News & Updates

PROJECT UPDATE: DECEMBER 2015

Recently Completed:

  • Milling and paving of the east- and westbound shoulder lanes.

Current Status:

  • Removal of the existing pavement markings and installation of temporary striping in both directions, to prepare for a slight shift of the travel lanes to the right.
  • Installation of erosion and sediment controls.

Upcoming Work Activities for Early 2016:

  • Installation of temporary concrete barriers along the I-64 east- and westbound median of the project.
  • Private utility and city waterline relocations.
  • Tree trimming and clearing.

Traffic Impacts:

Weeknight east- and westbound single-lane closures, Sunday through Thursday, beginning as early as 8 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. the following morning. One travel lane in each direction will remain open to traffic at all times. All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions.

Work will be suspended and lane closures lifted from noon Thursday, Dec. 24, until noon Monday, Dec. 28, and from noon, Thursday, Dec. 31, until noon, Monday, Jan. 4, 2016.

PROJECT UPDATE: NOVEMBER 2015

Our goal is to deliver a quality roadway improvement project while minimizing traffic impacts to keep you moving. We hope you will find these updates helpful and if you have any suggestions as to how we can improve communications about the project, please let us know.

About the Project:

The I-64 Widening Project is divided into three segments, with plans to eventually widen the interstate on the Peninsula from Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) up to the second Route 199 interchange. One travel lane and one shoulder lane will be added in each direction.

The first segment extends 5.6 miles from Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) to Yorktown Road (exit 247). Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the start of construction of the first segment at a groundbreaking ceremony in Newport News on Tuesday, September 8.

Current Status:

The project got underway on Sunday, September 13. Initial work has been completed, which included milling and paving of the shoulder lanes and rumble strip removal.

Coming Soon:

Crews are in the process of installing construction entrances and a temporary concrete barrier along the I-64 eastbound and westbound median of the project. Once the barrier is completed in early December, the two travel lanes will shift a few feet to the right and will be slightly narrower. Construction activities are scheduled to begin in January with tree trimming/clearing and installation of sediment and erosion controls.

Traffic Impacts:

Weeknight east- and westbound single-lane closures, Sunday through Thursday, beginning as early as 8 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. the following morning. One travel lane in each direction will remain open to traffic at all times. All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions.

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GOV. MCAULIFFE KICKS OFF CONSTRUCTION FOR I-64 WIDENING ON THE HAMPTON ROADS PENINSULA      

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced today construction has started on the first of three segments to widen Interstate 64. 

The first segment is a $122 million project that will add a lane and shoulder in each direction for 5.6 miles between Jefferson Avenue and Yorktown Road. About 100,000 vehicles travel this section every day.

“As we break ground on the first segment of an expanded I-64, we are on our way to reducing congestion and delays, improving traffic safety, and providing better access for emergency evacuation on I-64 in the Hampton Roads region,” said Gov. McAuliffe.

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VDOT TO BREAK GROUND ON FIRST SEGMENT OF I-64 WIDENING PROJECT  

A ceremonial groundbreaking on Interstate 64 near Jefferson Avenue will celebrate the beginning of a Virginia Department of Transportation construction project to bring congestion relief to one of the most heavily traveled areas on the Peninsula.

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PUBLIC COMMENTS SOUGHT ON PROPOSED CAPACITY IMPROVEMENTS TO SECTION OF I-64 IN NEWPORT NEWS

The Virginia Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration are seeking public comments on proposed improvements to increase traffic capacity to a section of Interstate 64 in the city of Newport News. 

The proposal includes the addition of one 12-foot wide travel lane and one 12-foot wide shoulder lane in each direction on I-64 from west of Exit 255 (Jefferson Avenue/Route 143) to just east of Exit 247 (Yorktown Road/Route 238).

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

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing on Thursday, April 30, to present the proposed plans for the second segment of widening improvements on Interstate 64 in Newport News, York and James City counties.

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PUBLIC COMMENTS SOUGHT ON PROPOSED WIDENING TO SECTION OF I-64 IN NEWPORT NEWS, YORK COUNTY AND JAMES CITY COUNTY 

The Virginia Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration are seeking public comments on proposed improvements to increase traffic capacity to a section of Interstate 64 in the city of Newport News, York and James City counties. The proposal includes the addition of one 12-foot wide travel lane and one 12-foot wide shoulder lane in each direction of I-64 from approximately Exit 242 to Exit 247.) 

 

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COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD AWARDS CONTRACT FOR I-64 CAPACITY IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT IN NEWPORT NEWS 

The Commonwealth Transportation Board has awarded a contract for approximately $84.8 million dollars to Shirley Contracting Co. LLC of Lorton to widen a section of Interstate 64 in the Newport News area.    

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DESIGN PUBLIC HEARING TO BE HELD TOMORROW FOR I-64 CAPACITY IMPROVEMENTS     

The Virginia Department of Transportation will hold a design public hearing on Wednesday, April 30, to present the proposed plans for the first segment of capacity improvements on Interstate 64 in Newport News.

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PUBLIC COMMENTS SOUGHT ON PROPOSED CAPACITY IMPROVEMENTS TO SECTION OF I-64 IN NEWPORT NEWS

The Virginia Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration are seeking public comments on proposed improvements to increase traffic capacity to a section of  Interstate 64 in Newport News.  

The proposal includes one additional lane in each direction of I-64 from approximately Exit 247 to Exit 255.   

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