I-64 Widening

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Segment 3

York County

The third operationally-independent segment is in York County. 

The purpose is to widen Interstate 64 from approximately 1.15 miles west of Route 199, Lightfoot (Exit 234), to 1.05 miles west of Route 199, Humelsine Parkway / Marquis Center Parkway (Exit 242). 

This will extend the three lane section of I-64 from the point where the I-64 Segment II project ends west for approximately 8.2 miles.

The improvements include the addition of a 12-foot-wide travel lane and 12-foot-wide shoulder in each direction, with pavement reconstruction of the existing lanes.
Work includes the repair and widening of four bridges (two over Lakeshead Drive and two over Colonial Parkway), three major culverts and the replacement of the two Queen’s Creek bridges. The I-64 east off-ramp to Route 143 will also be reconstructed and a signalized stop will be added at the end of the ramp.
The project also includes:
  • Drainage improvements
  • Storm water management facilities
  • Sign structure replacements
  • Corridor-wide landscaping
Five sound walls will be installed on the eastern end of the project beginning at the eastern end of the Queen’s Creek bridges.Three of these barriers are located along the eastbound lanes of I-64 and extend in different segments, beginning on the bridge over Queens Creek and continuing to the east beyond the bridges over Colonial Parkway and Lakeshead Drive. The other two barriers are located along the westbound lanes of I-64 and generally extend from just east of the bridge over Queens Creek to just west of the bridge over Lakeshead Drive. A visual of where these sound walls are located can be found here.  

The widening will generally take place in the median of the existing interstate, limiting the amount of right of way required to construct the project and avoiding impacts to existing interchanges. 

These improvements will increase capacity, bring portions of the interstate up to current design standards, provide more lanes for evacuation and improve safety by reducing congestion and improving vehicular level of service. 

The proposed improvements contribute to the Preferred Alternative and contribute to the Purpose and Need elements outlined in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS).

The final design noise analysis was completed in fall 2018 and can be viewed here.  

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) worked with the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission (HRTAC) to obtain funding for Segment III.

Project Updates:

On Aug. 10, 2016, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the third operationally independent section to be implemented from the I-64 Peninsula Study Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS).The ROD identifies the alternative selected (Alternative 1B) for the section that extends from approximately Exit 242 to Exit 234 in York County.  

The formal request and the signed ROD are provided below.

On March 17, 2016, HRTAC authorized $10 million for the Preliminary Engineering (PE) Phase.

Funding is split between VDOT and HRTAC. HRTAC is funding the preliminary engineering and construction for $166,376,067. VDOT is funding the right of way and construction for $144,927,754.

On December 6, 2017, 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. A notice to proceed was issued to Shirley Contracting on January 3, 2017. 

Construction began in August 2018. 

Public Involvement:

Design Public Hearing – May 2017

A design public hearing was held on May 18, 2017 at Bruton High School. Find the public hearing meeting materials here

Citizen Information Meeting – June 2018

Design-build contractor, Shirley Contracting hosted a project information meeting at Bruton High School on June 27, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Find the meeting materials and frequently asked questions on the meetings page here.

Project Estimate: Project Schedule:

Right of way: $12 million
Construction: $178.3 million
Project total: $244 million
(approximate)

Record of Decision – Summer 2016
Design public hearing – May 18, 2017
Award Design-Build Contract – Dec. 2017
Start construction – Summer 2018
End construction – Late 2021/Early 2022

I-64 Widening Segment III Map