News & Updates

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 I-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 to allow work to continue on the outside existing lanes as concrete pavement is being patched and an overlay will be placed. New pavement will eventually extend across all lanes in each direction creating a smooth driving surface across the roadway 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, at Bruton High School. If you missed the hearing, residents can review the meeting materials here and are welcome to submit their comments through mail and email by May 28, 2017, to the following contact:

Janet Hedrick, P.E., Project Manager 
Virginia Department of Transportation
1992 South Military Highway
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Under Construction

Segment I Work Activities

Recently Completed

  • Shifted traffic to new median lanes throughout the project limits
  • Installed guardrail in median west of Fort Eustis Boulevard and east of Industrial Park Drive.
  • Continued foundations for noise barrier wall west of Denbigh Boulevard.
  • Started 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 including construction of footings and setting posts west of Denbigh Boulevard.
  • Pavement construction at bridge approaches and rehabilitation work on the Fort Eustis Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive Bridges.
  • Demolition of I-64 bridges over Industrial Park Drive.
  • Continue clearing between Fort Eustis Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive for noise barrier wall and ramp extensions.
  • Continued sight distance clearing at Fort Eustis Boulevard ramps.
  • Installing guardrail west of the Lee Hall Reservoir Bridge.

Upcoming Work Activities:

  • 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

  • Completed bolting down temporary concrete barrier along westbound lane of the Yorktown Road and Jefferson Avenue Bridges.
  • Started demolition and driving test piles at pier 1 and 2 of the Yorktown Road Bridge.
  • Started demolition of the parapet walls on the eastbound Jefferson Avenue Bridge.

Current Status:

  • Continue clearing and grubbing operations throughout Segment II including the median in both east and west directions.
  • Continue bolting down temporary concrete barrier eastbound at Yorktown Road Bridge.
  • Continue demolition of eastbound Yorktown Road Bridge, as well as east- and westbound Jefferson Avenue Bridges.
  • Removing previous guardrail both eastbound and westbound.
  • Continue installation of MOT (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.
  • Driving test piles at Abutment A of the Yorktown Road Bridge.

Upcoming Work Activities:

  • 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 project website on the Traffic Alerts page. 
There are new traffic patterns with one lane of traffic 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, 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 interstate travel lane in each direction will remain open to traffic at all times. 
All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions.

Alternate Routes:

Avoid the backups and find alternate routes around the work zone by viewing the Alternate Routes Map now available on the I-64 Widening web site.

REDUCED SPEED AHEAD

Please obey the reduced 55mph speed limit which is in effect 24/7 in both the east- and westbound work zones of the project 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 patravel lanes to the left onto the new travel lanes in the median. These shifts are in no particular order.

Traffic Shift: I-64 WB from Industrial Park Drive to Fort Eustis Boulevard.

Traffic Shift: I-64 EB from Industrial Park Drive to Denbigh Boulevard.

Traffic Shift: I-64 EB from Fort Eustis Boulevard to Industrial Park Drive.

I-64 Widening Segment I Traffic Shifts

Under Construction

Segment I Work Activities

Recently Completed

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

Current Status:

  • Sound Barrier Wall work including construction of foundation and footings, installing drainage.
  • Pavement construction at bridge approaches (Fort Eustis Blvd. and Industrial Park Drive).

Upcoming Work Activities:

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

Segment II Work Activities

Recently Completed

  • Completed installation of temporary concrete barriers.
  • Completed installation of Contrast Pavement Markings.
  • Completed survey work for installation of MOT (Maintenance of Traffic) items.
  • Layout of safety fence
  • Removal of concrete curb island at Yorktown Road underpass.

Current Status:

  • Continued clearing and grubbing operations throughout Segment II including the median in both east and west directions. 
  • Start installation of lane shifts and temporary pavement markings at bridge underpass locations on Jefferson Avenue, Yorktown Road, and Penniman Road.
  • Continued installation of construction signs at bridge underpass locations on Jefferson Avenue, Yorktown Road, and Penniman Road.

Upcoming Work Activities:

  • Continuing installation of MOT including construction signs and temporary pavement markings on bridge under-pass locations on Jefferson Avenue, Yorktown Road, Penniman Road, and Burma Road.
  • Start bridge widening work 
  • Start work on existing and new drainage culverts
  • Continuing installation of MOT including construction signs and temporary pavement markings on bridge underpass locations on Jefferson Avenue, Yorktown Road, Penniman Road, and Burma Road.

REDUCED SPEED AHEAD

Please obey the reduced 55mph speed limit which is in effect 24/7 in both the east- and westbound work zones of the project between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Busch Gardens (exit 243).

