Traffic Alerts

LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR I-64 WIDENING PROJECT

YORK COUNTY- Contractor crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close the following lanes to perform construction activities on the third segment of the I-64 Widening Project, from Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242) to Route 199 (Newman Road)/Lightfoot exit (exit 234).

All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions.

  • Segment III:
    • Single-lane closures on I-64 east and west from Route 199 Lightfoot exit (exit 234) to Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242) Aug. 2-6, starting as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • A consecutive, long-term full ramp closure and diversion on the existing Route 199 west on-ramp to I-64 west in Lightfoot continues. Westbound traffic on Route 199 follow detour signage in place directing motorists to a new temporary median crossover to access the Route 199 east on-ramp to I-64 west during the closure.
    • A consecutive, long-term lane closure under traffic signal control on Colonial Parkway at the I-64 overpass continues.
    • A consecutive, long-term full ramp closure on Route 143 Merrimac Trail north to I-64 west continues. Traffic will follow detour signage in place directing motorists to the Route 143 south on-ramp to I-64 west during the closure.

Project information, construction updates, and additional weekly lane closures are available on the VDOT website at http://i64widening.org/ and on Twitter and Facebook.

NEXT SERIES OF TRAFFIC SHIFTS SCHEDULED FOR THIRD SEGMENT OF PENINSULA I-64 WIDENING PROJECT

Motorists advised to stay alert to additional new traffic patterns on I-64 as early as July 19

YORK COUNTY – The next series of traffic shifts is estimated to begin next week in the third segment of the Interstate 64 Widening Project, moving traffic left from the two existing travel lanes onto the new travel lanes in the former median to allow for the full reconstruction of the outside lanes.

Starting overnight as early as July 19-20, the next scheduled traffic shift will take place westbound on I-64, from just east of the Route 199/Newman Road, Lightfoot exit (exit 234) to the western limits of the project—approximately 1 mile west of the Route 199/Newman Road, Lightfoot exit (exit 234), weather permitting.

As part of this new traffic configuration, a consecutive, long-term full ramp closure and diversion at the existing Route 199 west on-ramp to I-64 west in Lightfoot will also begin as early as 7 p.m. on July 19. During this closure, westbound traffic on Route 199 will follow detour signage in place directing motorists to a new temporary median crossover to access the Route 199 east on-ramp to I-64 west.

Following this shift, a second shift is currently scheduled to take place next week as well, starting overnight as early as July 21-22. The second shift will also take place westbound on I-64, from just west of the Colonial Parkway overpass to just east of Route 143/Camp Peary (exit 238), as weather and schedule permits.

To complete the traffic shift operations, crews will alternate single-lane closures in this section of the corridor on I-64 west, July 19-22, starting as early as 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning, as well as implement brief stoppages overnight to transition the traffic safely to the new lanes.

Motorists are reminded to obey the reduced 55 mph speed limit and drive with caution when traveling in the project work zone, especially when navigating the upcoming new traffic patterns. 

All project work and scheduled closures are dependent upon weather conditions. 

For additional scheduled lane closures and to learn more about the project, please visit: www.i64widening.org

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

  • Download the 511 smartphone app, or 511-integrated Waze app.
  • Visit the 511 Virginia website or dial 511 for traffic information on your phone.
  • Follow @511hamptonroads and @VaDOTHR on Twitter. 

Upcoming Traffic Shifts Map

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FIFTH TRAFFIC SHIFT SCHEDULED FOR I-64 WIDENING SEGMENT III PROJECT

Motorists advised to stay alert to more new traffic patterns on I-64 as early as May 26

YORK COUNTY – The fifth of a series of traffic shifts continues next week on the third segment of the Interstate 64 Widening Project, moving traffic left from the two existing travel lanes onto the new travel lanes in the former median to allow for the full reconstruction of the outside lanes.

Previously scheduled for May 19, the next scheduled traffic shift was postponed due to inclement weather and is now estimated to take place as early as overnight on May 26. This shift will take place eastbound on I-64, from approximately 1.5 miles east of Route 199/Newman Road (exit 234) to approximately 1 mile west of Route 143/Capital Landing Road (exit 238), weather permitting.

To complete the traffic shift operations, crews will alternate single-lane closures in this section of the corridor on I-64 east, on May 26 beginning as early as 7 p.m. until 5 a.m., as well as implement brief stoppages overnight to transition the traffic safely to the new lanes.

The next series of scheduled traffic shifts are currently estimated to take place in June.

Motorists are reminded that they must still obey the reduced 55 mph speed limit and drive with caution when traveling in the project work zone, especially when navigating the new traffic patterns.

For a visual demonstration of the first new traffic pattern implemented on April 14, a video drive-through of I-64 east, between Route 143 and Lakeshead Drive, can be viewed on the VDOT YouTube account here: https://youtu.be/MomcC9yYrgg.

