening of acceleration and deceleration lanes
  • Repair and widening of four mainline bridges and replacement of existing bridges over Queens Creek
  • Repair/extension of three major box culverts
VDOT will issue a notice to proceed to the design-build contractor in January 2018. Construction is estimated to be complete in September 2021.

Under Construction

Segment II Work Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Pile driving at all nine bridges (Jefferson Avenue, Penniman Road, Yorktown Road, Burma Road, and Exit 243B ramp.)
  • Installation of overhead sign structure foundations.
  • Installation of stay-in-place deck forms for the Exit 243B Ramp Bridge.

Current Status:

  • Continue clearing and grubbing operations outside of the eastbound lanes from Jefferson Avenue to Burma Road.
  • Continue maintenance work throughout corridor, including striping, tree trimming and pothole repairs.
  • Continue cut and fill operations and subgrade stabilization.
  • Form, Resteel & Pour operations at the Yorktown Bridge, Penniman Road Bridge, Burma Road Bridge, Exit 243B Ramp Bridge, and Jefferson Bridge.
  • Spot repairs and paint removal at Burma Road and Exit 243B Ramp bridges.
  • Hydrodemoliton of existing deck on Penniman Road bridges.
  • Placement of subbase layer of cement-treated crushed concrete, open grade drainage layer, and base layer of CCPR material.
  • Full-depth reclamation operations in the existing inside lanes.
  • Installation of pipe and drainage structures in the median.

Upcoming Work:

  • Cut and fill operations in the median.
  • Maintenance work throughout the corridor.
  • Bridge construction activities on the Yorktown Road, Jefferson Avenue, Burma Road, Penniman Road, and Exit 243B Ramp bridges. 
  • Erecting steel girders at Burma Road and Penniman Road bridges.
  • Placement of bridge deck concrete on the Exit 243B Ramp Bridge.
  • Work on existing and new drainage culverts.
  • Placement of CCPR materials and asphalt in newly constructed lanes.

  

     

Travel Information

Lane Closures:

Each week's scheduled lane closures can be found on the traffic alerts page. 
All three lanes in each direction have reopened to traffic from west of Jefferson Avenue to just east of Yorktown Road in Newport News.
Weeknight east- and westbound single-lane closures take place on Sundays through Thursdays, beginning as early as 7 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. the following morning between Yorktown Road (exit 247) and Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway) (exit 242).
All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions.

Alternate Routes:

Avoid backups by viewing the alternate routes map.

Reduced Speed Ahead

Obey the reduced 55 mph speed limit, which is in effect 24/7 between Yorktown Road (exit 247) and Colonial Parkway. 

View the Project Update Email

Governor McAuliffe Marks Opening of a Wider I-64 on the Peninsula

Segment I roadwork completed on time and on budget

NEWPORT NEWS – Governor McAuliffe today marked the opening of a wider I-64 on the peninsula with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Unlocking one of the Peninsula’s biggest bottlenecks has been a priority for Governor McAuliffe and today’s completion of the Segment I widening work marks a significant step forward in the overall project. Segment I of the widening effort was completed on time and on budget. 

“My administration has worked tirelessly to relieve the gridlock in Hampton Roads and today I am proud to celebrate the widening of I-64 on the Peninsula, which came in on time and under budget,” said Governor McAuliffe at the ribbon cutting ceremony. “This important project was truly a team effort between the state, regional and local government, the private sector and the community. The widening of I-64 on the Peninsula is yet another step forward in our efforts to build a transportation system that helps our new Virginia economy thrive.” 

Nearly six miles of Interstate 64 between Jefferson Avenue and Yorktown Road is now open with an additional travel lane and shoulder in each direction. The widening work was completed by Shirley Contracting Company of Lorton, Virginia and is the first of three independent segments to be widened. The fast-tracked project was delivered in 22 months at a cost of $122 million. The project was the first to make use of Hampton Roads Transportation Fund revenues, with $44 million of funding provided by the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission.  

Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne said, “Today’s event is truly a celebration of these types of significant improvements, which is exactly what is needed to build and maintain a reliable transportation systems that are essential to growing the new Virginia economy.” 

Segment I work also included the repair and widening of four bridges at Fort Eustis Boulevard and the Lee Hall Reservoir, the lengthening of on-and-off ramps at Fort Eustis Boulevard, and the addition of low-maintenance landscaping along the corridor’s median. 

Work is already underway on the widening of Segment II to Route 199. Over the next four years, another travel lane and shoulder will be added in each direction along 15 miles of I-64, all the way to exit 234 (Lightfoot).

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Project Update: September / October 2017

Segment I Nearly Complete At Two-Year Milestone

Last month, Segment I celebrated its two-year construction anniversary.

The groundbreaking held on Sept. 8, 2015.

With nearly two months left of construction, crews are finishing the placement of the base and surface asphalt and preparing to open both the new and revitalized lanes, from west of Jefferson Avenue (Exit 255), to just east of Yorktown Road (Exit 247). This will happen by the end of the year.

Crews will also be seen placing the finishing touches to the ramp extensions and bridge repairs at Fort Eustis Boulevard, to the rebuilt Industrial Park Drive bridges, to the Lee Hall Reservoir bridge repairs, noise wall placement and landscaping in the median.

Motorists can expect some traffic shifts back to the outside lanes to allow for the final landscaping and shoulder work in the median.

Segment II Base Pavement Goes Green

Cold Central Plant Recycling

New lanes are being constructed using cold central plant recycling (CCPR). CCPR uses reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), created from the road millings of construction projects around the region.
Unlike hot-mix asphalt more commonly used in road projects, CCPR is placed onto the roadway without using heat.
Crews pave the CCPR atop a drainage layer covering the sub base layer of recycled crushed concrete.
This results in 18 inches of pavement foundation produced almost entirely of recycled materials.
Using CCPR helps reduce stockpiles of existing RAP, as well as reduces the overall cost of project materials and environmental impacts. 
The first test run of the CCPR process was done for Segment II September 29, in the median near Penniman Road in York County.
Learn more:

Full Depth Reclamation

The first test run of the full depth reclamation (FDR) process for Segment II took place October 18, in the median west of Penniman Road. 
FDR recycles the pavement from the existing lanes back into the new structure.
The existing asphalt layers will be pulverized, the material will be processed and compacted with a stabilizing agent and the end product will be used to create a new base followed by an overlay placed on top.
This process saves time, money and materials by reusing resources, reducing the amount of new and old materials being transported and performing the recycling and reconstruction process on-site. 

Under Construction

Segment I Work Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Construction of the parapet for the westbound bridge over Industrial Park Drive
  • Hydro-demolition for overlay of the bridge decks at the Lee Hall Reservoir bridges
  • Clearing between Fort Eustis Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive for ramp extensions
  • Pier caps and bridge deck for the bridges over Industrial Park Drive
  • Concrete pavement repairs in outside existing lanes
  • Bridge deck overlay at Lee Hall Reservoir bridges

Current Status:

  • Performing sound barrier wall work, including setting posts, panels and foundations, for sound walls west of Denbigh Boulevard and west of Industrial Park Drive
  • Continuing joint repairs, deck slab replacements and painting at Fort Eustis Boulevard bridges
  • Started placing high-friction surface treatment on I-64 East from Jefferson Avenue to Fort Eustis Boulevard
  • Continuing installation of hot-mix asphalt overlay and surface asphalt pavement layers
  • Continuing guardrail installation along eastbound shoulders
  • Started installing reinforcing steel for bridge pier protection system at the Industrial Park Drives bridges

Upcoming Work:

  • Continue noise wall work west of Denbigh Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive
  • Continue substructure at the Industrial Park Drive bridges
  • Continue joint repairs and approach slab replacements at the existing Lee Hall Reservoir and Fort Eustis bridges
  • Start landscaping and planting in the median
  • Shift traffic back to outside lanes to complete work on the inside shoulder and median

Segment II Work Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Cold central plant recycling and full depth reclamation test sections

  • Pile driving at Jefferson Avenue, Penniman Road,  Yorktown Road and Exit 243B bridges

Current Status:

  • Clearing and grubbing operations underway outside the eastbound lanes, from Burma Road Bridge to Route 199.