View the Project Update Email

PROJECT UPDATE: MARCH 2017

Under Construction

Segment I Work Activities

Recently Completed

  • Paved eastbound shoulder between Fort Eustis Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive.
  • Continued 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 Work Activities:

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

Segment II Work Activities

Recently Completed

  • Bridge repair inspections.
  • Implemented all 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.
  • Continue clearing and grubbing operations.
  • Installing temporary concrete barriers.

Upcoming Work Activities:

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

REDUCED SPEED AHEAD

Please obey the reduced 55mph speed limit which is in effect 24/7 in both the east- and westbound work zones of the project 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, the speed limit on Interstate 64 East from Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway, exit 242) past Lee Hall (exit 247) will be reduced to 55 miles per hour 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 east- and westbound 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 to traffic at all times. All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions.

To learn more about the project, please 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 Work 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, bridge jacking and bearing replacements have been completed. Concrete placement for the westbound bridge deck.
  • On the Lee Hall Reservoir Bridges, concrete placement for the westbound bridge deck.
  • Pavement markings installed and westbound I-64 traffic shifted to the left onto the new median pavement east of Industrial Park Drive.

Current Status:

  • Continue placing topsoil and bio-mix soil between median barriers
  • Continue clearing for sound barrier wall.
  • Continue asphalt base paving as weather permits.
  • Continue forming eastbound bridge decks at the Industrial Park Drive Bridges.
  • Continue deck concrete placements at Lee Hall Reservoir and Fort Eustis Boulevard.

Upcoming Work Activities:

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

Segment II Work Activities

Completed:

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

Current Status:

  • Survey work
  • Continue clearing and grubbing
  • Continue installation of temporary pavement markings

Upcoming Work Activities:

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

Traffic Impacts

Alternate Routes:

Avoid the backups and find alternate routes around the work zone by viewing the Alternate Routes Map now available on the I-64 Widening web site.

REDUCED SPEED AHEAD

Please obey the reduced 55mph speed limit which is in effect 24/7 in the westbound work zones of the project between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Lee Hall (exit 247).

View the Project Update Email

PROJECT UPDATE: DECEMBER 2016

Coming Soon: New Traffic Pattern & 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 supporting construction of the second segment of the I-64 Widening Project. The traffic shift is expected to take place starting within a week, and the 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 when traveling in the construction area. The traffic will be shifted to the newly reconstructed outside shoulder lanes in preparation for the placement of the temporary concrete barrier along the median of the project in the narrowed left travel lane..

Under Construction

Segment I Work Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Started placing base asphalt course west of Lee Hall Reservoir and east of Fort Eustis Boulevard
  • Completed construction of the retaining walls at the Industrial Park Drive Bridges
  • Completed bridge jacking (structural lifting operations) and bearing replacements at the Lee Hall Reservoir Bridges

Current Status:

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

Upcoming Work:

  • 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:

  • Shoulder strengthening of the eastbound and westbound shoulder lanes

Current Status:

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

Upcoming Work Activities:

  • 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 the temporary concrete barrier 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 to traffic at all times. All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions.

Traveling in the Work Zone:

Westbound truck traffic on Interstate 64 is now restricted to the right lane between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Yorktown Road (exit 247). A reduced 55mph speed limit is also in effect 24/7 in this area in both the east- and westbound directions.

Alternate Routes:

Beat the backups and find alternate routes around the work zone by viewing the Alternate
Routes Map
now available on the I-64 Widening web site.

REDUCED SPEED AHEAD

Please obey the reduced 55mph speed limit which is in effect 24/7 in both the east- and westbound work zones of the project between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Lee Hall (exit 247).

View the Project Update Email

PROJECT UPDATE: NOVEMBER 2016

Under Construction

Segment I Work Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Completed production piles and partial demolition of the existing east- and westbound bridge decks, as well as placed concrete for Abutment B footings on the Fort Eustis Boulevard Bridge
  • Installed concrete beams on Span A of the Lee Hall Reservoir Bridges
  • Installed steel girders on Span A of the westbound Fort Eustis Boulevard Bridge
  • Placed concrete for pier caps for the east- and westbound Industrial Park Drive Bridges
  • Placed concrete for Abutment B footings of the Lee Hall Reservoir Bridges

Current Status:

  • Continue construction of the retaining walls at the Industrial Park Drive Bridges
  • Continue base asphalt paving east of Industrial Park Drive
  • Placing cement-stabilized subgrade west of Lee Hall Reservoir
  • Forming diaphragms (bridge deck support) at the Lee Hall Reservoir Bridges
  • Grading to subgrade west of Lee Hall Reservoir
  • Continue bridge jacking (structural lifting operations) and bearing replacements at the Lee Hall Reservoir Bridges