For additional scheduled lane closures and to learn more about the project, please visit: www.i64widening.org

All project work and scheduled closures are dependent upon weather conditions.

FIRST WESTBOUND TRAFFIC SHIFT SCHEDULED FOR I-64 WIDENING SEGMENT III PROJECT

Motorists advised to stay alert to more new traffic patterns on I-64 as early as May 12

YORK COUNTY – The fourth of a series of traffic shifts continues next week on the third segment of the Interstate 64 Widening Project, moving traffic left from the two existing travel lanes onto the new travel lanes in the former median to allow for the full reconstruction of the outside lanes.

Starting as early as overnight Tuesday, May 12, the next scheduled traffic shift will take place westbound on I-64, from the eastern limits of the project—approximately 1 mile west of Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242)—to the Colonial Parkway overpass bridge, weather permitting.

To complete the traffic shift operations, crews will alternate single-lane closures in this section of the corridor on I-64 west, May 11-12, from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m., as well as implement brief stoppages overnight to transition the traffic safely to the new lanes.

Another traffic shift is estimated to take place as early as next week, on I-64 east, from approximately 1.5 miles east of Route 199/Newman Road (exit 234) to approximately 1 mile west of Route 143/Capital Landing Road (exit 238), as weather and schedule permits.

While lower traffic volumes continue to be observed overall in Hampton Roads recently, motorists are reminded that they must still obey the reduced 55 mph speed limit and drive with caution when traveling in the project work zone, especially when navigating the new traffic patterns.

For a visual demonstration of the first new traffic pattern implemented on April 14, a video drive-through of I-64 east, between Route 143 and Lakeshead Drive, can be viewed on the VDOT YouTube account here: https://youtu.be/MomcC9yYrgg.

For additional scheduled lane closures and to learn more about the project, please visit: www.i64widening.org

All project work and scheduled closures are dependent upon weather conditions.

NEXT TRAFFIC SHIFT SCHEDULED FOR THIRD SEGMENT OF PENINSULA I-64 WIDENING PROJECT

Motorists advised to stay alert to more new traffic patterns on I-64 as early as April 28

YORK COUNTY – The third of a series of traffic shifts continues this week on the third segment of the Interstate 64 Widening Project, moving traffic left from the two existing travel lanes onto the new travel lanes in the former median to allow for the full reconstruction of the outside lanes.

Starting as early as overnight Tuesday, April 28, the next scheduled traffic shift will take place eastbound on I-64, from the western limits of the project—approximately 1 mile west of the Lightfoot exit Route 199/Newman Road (exit 234)—to approximately 1.5 miles east of the Route 199/Newman Road exit, weather permitting.

To complete the traffic shift operations, crews will alternate single-lane closures in this section of the corridor on I-64 east, April 27-29 from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m., as well as implement brief stoppages overnight to transition the traffic safely to the new lanes.

Another traffic shift is estimated to take place as early as the week of May 11, on I-64 west, from the eastern limits of the project—approximately 1 mile west of Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242)—to the Colonial Parkway overpass bridge, as weather and schedule permits. 

While lower traffic volumes continue to be observed overall in Hampton Roads recently, motorists are reminded that they must still obey the reduced 55 mph speed limit and drive with caution when traveling in the project work zone, especially when navigating the new traffic patterns.

For a visual demonstration of the first new traffic pattern implemented on April 14, a video drive-through of I-64 east, between Route 143 and Lakeshead Drive, can be viewed on the VDOT YouTube account here: https://youtu.be/MomcC9yYrgg.

For additional scheduled lane closures and to learn more about the project, please visit: www.i64widening.org

All project work and scheduled closures are dependent upon weather conditions.

Motorists are encouraged to plan their commute by using VDOT’s free traffic information tools:
  • Download the 511 smartphone app, or 511-integrated Waze app.
  • Visit the 511 Virginia website or dial 511 for traffic information on your phone.
  • Follow @511hamptonroads and @VaDOTHR on Twitter.

April/May 2020 Traffic Shifts Map

TRAFFIC SHIFTS CONTINUE ON THIRD SEGMENT OF PENINSULA I-64 WIDENING PROJECT

Motorists advised to stay alert to more new traffic patterns on I-64 as early as April 22
YORK COUNTY – A series of traffic shifts continue next week on the third segment of the Interstate 64 Widening Project, moving traffic left from the two existing concrete travel lanes onto the new travel lanes in the median to allow for the full reconstruction of the outside lanes.
 
Starting as early as overnight Wednesday, April 22, the next scheduled traffic shift will take place eastbound on I-64, from Colonial Parkway to the eastern limits of the project near Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242), weather permitting.
 
To complete the traffic shift operations, crews will alternate single-lane closures on I-64 east between Colonial Parkway to just west of Route 199/Humelsine Parkway, April 21-22 from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m., as well as implement a brief stoppage overnight to transition the traffic safely to the new lanes.
 