  • Maintenance work ongoing throughout corridor, including striping, tree trimming and pothole repairs

  • Continuing cut and fill operations and subgrade stabilization

  • Started installation of overhead sign structure foundations

  • Form, resteel and pour operations at the Yorktown, Penniman Road, Burma Road, Exit 243B ramp, and Jefferson bridges

  • Sub base layer of cement-treated crushed concrete placed

  • Installation of pipe and drainage structures

  • Pile driving at Burma Road Bridge

Upcoming Activities:

  • Cut and fill operations in the median

  • Maintenance work throughout the corridor

  • Construction on the Yorktown Road, Jefferson Avenue, Burma Road, Penniman Road and Exit 243B ramp bridges

  • Work on existing and new drainage culverts

  • Placement of CCPR materials and asphalt in newly constructed lanes



Travel Information

Lane Closures:

Each week's scheduled lane closures can be found on the traffic alerts page. 
There are new traffic patterns, with one lane remaining open in each direction at the I-64 overpasses at Jefferson Avenue and Yorktown Road.
Weeknight east- and westbound single-lane closures take place on Sundays through Thursdays.
They begin as early as 7 p.m., and ending at 5 a.m. the following morning, between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway) (exit 242).

One travel lane in each direction will remain open at all times.
 
All work is dependent upon weather conditions.

Alternate Routes:

Avoid backups by viewing the alternate routes map.

Reduced Speed Ahead

Obey the reduced 55 mph speed limit, which is in effect 24/7 between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Colonial Parkway. 

View the Project Update Email

Project Update: July / August 2017

Watch What's Happening On I-64

Watch recent construction on Segments I and II:

Under Construction

Segment I Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Placed concrete for the bridge pier protection system at the eastbound Denbigh Boulevard bridge
  • Installation of the structural bridge girders and substructure concrete at the Industrial Park Drive bridges
  • Construction of retaining wall at Abutment B of the east and west I-64 bridges over Industrial Park drive

Current Status:

  • Noise wall work proceeding, including setting posts and panels for sound walls, west of Denbigh Boulevard, and footings west of Industrial Park Drive
  • Clearing underway between Fort Eustis Boulevard to the Lee Hall Reservoir, as well as grading to Industrial Park Drive, for ramp extensions
  • Continuing joint repairs and approach slab replacements at the existing Lee Hall Reservoir and Fort Eustis bridges
  • Performing concrete pavement repairs
  • Started installing stay-in-place deck forms for the Industrial Park Drive bridges

Upcoming:

  • Start base paving operations between Fort Eustis Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive for ramp extensions
  • Start placing thin hot mix asphalt concrete overlay
  • Continue footings, posts and panels for noise walls west of Denbigh Boulevard
  • Continue grading for noise walls west of Industrial Park Drive
  • Continue joint repairs and approach slab replacements at the existing Lee Hall Reservoir and Fort Eustis bridges
  • Start placing bridge deck concrete for the Industrial Park Drive bridges

Segment II Activities

Recently Completed

  • Clearing and grubbing operations between Penniman Road to the west project limits
  • Driving sheet piles at Abutment A of the westbound Burma Road bridge. Drove test piles for Burma and Exit 243B ramp bridge
  • Production piles for Pier 1, 2 and Abutment A for Jefferson Avenue bridge
  • Drove production piles for Pier 1, 2, 3 and Abutment B for Yorktown Road bridge.
  • Poured footers and columns for Pier 2, 3, and Abutment B for Yorktown Road bridge
  • Test bores for overhead sign structures
  • Retaining wall at Burma Road bridge

Current Status:

  • Continuing demolition activities Yorktown Road, Jefferson Avenue, Penniman Road, Exit 243B ramp, and Burma Road bridges
  • Continue driving production piles at Jefferson Avenue and Yorktown Road bridges
  • Pouring substructure concrete and starting test pile driving on Abutment A side of Yorktown Road bridge
  • Continuing drainage culvert work
  • Continuing maintenance work, including striping, tree trimming and pothole repairs
  • Cutting and filling operations in the median, from Jefferson Avenue to Burma Road, as well as from Route 60 overpass to Penniman Road bridge

Upcoming:

  • Continue maintenance work
  • Continue cut and fill operations in the median, from Jefferson Avenue to Burma Road, as well as from Route 60 overpass to Penniman Road bridge
  • Bridge demolition and construction activities on the Yorktown Road, Jefferson Avenue, Burma Road, Penniman Road, and Exit 243B ramp bridges
  • Work on existing and new drainage culverts
  • Start placement and grading of Phase 1 subbase material
  • Mobilize crane to Penniman in preparation to begin driving test piles
  • Installation of formwork for upcoming pour of caps for Piers 2 and 3 at Yorktown Road bridges

Travel Information

Lane Closures:

Each week's scheduled lane closures can be found on the traffic alerts page. 
There are new traffic patterns, with one lane remaining open in each direction at the I-64 overpasses at Jefferson Avenue and Yorktown Road.
Weeknight single-lane closures take place on Sundays through Thursdays.
They begin as early as 7 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. the following morning, between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway) (exit 242).

One travel lane in each direction will remain open at all times.
 
All construction is dependent upon weather.

Alternate Routes:

Avoid backups and find alternate routes at the alternate routes map.

Reduced Speed Ahead

Obey the reduced 55 mph speed limit, which is in effect 24/7 between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Colonial Parkway. 

View the Project Update Email

Project Update: June 2017

Public Hearing Held For Segment III

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, more than 300 citizens, and three news outlets, turned out at Bruton High School to learn more about the third segment of the I-64 Widening Project in York County.
VDOT representatives and design consultants were on hand to answer questions about the proposed plans and address potential concerns about the new three-lane section of I-64.
This $311 million project extends from the point where the Segment II project ends at Humelsine Parkway (exit 242) to Route 199, Lightfoot (exit 234).
The turnout included a large group from the Queen’s Lake neighborhood, along with state Sen, Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg) and Del. Brenda Pogge (R-James City / York counties).
In addition to a 12-foot travel lane and full shoulder in each direction, the improvements include pavement reconstruction of existing lanes, repair and widening of four bridges and three major culverts and the replacement of the two Queen’s Creek bridges.
 

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Segment II Pavement

Full depth reclamation is an innovative process being utilized in Segment II (and eventually in Segment III) that will recycle the pavement from the existing lanes back into the new structure.

The existing asphalt will be pulverized, processed and compacted with a stabilizing agent,

The end product will be used to create a new base, with an overlay placed on top.

This saves significant time, money and materials by reusing resources, reducing the amount of new and old materials being transported and performing the recycling and reconstruction process on-site. 

Learn more:

Under Construction

Segment I Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Footings for noise barrier wall west of Denbigh Boulevard and west of Industrial Park Drive
  • Demolition and of bridges over Industrial Park Drive
  • Pier columns and footings for the bridges over Industrial Park Drive

Current Status:

  • Sound barrier wall work continues, including setting posts, panels and foundations for walls west of Denbigh Boulevard and west of Industrial Park Drive
  • Continuing clearing between Fort Eustis Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive, as well as to the Lee Hall Reservoir, for ramp extensions
  • Starting construction of retaining wall at Abutment B of the bridges over Industrial Park Drive
  • Continuing bridge work on Fort Eustis Boulevard bridges
  • Continuing joint repairs and approach slab replacements at the existing Lee Hall Reservoir and Fort Eustis bridges
  • Started the pier caps for the bridges over Industrial Park Drive

Upcoming:

  • Continue installing posts and panels for sound barrier wall west of Denbigh Boulevard
  • Continue footings for noise barrier wall west of Industrial Park Drive
  • Continue substructure construction at the Industrial Park Drive bridges
  • Continue joint repairs and approach slab replacements at the existing Lee Hall Reservoir and Fort Eustis bridges

Segment II Work Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Pile driving and forming footings at Piers 2, 3 and Abutment B of the Yorktown Road bridge
  • Test piles at the Jefferson Avenue bridge
  • Obtained samples for the full depth reclamation process 
  • Installed temporary pavement markings on Penniman Road

Current Status:

  • Continuing demolition activities Yorktown Road, Jefferson Avenue and Burma Road bridges
  • Continuing clearing and grubbing operations from Penniman Road to the west project limits
  • Continuing maintenance work, including striping, tree trimming and pothole repairs
  • Removing existing guardrail
  • Started forming footings at the Jefferson Avenue bridge
  • Started demolition at the Penniman Road bridge

Upcoming:

  • Cut and fill operations in the median from Jefferson Avenue to Burma Road, as well as from Yorktown Road to Jefferson Avenue
  • Continue maintenance work
  • Bridge demolition and construction on the Yorktown Road, Jefferson Avenue, Burma Road, Penniman Road, and Exit 243B ramp bridges
  • Work on existing and new drainage culverts

Travel Information

Lane Closures:

Each week's scheduled lane closures can be found on the traffic alerts page. 
There are new traffic patterns, with one lane remaining open in each direction, at the overpasses at Jefferson and Yorktown roads
Weeknight single-lane closures take place on Sundays through Thursdays.
They begin as early as 7 p.m. and end at 5 a.m. the following morning, between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway) (exit 242).

All work is dependent upon weather conditions.

Alternate Routes:

Find alternate routes around the work zone on the alternate routes map.

Reduced Speed Ahead

Obey the reduced 55 mph speed limit, in effect 24/7 between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Busch Gardens (exit 243).

View the Project Update Email

Project Update: MAY 2017

Segment I Traffic Shifts Complete

The new 12-foot travel lanes and 12-foot shoulders are now in place, in both directions, on Interstate 64 throughout the Segment I limits, from west of Jefferson Avenue to just east of Yorktown Road.
The traffic shifts to these new lanes are now complete and allow work to continue on the outside existing lanes.
Concrete pavement is being patched and an overlay will be installed.
New pavement will eventually extend across all lanes, creating a smooth surface by the Segment I completion date of December 2017.

Provide Your Input On Segment III

More than 300 citizens attended the design public hearing for Segment III on May 18, 2017, at Bruton High School.
If you missed the hearing, review the meeting materials here. You can submit your comments through mail and email by May 28, 2017, to:

Janet Hedrick, P.E., project manager 
Virginia Department of Transportation
1992 South Military Highway
Chesapeake, Virginia, 23320

Under Construction

Segment I Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Shifted traffic to new median lanes
  • Installed guardrail in median west of Fort Eustis Boulevard and east of Industrial Park Drive
  • Foundations for noise barrier wall west of Denbigh Boulevard
  • Clearing between Fort Eustis Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive for noise barrier wall construction and ramp extensions
  • Paved the bridge approaches at Fort Eustis Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive bridges

Current Status:

  • Sound barrier wall work continues, including construction of footings and the setting of posts west of Denbigh Boulevard
  • Pavement construction continues at bridge approaches
  • Continuing rehabilitation work on the Fort Eustis Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive bridges
  • Demolition underway of bridges over Industrial Park Drive
  • Continuing sight distance clearing at Fort Eustis Boulevard ramps
  • Installing guardrail west of the Lee Hall Reservoir bridge

Upcoming:

  • Continue asphalt paving on existing travel lanes
  • Continue footings, setting posts and sound wall panel for sound barrier wall west of Denbigh Boulevard
  • Continue demolition and pile driving for Industrial Park Drive bridges

Segment II Work Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Bolting down of temporary concrete barrier along west lane of the Yorktown Road and Jefferson Avenue bridges
  • Demolition and driving test piles at pier 1 and 2 of the Yorktown Road bridge
  • Demolition of the parapet walls on the east Jefferson Avenue bridge