Upcoming Work:

  • Continue placing cement-treated aggregate subbase, cement-stabilized subgrade and asphalt pavement in the median
  • Continue installation of median barrier
  • Continue substructure construction at Abutment B of the Fort Eustis Boulevard Bridges
  • Continue construction of the retaining wall at Abutment A of the Industrial Park Drive Bridges
  • Continue bridge jacking and bearing repair at the existing Lee Hall Reservoir Bridges

Segment II Work Activities

Recently Completed: 

  • Shoulder strengthening of the eastbound shoulder lanes

Current Status:

  • Preliminary work includes on site surveying activities and design development.
  • Paving and milling of the westbound shoulder lanes  

Upcoming Work Activities:

  • Construction barriers and median work to begin by the end of 2016

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 to traffic at all times. All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions.

Traveling in the Work Zone:

Westbound truck traffic on Interstate 64 is now restricted to the right lane between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Yorktown Road (exit 247). A reduced 55mph speed limit is also in effect 24/7 in this area in both the east- and westbound directions.

Alternate Routes:

Beat the backups and find alternate routes around the work zone by viewing the Alternate
Routes Map
now available on the I-64 Widening web site.

REDUCED SPEED AHEAD

Please obey the reduced 55mph speed limit which is in effect 24/7 in both the east- and westbound work zones of the project between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Lee Hall (exit 247).

View the Prioject Update Email

PROJECT UPDATE: OCTOBER 2016

Construction Begins on Segment II

Shoulder Strengthening Underway

Construction began Wednesday, October 26, on the second of three segments to widen Interstate 64 between 1 mile west of Route 199 Humelsine Parkway (exit 242) and where the Segment I project ends at 0.54 miles east of Route 238 Yorktown Road (exit 247).

Initial work will include shoulder strengthening beginning in the eastbound direction for approximately two weeks, followed by similar work in the westbound direction.

View the Latest Project Photos Here

Under Construction

Segment I Work Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Completed piles at Abutment B of the westbound Industrial Park Drive Bridges
  • Started forming pier caps for the eastbound and westbound Industrial Park Drive Bridges
  • Completed piles at Abutment B and placed concrete for Abutment A footing of the Fort Eustis Boulevard Bridges
  • Placed concrete for Abutment A footings of the westbound Lee Hall Reservoir Bridge
  • Started base asphalt paving between Denbigh Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive
  • Completed placing cement treated aggregate subbase west of Denbigh Boulevard

Current Status:

  • Driving piles at Abutment A for the eastbound Industrial Park Drive Bridge
  • Continue forming pier caps at the east- and westbound Industrial Park Drive Bridges
  • Start forming Abutment B footings of Fort Eustis Boulevard Bridges
  • Continue paving activities on the eastbound median widening west of Denbigh Boulevard
  • Continue placing drainage layer and base asphalt paving on the eastbound median widening between Denbigh Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive
  • Continue grading along the eastbound median widening east of Lee Hall Reservoir
  • Continue median barrier installation between Denbigh Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive

Upcoming Work:

  • Continue placing cement-treated aggregate subbase, cement-stabilized subgrade and asphalt pavement in the median
  • Continue substructure construction at the abutments of the Fort Eustis Boulevard Bridges and Lee Hall Reservoir Bridges
  • Continue installation of median barrier footings
  • Start construction of the retaining wall at Abutment B of the Industrial Park Drive Bridges
  • Start rehabilitation work at existing Lee Hall Reservoir Bridges and Fort Eustis Boulevard Bridges

Segment II Work Activities

Current Status:

  • Preliminary work includes on site surveying activities and design development
  • Paving and milling of the shoulder lanes are scheduled to take place through November

Upcoming Work Activities:

  • Construction barriers and median work to begin by the end of 2016

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 to traffic at all times. All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions.

Traveling in the Work Zone:

Westbound truck traffic on Interstate 64 is now restricted to the right lane between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Yorktown Road (exit 247). A reduced 55mph speed limit is also in effect 24/7 in this area in both the east- and westbound directions.

Alternate Routes:

Beat the backups and find alternate routes around the work zone by viewing the Alternate
Routes Map
now available on the I-64 Widening web site.

REDUCED SPEED AHEAD

Please obey the reduced 55mph speed limit which is in effect 24/7 in both the east- and westbound work zones of the project between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Lee Hall (exit 247).

View the Project Update Email

CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON SECOND SEGMENT OF I-64 WIDENING PROJECT

Shoulder strengthening work to begin Wednesday, October 26

NEWPORT NEWS —Construction will begin Wednesday, October 26, on the second of three segments to widen Interstate 64 in Newport News, James City County and York County.