Two additional traffic shifts are currently estimated to take place over the following two weeks, with one shift implemented each week as weather and schedule allows. The shifts will be implemented in the following locations:
  • I-64 east, from the western project limits of the project—approximately 1 mile west of Route 199/Newman Road—to the Lightfoot exit at Route 199/Newman Road (exit 234)
  • I-64 west, from the eastern project limits of the project—approximately 1 mile west of Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242)—to the Colonial Parkway overpass bridge
While lower traffic volumes continue to be observed overall in Hampton Roads recently, motorists are reminded that they must still obey the reduced 55 mph speed limit and drive with caution when traveling in the project work zone, especially when navigating the upcoming new traffic patterns.  
 
All project work and scheduled closures are dependent upon weather conditions. 
 
For additional scheduled lane closures and to learn more about the project, please visit: www.i64widening.org
 
Motorists are encouraged to plan their commute by using VDOT’s free traffic information tools:
  • Download the 511 smartphone app, or 511-integrated Waze app.
  • Visit the 511 Virginia website or dial 511 for traffic information on your phone.
  • Follow @511hamptonroads and @VaDOTHR on Twitter.

SERIES OF TRAFFIC SHIFTS TO BEGIN ON THIRD SEGMENT OF PENINSULA I-64 WIDENING PROJECT

Motorists advised to stay alert to new traffic patterns on I-64 east as early as April 14
YORK COUNTY – As construction continues to progress on the third segment of the Interstate 64 Widening Project, a series of traffic shifts are scheduled to begin, moving traffic left from the two existing concrete travel lanes onto the new travel lanes in the former median to allow for the full reconstruction of the outside lanes.
 
Starting as early as overnight Tuesday, April 14, the first scheduled traffic shift will take place eastbound on I-64, starting from east of Route 143/Capitol Landing Road (exit 238) and transitioning back to the existing outside lanes before the Lakeshead Drive overpass bridges, weather permitting.
 
Once the shift is complete, motorists will begin using the two inside travel lanes, as well as traveling across a newly constructed bridge over Queens Creek. During this traffic configuration, this new bridge over Queens Creek will temporarily carry eastbound traffic, as the demolition and reconstruction of the eastbound bridge is underway. Ultimately, this new section of bridge will become the westbound bridge over Queens Creek at project completion.
To complete the traffic shift operations, crews will alternate single-lane closures on I-64 east between Route 143 and Colonial Parkway, April 13-14 from 7 p.m. until as late as 7 a.m., as well as implement a brief stoppage overnight to transition the traffic safely to the new lanes.
 
The next traffic shift is currently estimated to take place as early as the week of April 20, which will shift eastbound traffic to the inside lanes on I-64 from Colonial Parkway to the eastern limits of the project near Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242).
 
While lower traffic volumes have been observed overall in Hampton Roads recently, motorists are reminded that they must still obey the reduced 55 mph speed limit and drive with caution when traveling in the project work zone, especially when navigating the upcoming new traffic patterns. 
 
All project work and scheduled closures are dependent upon weather conditions. 
 
For additional scheduled lane closures and to learn more about the project, please visit: www.i64widening.org
 
Motorists are encouraged to plan their commute by using VDOT’s free traffic information tools:
  • Download the 511 smartphone app, or 511-integrated Waze app.
  • Visit the 511 Virginia website or dial 511 for traffic information on your phone.
  • Follow @511hamptonroads and @VaDOTHR on Twitter.

COLONIAL PARKWAY REDUCED TO SINGLE LANE DURING I-64 BRIDGE REHABILITATION AND WIDENING WORK

The long-term, consecutive lane closure to begin as early as mid-morning Jan. 15

YORK COUNTY—Starting as early as after morning rush hour on Wednesday, Jan. 15, contractor crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) I-64 Widening Segment III Project are scheduled to begin the installation of a temporary traffic signal and consecutive lane closure on Colonial Parkway at the I-64 overpass bridges. The long-term closure will reduce Colonial Parkway to one lane, with traffic being alternated in each direction using a traffic signal. Temporary, intermittent stoppages are also anticipated to take place between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15 to install temporary concrete barriers to complete the new single-lane configuration.

As part of the I-64 Widening Segment III project, project crews will be rehabilitating and widening the I-64 bridges over Colonial Parkway while also working to match and maintain the existing historic aesthetics seen along the Parkway. The lane closure will allow for the safe removal of a portion of existing brickwork and construction of the new brickwork and bridge arches on the I-64 overpass bridge over and directly adjacent to the Parkway.

 The lane closure is estimated to be in place for approximately one year. During this time, the speed limit has been reduced to 25 mph through the work zone on Colonial Parkway.  

All project work and scheduled closures are dependent upon weather conditions.  

For additional scheduled lane closures this week and to learn more about the I-64 Widening Segment III project, please visit: http://i64widening.org/learn_more/segment_3.asp.

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

  • Download the free 511 Virginia app
  • Visit the 511Virginia website
  • Dial 511 for traffic information on your phone

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