Current Status:

  • Continuing clearing and grubbing operations throughout Segment II, including the median
  • Continuing to bolt down temporary concrete barrier at the Yorktown Road bridge
  • Continuing demolition of east Yorktown Road Bridge, as well as the Jefferson Avenue bridges
  • Removing previous guardrail
  • Continued installation of maintenance of traffic items, including temporary barrier and pavement markings at the Yorktown Road, Jefferson Avenue and Penniman Road bridges, as well as on Jefferson Avenue and Penniman Road
  • Continuing to drive test piles at Abutment A of the Yorktown Road bridge

Upcoming:

  • Bridge demolition and widening work
  • Work on existing and new drainage culverts
  • Drive production piles at Yorktown Road bridge

Travel Information

Lane Closures:

Each week's scheduled lane closures can be found on the traffic alerts page. 
There are new traffic patterns, with one lane remaining open in each direction at the overpasses at Jefferson Avenue and Yorktown Road
Weeknight single-lane closures take place on Sundays through Thursdays.
They begin as early as 7 p.m. and end at 5 a.m. the following morning, between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway, exit 242).

One travel lane in each direction will remain open at all times. 

All construction is dependent upon weather conditions.

Alternate Routes:

Find alternate routes by viewing the alternate routes map.

Reduced Speed Ahead

Obey the reduced 55 mph speed limit, which is in effect 24/7 between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Busch Gardens (exit 243).

View the Project Update Email

DESIGN PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD ON PROPOSED PLANS FOR THIRD SEGMENT OF I-64 WIDENING PROJECT

Public invited to learn more about plans to provide congestion relief on I-64 in York County

SUFFOLK — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a design public hearing on Thursday, May 18, to present the proposed plans for the third segment of widening improvements on Interstate 64 in York County.

Design Public Hearing
Thursday, May 18, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. 
Bruton High School
185 E. Rochambeau Drive
Williamsburg, VA  23188

The purpose of the meeting is to give citizens an opportunity to review the project exhibits on display, meet with VDOT representatives and provide input. This will be an open-house format meeting with no formal presentation. Media are invited to attend.

Citizens may provide oral and written comments at the hearing or submit them by May 28, 2017, to Janet Hedrick, P.E., Virginia Department of Transportation, 1992 South Military Highway, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320 or via email to Janet.Hedrick@VDOT.Virginia.gov. Please reference “I-64 Segment III Capacity Improvements Comment” in the subject line.

For more information on this project, please visit: http://www.i64widening.org/learn_more/segment_3.asp

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Project Update: April 2017

Traffic Shifts Throughout Segment I Of The I-64 Widening Project

In the next month, traffic shifts will occur on Segment I.

The shifts will move the two existing concrete travel lanes to the left, onto the new travel lanes in the median.

These shifts are in no particular order.

Traffic shift: Interstate 64 West, from Industrial Park Drive to Fort Eustis Boulevard

Traffic shift: I-64 East, from Industrial Park Drive to Denbigh Boulevard

Traffic Shift: I-64 East, from Fort Eustis Boulevard to Industrial Park Drive

I-64 Widening Segment I Traffic Shifts

Under Construction

Segment I Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Relocation of dynamic message signs to new overhead structures
  • Paved base for eastbound median
  • Completed concrete placements for Industrial Park Bridge deck

Current Status:

  • Sound barrier wall work continues, including construction of foundation and footings and installation of drainage
  • Pavement construction continuesat bridge approaches at Fort Eustis Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive

Upcoming:

  • Continued sight distance clearing at Fort Eustis Boulevard ramps.
  • Relocation of intelligent traffic systems.The systems are the buried electric and communications cables associated with traffic cameras
  • Continue asphalt paving.
  • Traffic shifts left into new median travel lanes