The second operationally-independent segment is a $138.8 million project awarded to Allan Myers, VA Inc., that will add a lane and shoulder in each direction for more than 7 miles between 1 mile west of Route 199 Humelsine Parkway (exit 242) and where the Segment I project ends at 0.54 miles east of Route 238 Yorktown Road (exit 247). Initial work will include shoulder strengthening work beginning in the eastbound direction for approximately two weeks, followed by similar work in the westbound direction.

Starting Wednesday, October 26, through Thursday, October 27, eastbound single-lane closures are scheduled on I-64 between Camp Peary (exit 238) and Yorktown Road (exit 247), starting as early as 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning. One travel lane in each direction will remain open to traffic at all times.

On Thursday, October 27, the I-64 eastbound on- and off-ramps to Route 199 (exit 242A) will be closed from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning. Ramp traffic will be detoured around the closures using the interchange loop ramps.

All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions.

To minimize inconvenience to motorists, no daytime lane closures are planned at this time. Lane closures and construction information will be announced weekly. Project information and construction updates will also be available on the VDOT website at http://i64widening.org/ and on Twitter and Facebook.

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PROJECT UPDATE: SEPTEMBER 2016

Segment I Milestone!

One Year Construction Anniversary: 
September 8 marked the one year anniversary of the Segment I groundbreaking ceremony held in Newport News. 

View Photos of the Progress Made in the 1st Year

Fort Eustis Boulevard Bridge Construction

Steel Girders Now in Place: 
On Thursday, September 22, lane and ramp closures took place overnight on Fort Eustis Boulevard and I-64 to allow for construction work on the westbound bridge.

Crews worked through the night to erect the structural steel girders on the westbound span of the bridge. The girders for the eastbound span were set last month on August 17.

FAQ: What Are Those Clearings For?

Stormwater Management Basins: 
Many have inquired about the three cleared areas of land traveling eastbound along the I-64 Widening Segment I corridor near the Fort Eustis exits.

All three areas have been cleared for complex wet and dry stormwater management ponds that are used to manage and filter stormwater runoff.

Stormwater facilities are used to provide flood control, protect from erosion, and provide a measure of water quality treatment.

Segment I Work Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Set steel girders for Span B and finished driving temporary shoring support at Abutment A of the westbound Fort Eustis Boulevard Bridge
  • Placed concrete for cap and columns at Pier 2 of the westbound Fort Eustis Boulevard Bridge
  • Finished driving production piles for the piers at the eastbound and westbound Industrial Park Drive Bridges
  • Set concrete beams for Span B of the Lee Hall Reservoir Bridges
  • Completed placement of drainage layer and paving asphalt base westbound between Fort Eustis Boulevard and the Lee Hall Reservoir
  • Demolition of bridge parapet at the westbound Lee Hall Reservoir Bridge

Current Status:

  • Continue demolition at the eastbound Lee Hall Reservoir Bridge
  • Driving piles at the abutments of the Fort Eustis Boulevard Bridges
  • Median drainage west of Lee Hall Reservoir
  • Resume cement-treated aggregate subbase east of Industrial Park Drive and cement-stabilized subgrade west of Denbigh Boulevard
  • Placing asphalt open-graded and base courses east of Fort Eustis Boulevard
  • Driving piles at Abutment A of the eastbound Industrial Park Drive Bridge
  • Installation of median barrier footings between Industrial Park Drive and Denbigh Boulevard

Upcoming Work:

  • Placement of asphalt pavement and other paving activities in the median
  • Continue substructure construction at the abutments of the Fort Eustis Boulevard Bridges and Lee Hall Reservoir Bridges
  • Continue installation of median barrier footings
    Continue median drainage west of Lee Hall Reservoir
  • Start substructure at Industrial Park Drive Bridges

Segment II Work Activities

  • Preliminary work includes on site surveying activities and design development
  • On-site construction activities to commence this fall

Traffic Impacts

Lane Closures: 

Weeknight east- and westbound alternating single-lane closures, Sundays through Thursdays, beginning as early as 9 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. the following morning between Lee Hall (exit 247) and Jefferson Avenue (exit 255). One travel lane in each direction will remain open to traffic at all times. All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions.

Traveling in the Work Zone:

Westbound truck traffic on Interstate 64 is now restricted to the right lane between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Yorktown Road (exit 247). A reduced 55mph speed limit is also in effect 24/7 in this area in both the east- and westbound directions. Once construction activity begins in Segment II, the reduced 55mph speed limit will be extended to Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway).