Segment II Work Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Installation of temporary concrete barriers.
  • Installation of contrast pavement markings
  • Survey work for installation of maintenance of traffic items
  • Layout of safety fence
  • Removal of concrete curb island at Yorktown Road underpass

Current Status:

  • Continuing clearing and grubbing operations, including the median in both directions
  • Starting installation of lane shifts and temporary pavement markings at bridge underpasses on Jefferson Avenue, Yorktown and Penniman roads
  • Continuing installation of construction signs at bridge underpasses on Jefferson Avenue, Yorktown and Penniman roads

Upcoming:

  • Installation of maintenance of traffic items, including construction signs and temporary pavement markings, on bridge underpasses on Jefferson Avenue and Yorktown, Penniman, and Burma roads
  • Starting bridge widening work 
  • Starting work on existing and new drainage culverts

Reduced Speed Ahead

Obey the reduced 55 mph speed limit, which is in effect 24/7 between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Busch Gardens (exit 243).

View the Project Update Email

Project Update: March 2017

Under Construction

Segment I Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Paved eastbound shoulder between Fort Eustis Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive
  • Finished clearing for sound barrier wall west of Denbigh Boulevard
  • Placed topsoil in median between Fort Eustis Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive

Current Status:

  • Placing concrete on bridge deck of Industrial Park Drive bridge
  • Continuing grading at the Lee Hall Reservoir and Fort Eustis Boulevard bridge approaches
  • Starting footing for sound barrier wall west of Denbigh Boulevard

Upcoming:

  • Place concrete for approaches to Industrial Park Drive Bridge
  • Continue paving operations.

Segment II Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Bridge repair inspections
  • Speed limit reductions
  • Survey work for the installation of pavement markings, temporary signs and barriers

Current Status:

  • Installing construction signs
  • Eradicating and installing temporary pavement markings
  • Contining clearing and grubbing operations
  • Installing temporary concrete barriers

Upcoming :

  • Clearing and grubbing operations in the median
  • Laying out the safety fence

Reduced Speed Ahead

Obey the reduced 55 mph speed limit in effect 24/7 between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Busch Gardens (exit 243).

ANOTHER SPEED LIMIT REDUCTION POSTED FOR SECOND SEGMENT OF I-64 WIDENING PROJECT

NEWPORT NEWS — Starting the morning of Friday, February 17, 2017, the speed limit on Interstate 64 East from Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway, exit 242) past Lee Hall (exit 247) will be reduced to 55 mph during construction of the I-64 Widening Project.

Motorists are advised to obey the reduced speed limit and drive with caution when traveling in the construction area.

A reduced speed limit is already in effect in the westbound direction of I-64 within the project limits.

In addition to the reduced speed limit, traffic impacts will be as follows:

  • Weeknight single-lane closures, Sunday, February 19, through Friday, February 24, beginning as early as 7 p.m. and ending as late as 6 a.m. the following morning. One travel lane in each direction will remain open at all times. All work is dependent upon weather conditions.

To learn more about the project, visit: www.i64widening.org

Motorists are advised to plan their commute by using VDOT’s free traffic information tools:

Download the 511 smartphone app

• Visit the 511Virginia website or dial 511 for traffic information on your phone

• Listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680AM

• Call the Traffic Line at 757-361-3016

Project Update: February 2017

Under Construction

Segment I Activities

Recently Completed:

  • On the Industrial Park Drive bridges, structural steel is set and concrete was placed for the abutements
  • On the Fort Eustis Boulevard bridges, jacking and bearing replacements are complete, as is concrete placement for the westbound bridge deck
  • On the Lee Hall Reservoir bridges, concrete placement for the westbound bridge deck
  • Pavement markings installed and I-64 West traffic shifted to the left onto the new median pavement east of Industrial Park Drive

Current Status:

  • Continuing to place topsoil and bio-mix soil between median barriers
  • Continuing clearing for sound barrier wall
  • Continuing asphalt base paving
  • Continuing formation of eastbound bridge decks at the Industrial Park Drive bridges
  • Continuing deck concrete placements at Lee Hall Reservoir and Fort Eustis Boulevard

Upcoming:

  • Install planting soils between median barriers west of Fort Eustis Boulevard
  • Complete bridge decks at the Fort Eustis Boulevard and Lee Hall Reservoir bridges
  • Creation of forms for superstructure at the Industrial Park Drive bridges
  • Begin installation of footings and posts for sound barrier walls

Segment II Activities

Completed:

  • Traffic shifted within the work zone.
  • Speed limit reduced to 55 mph.