Alternate Routes:

Beat the backups and find alternate routes around the work zone by viewing the Alternate
Routes Map
now available on the I-64 Widening web site.

REDUCED SPEED AHEAD

Please obey the reduced 55mph speed limit which is in effect 24/7 in both the east- and westbound work zones of the project between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Lee Hall (exit 247). Once construction activity begins in Segment II the reduced 55 mph speed limit will be extended to Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway/Marquis Center Parkway) near exit 242.

View the Project Update Email

PROJECT UPDATE: AUGUST 2016

Under Construction

First Base Pavement Going Down Along I-64 Segment I Corridor

Paving Activities Now Underway: 
Notice anything new along the Peninsula
I-64 Widening corridor? Paving activities for a new travel lane and shoulder lane in the median began last week! Check out this shot taken on August 26 of the new base mix asphalt that’s been placed so far between Jefferson Avenue and Denbigh Boulevard.

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Segment I Work Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Set structural steel girders for Span B of the eastbound Fort Eustis Boulevard Bridge
  • Placed concrete for cap, columns and footing at Pier 1 of the east-and westbound Fort Eustis Boulevard Bridge
  • Installed footings for median barrier between Fort Eustis Boulevard and Lee Hall Reservoir
  • Completed driving production piles at Abutment B of the Lee Hall Reservoir Bridges
  • Installed asphalt base course east of Denbigh Boulevard
  • Began demolition of the westbound lane bridge deck at the Lee Hall Reservoir Bridge
  • Placed concrete at the east- and westbound lanes bent cap at the Lee Hall Reservoir Bridge

Current Status:

  • Continue paving activities in the median
  • Continue building Abutment B footings at the Lee Hall Reservoir Bridges
  • Drainage installation continues in median west of Lee Hall Reservoir 
  • Continue pile driving at Pier 2 of the westbound Fort Eustis Boulevard Bridge
  • Continue cement stabilization of subgrade east of Industrial Park Drive 
  • Starting installation of median barrier footings west of Denbigh Boulevard

Upcoming Work:

  • Continue cement-treated aggregate subbase, cement stabilized subgrade and asphalt pavement in the median
  • Continue substructure construction at Fort Eustis Boulevard Bridges and Lee Hall Reservoir Bridges
  • Continue installation of median barrier footings
  • Start foundations for the Industrial Park Drive Bridges

Segment II Work Activities

  • Preliminary work includes on site surveying activities and design development
  • On-site construction activities to commence in the fall

Traffic Impacts

Lane Closures: 

Weeknight east- and westbound alternating single-lane closures, Sunday through Thursday, beginning as early as 9 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. the following morning between Lee Hall (exit 247) and Jefferson Avenue (exit 255). One travel lane in each direction will remain open to traffic at all times. All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions.

Traveling in the Work Zone:

Westbound truck traffic on Interstate 64 is now restricted to the right lane between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Yorktown Road (exit 247). A reduced 55mph speed limit is also in effect 24/7 in this area in both the east- and westbound directions. Once construction activity begins in Segment II, the reduced 55mph speed limit will be extended to Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway).

Alternate Routes:

Beat the backups and find alternate routes around the work zone by viewing the Alternate
Routes Map
now available on the I-64 Widening web site.

REDUCED SPEED AHEAD

Please obey the reduced 55mph speed limit which is in effect 24/7 in both the east- and westbound work zones of the project between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Lee Hall (exit 247). Once construction activity begins in Segment II the reduced 55 mph speed limit will be extended to Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway/Marquis Center Parkway) near exit 242.

View the Project Update Email

PROJECT UPDATE: JULY 2016

Under Construction

Segment I Work Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Placed concrete for columns and cap at Pier 2 of the eastbound Fort Eustis Boulevard bridge
  • Drove production piles at Pier 1 and Pier 2 of the eastbound Fort Eustis Boulevard bridge, as well as at the bents (support frame) of the Lee Hall Reservoir bridges 
  • Formed and installed reinforcing steel for footing at Pier 1 of the eastbound Fort Eustis Boulevard bridge 
  • Placed concrete for walls and top slab of box culvert extension 
  • Completed Stage 1 demolition of the bridges over Industrial Park Drive

Current Status:

  • Continuing demolition of bridges over Lee Hall Reservoir 
  • Drainage installation continues in median east of Industrial Park drive and west of Lee Hall Reservoir 
  • Continue driving production piles at Lee Hall Reservoir Bridges and Fort Eustis Boulevard Bridges 
  • Continue excavating to subgrade east of Industrial Park Drive 
  • Topsoil removal continues west of Lee Hall Reservoir
  • Continuing median embankment placement and grading to subgrade in locations between Lee Hall Reservoir and the eastern project limit

Upcoming Work:

  • Continue median drainage west of Lee Hall Reservoir Bridges 
  • Grading to subgrade in locations from Lee Hall Reservoir to the eastern project limit 
  • Starting cement stabilization of subgrade at eastern project limit 
  • Continue substructure construction at Fort Eustis Boulevard bridges and Lee Hall Reservoir Bridges

Segment II Work Activities

  • Preliminary work includes on site surveying activities and design development
  • On-site construction activities to commence in the fall

Traffic Impacts

Lane Closures: 

Weeknight east- and westbound alternating single-lane closures, Sunday through Thursday, beginning as early as 9 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. the following morning between Lee Hall (exit 247) and Jefferson Avenue (exit 255). One travel lane in each direction will remain open to traffic at all times. All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions.

Traveling in the Work Zone:

Westbound truck traffic on Interstate 64 is now restricted to the right lane between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Yorktown Road (exit 247). A reduced 55mph speed limit is also in effect 24/7 in this area in both the east- and westbound directions. Once construction activity begins in Segment II, the reduced 55mph speed limit will be extended to Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway).

Alternate Routes:

Beat the backups and find alternate routes around the work zone by viewing the Alternate
Routes Map
now available on the I-64 Widening web site.

REDUCED SPEED AHEAD

Please obey the reduced 55mph speed limit which is in effect 24/7 in both the east- and westbound work zones of the project between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Lee Hall (exit 247). Once construction activity begins in Segment II the reduced 55 mph speed limit will be extended to Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway/Marquis Center Parkway) near exit 242.

PROJECT UPDATE: JUNE 2016

Input Needed on Segment III

VDOT and FHWA are soliciting comments on VDOT's draft request for Record of Decision (ROD) on Segment III of the I-64 Widening Project. The proposal includes pavement reconstructionof existing lanes, as well as the addition of one 12-foot wide travel lane andone
12-foot wide shoulder in each direction of I-64 from approximately Exit 242to Exit 234 in York County. The public is invited to review and submit comments by Friday, July 1, 2016. 

Review ROD Request Here

Under Construction

Segment I Work Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Bridge demolition complete for portion of bridge over Industrial Park Drive.
  • Clearing completed along Industrial Park Drive and CSX railroad tracks.
  • Drove test piles at the Lee Hall Reservoir bridges and Fort Eustis Boulevard bridge.

Current Status:

  • Drainage installation continues in the median between Industrial Park Drive and Denbigh Boulevard.
  • Median embankment placement resumed east and west of Industrial Park Drive.
  • Topsoil removal started west of Lee Hall Reservoir.
  • Topsoil removal continues between Industrial Park Drive and Denbigh Boulevard.
  • Forming wall and top slab of triple box culvert extension.
  • Excavating for Pier 2 of westbound and eastbound Fort Eustis Boulevard bridges.

Upcoming Work:

  • Continue topsoilremoval west of Lee Hall Reservoir.
  • Continue demolition of Industrial Park Drive bridges.
  • Continue median drainage between Industrial Park Drive and Denbigh Boulevard.
  • Continue test piles at Lee Hall Reservoir and Fort Eustis Boulevard bridges.
  • Continue box culvert extension.

Segment II Work Activities

  • Preliminary work includes on site surveying activities and design development.

Traffic Impacts

Lane Closures: 

Weeknight east- and westbound alternating single-lane closures, Sunday through Thursday, beginning as early as 9 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. the following morning between Lee Hall (exit 247) and Jefferson Avenue (exit 255). One travel lane in each direction will remain open to traffic at all times. All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions.

Traveling in the Work Zone:

Westbound truck traffic on Interstate 64 is now restricted to the right lane between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Yorktown Road (exit 247). A reduced 55mph speed limit is also in effect 24/7 in this area in both the east- and westbound directions. Once construction activity begins in Segment II, the reduced 55mph speed limit will be extended to Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway).

Alternate Routes:

Beat the backups and find alternate routes around the work zone by viewing the Alternate
Routes Map
now available on the I-64 Widening web site.

REDUCED SPEED AHEAD

Please obey the reduced 55mph speed limit which is in effect 24/7 in both the east- and westbound work zones of the project between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Lee Hall (exit 247). Once construction activity begins in Segment II the reduced 55 mph speed limit will be extended to Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway/Marquis Center Parkway) near exit 242.

PUBLIC COMMENTS SOUGHT ON PROPOSED WIDENING TO SECTION OF I-64 IN YORK COUNTY

Public is invited to review and submit comments by Friday, July 1

HAMPTON ROADS — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are seeking public comments on proposed improvements to increase traffic capacity to a section of Interstate 64 in York County. The proposal includes pavement reconstruction of existing lanes, as well as the addition of one 12-foot wide travel lane and one 12-foot wide shoulder in each direction of I-64 from approximately Exit 242 to Exit 234.