Current Status:

  • Survey work underway
  • Continued clearing and grubbing
  • Continued installation of temporary pavement markings

Upcoming:

  • Finish installation of construction signs
  • Finish installation of temporary concrete barrier service
  • Conduct bridge repair inspections (Yorktown, Jefferson, Burma, and Penniman)

Traffic Impacts

Find alternate routes by viewing the alternate routes map.

Reduced Speed Ahead

Obey the reduced 55 mph speed limit which is in effect 24/7 between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Lee Hall (exit 247).

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Project Update: December 2016

Coming Soon: New Traffic Pattern And Speed Limit Reduction Westbound on Segment II

A traffic shift and new speed limit on Interstate 64 west between Route 199 (exit 242) and Yorktown Road (exit 247) will start this month in support of construction of the second segment of the I-64 Widening Project.

The traffic shift is expected to take place starting within a week, and 55 mph speed limit enforcement is anticipated to begin mid-January.
  
Motorists are advised to obey the reduced 55 mph speed limit and drive with caution in the construction area.

Traffic will be shifted to the newly reconstructed outside shoulder lanes in preparation for the placement of the temporary concrete barriers along the median of the project in the narrowed left travel lane.

Under Construction

Segment I Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Placing of base asphalt course west of Lee Hall Reservoir and east of Fort Eustis Boulevard
  • Construction of the retaining walls at the Industrial Park Drive bridges
  • Structural lifting operations finished and bearing replacements installed at the Lee Hall Reservoir bridges

Current Status:

  • Continuing base asphalt paving west of the Lee Hall Reservoir bridges
  • Continuing intermediate paving westbound near Denbigh Boulevard
  • Continuing final grading of medians and topsoil placement from Industrial Park Drive to Denbigh Boulevard
  • Continuing structural lifting operations and installation of bearing replacements at the Fort Eustis Boulevard bridges
  • Continuing grading of the stormwater management pond east of Lee Hall Reservoir

Upcoming:

  • Continue placing cement-treated aggregate subbase, cement-stabilized subgrade and asphalt pavement in the median
  • Continue preparations for the deck placements at Lee Hall Reservoir and Fort Eustis Boulevard
  • Set median guardrail installation
  • Set structural steel for Industrial Park Drive bridges

Segment II Work Activities

Completed:

  • Strengthening of the shoulder lanes

Current Status:

  • On-site surveying activities and design development ongoing
  • Installation of temporary construction signs westbound underway
  • Installation of temporary pavement markings westbound underway

Upcoming:

  • Shift westbound traffic to reconstructed outside shoulder lanes
  • Installation of temporary construction signs on I-64 East
  • Continue installation of temporary pavement markings westbound
  • Clearing and grubbing in the median
  • Placement of temporary concrete barriers along the median of the project in the narrowed westbound left travel lane

Traffic Impacts

Lane Closures: 

Weeknight east- and westbound alternating single-lane closures, Sundays through Thursdays, beginning as early as 7 p.m. and ending at  5 a.m. the following morning between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway) (exit 242).

One travel lane in each direction will remain open at all times.

All work is dependent upon weather conditions.

Traveling in the Work Zone:

Truck traffic on I-64 West is now restricted to the right lane between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Yorktown Road (exit 247).

A reduced 55 mph speed limit is also in effect 24/7 in this area in both directions.

Alternate Routes:

Find alternate routes at the alternate routes map.

Reduced Speed Ahead

Obey the reduced 55 mph speed limit, in effect 24/7 between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Lee Hall (exit 247).

View the Project Update Email

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