If approved, this will be the third operationally-independent section to be implemented from the I-64 Peninsula Study Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). VDOT and FHWA are specifically soliciting comments on VDOT’s draft request for Record of Decision (ROD) on this section. Comments should be submitted by July 1, 2016 to the VDOT Hampton Roads Office of Communications, 1700 N. Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23434, via email to hamptonroadspublicinfo@vdot.virginia.gov or by telephone at 757-925-1515.

Information about the proposed capacity improvements for this section is available at: http://www.i64widening.org/learn_more/segment_3.asp

For information about the I-64 Peninsula Study Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), including a copy of the draft ROD request, please visit: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/i-64_peninsula_study.asp

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PROJECT UPDATE: MAY 2016

Outside the Zone

Driving by the work zone, it's hard not to miss the crews and the backhoes, loaders, bulldozers, graders and other equipment in the median. But behind the scenes, there's a team at work on the project doing everything from planning and design to management and communications outreach. On Tuesday, May 10, VDOT presented information about the project to the Williamsburg Economic Development Authority's Business Roundtable meeting. And on Wednesday, May 11, officials from VDOT and Busch Gardens met to discuss communications coordination and traffic management plans.

Schedule a presentation or meeting for your group, agency or association by e-mailing HamptonRoadsPublicInfo@VDOT.Virginia.gov and requesting an I-64 Widening presentation.

Under Construction

Segment I Work Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Topsoil and debris removal.
  • Installation of erosion and sediment controls.
  • Began installation of drainage pipe near Lee Hall Reservoir and Denbigh Boulevard.
  • Placed embankment in the median east and west of Industrial Park Drive.

Current Status:

  • Ongoing installation of drainage systems.
  • Continuing topsoil and debris removal.
  • Grading for median construction.
  • Demolition and forming of bottom slabs for box culvert extensions.

Upcoming Work:

  • Continue grading and embankments in median.
  • Continue drainage installation.
  • Begin excavation of box culvert and crane pads at Industrial Park Drive and Fort Eustis Boulevard.
  • Start demolition at Industrial Park Drive bridges.
  • Mobilization for Fort Eustis Boulevard bridges.

Segment II Work Activities

  • Preliminary work includes on site surveying activities and design development.

Traffic Impacts

Lane Closures: 

Weeknight east- and westbound alternating single-lane closures, Sunday through Thursday, beginning as early as 8 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. the following morning between Camp Peary/Colonial Williamsburg (exit 238) and Jefferson Avenue (exit 255). One travel lane in each direction will remain open to traffic at all times. All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions.

 

Traveling in the Work Zone:

Westbound truck traffic on Interstate 64 is now restricted to the right lane between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Yorktown Road (exit 247). A reduced 55mph speed limit is also in effect 24/7 in this area in both the east- and westbound directions. Once construction activity begins in Segment II, the reduced 55mph speed limit will be extended to Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway).

 

REDUCED SPEED AHEAD

Please obey the reduced 55mph speed limit which is in effect 24/7 in both the east- and westbound work zones of the project between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Lee Hall (exit 247). Once construction activity begins in Segment II the reduced 55 mph speed limit will be extended to Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway/Marquis Center Parkway) near exit 242.

TRUCK TRAFFIC RESTRICTED TO RIGHT LANE IN I-64 WIDENING WORK ZONE

NEWPORT NEWS—To further increase safety in the I-64 Widening Project work zone, trucks traveling westbound on Interstate 64 are now restricted to the right lane between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Yorktown Road (exit 247). Signs are posted along the shoulders in the work zone to alert motorists to the new restrictions.

The new restriction is in addition to other I-64 Widening Project work zone traffic safety measures. In January 2016, the speed limit was reduced to 55 miles per hour throughout the work zone. 

All motorists are advised to obey the reduced speed limit, allow a safe following distance between vehicles, and drive with caution when traveling through the work zone.

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PROJECT UPDATE: APRIL 2016

Segment I

Recent Activity:

  • Tree trimming, clearing and debris removal.
  • Installation of erosion and sediment controls.
  • Installation of pavement markings and temporary concrete barrier on Fort Eustis Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive.

 Current Status:

  • Starting installation of drainage systems.
  • Continuing tree trimming, clearing and debris removal.
  • Grading for median construction.

 Upcoming Work Activities:

  • Continue grading and embankments in median.
  • Continue drainage installation.

 Segment II

  • Preliminary work includes surveying activities.

Traffic Impacts:

Weeknight east- and westbound alternating single-lane closures, Sunday through Thursday, beginning as early as 7 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. the following morning between Camp Peary/Colonial Williamsburg (exit 238) and Jefferson Avenue (exit 255). One travel lane in each direction will remain open to traffic at all times. All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions.

 April 11-15 is Work Zone Awareness Week. The theme for 2016 is “Don’t Be That Driver.” Work on safety. Get home safely. Every day.” Please stay alert, avoid distractions and pay attention to road signs and highway flaggers when traveling through this and other work zones throughout Hampton Roads.

Reminder:

The reduced 55mph speed limit is in effect 24/7 in both the east- and westbound work zones of the project between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Lee Hall (exit 247). Once construction activity begins in Segment II the reduced 55mph speed limit will be extended to Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway/Marquis Center Parkway) near exit 242.

Thank you for subscribing to monthly updates on the progress of the I-64 Widening Project.

For more information about the project, please visit our website at http://i64widening.org/.To get real-time traffic information, visit www.511virginia.org, call 511, download Virginia’s free 511 mobile app, listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680 AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016.

PROJECT UPDATE: MARCH 2016

Segment I

Recent Activity:

  • Pothole repairs and milling and paving of shoulder lanes.
  • Tree trimming and clearing.
  • Installation of erosion and sediment controls.

Current Status:

  • Continued installation of erosion and sediment controls.
  • Ongoing tree trimming and clearing.
  • Repainting lines and replacing pavement markers that were eradicated as a result of the recent snowstorm.
  • Pavement maintenance and ongoing milling and paving of shoulder lanes.

Upcoming Work Activities:

  • Grading for median construction.
  • Work zone traffic control installation on Fort Eustis Boulevard and Industrial Park Drive for bridge construction.
  • Private utility and city waterline relocations.

Segment II

  • Preliminary work includes surveying activities.

Traffic Impacts:

Weeknight east- and westbound alternating single-lane closures, Sunday through Thursday, beginning as early as 8 p.m. and ending at 5 a.m. the following morning between Camp Peary/Colonial Williamsburg (exit 238) and Jefferson Avenue (exit 255). One travel lane in each direction will remain open to traffic at all times. All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions.

Reminder:

The reduced 55mph speed limit is in effect 24/7 in both the east- and westbound work zones of the project between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Lee Hall (exit 247). Once construction activity begins in Segment II the reduced 55mph speed limit will be extended to Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway/Marquis Center Parkway) near exit 242.

PROJECT UPDATE: FEBRUARY 2016

Recently Completed:

  • 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 temporary construction barrier along the eastbound median of the project.
  • New 55mph speed limit signs unveiled on Wednesday, February 3. The reduced speed limit is in effect 24/7 in both the east- and westbound work zones of the project.

Current Status:

  • Installation of temporary concrete barrier along the westbound median of the project.
  • Repainting lines and replacing pavement markers that were eradicated as a result of the recent snowstorm.
  • Installation of erosion and sediment controls.

Upcoming Work Activities for Early 2016:

  • Private utility and city waterline relocations.
  • Tree trimming and clearing.
  • This work will begin in the median west of Fort Eustis Boulevard (exit 250).

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.

CTB AWARDS CONTRACT FOR I-64 WIDENING SEGMENT II

The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) today awarded a contract worth approximately $138.8 million to Allan Myers, VA Inc. of Glen Allen, Va., to widen and reconstruct more than seven miles of Interstate 64 on the Peninsula. 

The I-64 Capacity Improvements Segment II project will improve mobility, enhance safety, provide more lanes for evacuation, reduce congestion and extend the life of the state’s transportation network.

The design-build project is located in the City of Newport News, James City County and York County and will widen the I-64 corridor from 1.05 miles west of Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway/Marquis Center Parkway, Exit 242) to where the Segment I project ends, about 0.54 miles east of Route 238 (Yorktown Road, Exit 247). One travel lane and one shoulder lane will be added in each direction, within the existing median. The existing travel lanes will be rehabilitated. Nine existing bridges and six major box culverts within the project limits will also be rehabilitated and widened. 

The project completion date is summer 2019.

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SPEED LIMIT REDUCED TO 55 MPH IN WORK ZONE FOR I-64 WIDENING PROJECT

Motorists advised to drive with caution

NEWPORT NEWS—The speed limit on Interstate 64 between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Yorktown Road (exit 247) will be reduced to 55 miles per hour 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. The left travel lane in each direction has been slightly narrowed due to placement of the temporary concrete barrier along the east- and westbound median of the project. The 55 mph signs will be posted beginning the week of January 18.

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

  • 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.

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

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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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