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THIRD SEGMENT OF INTERSTATE 64 WIDENING PROJECT COMPLETED ON TIME AND ON BUDGET

Ribbon-cutting ceremony marked completion of the 8-mile widening and improvements project, culminating in a total of 21 miles of new travel lanes across the Virginia Peninsula

YORK COUNTY— The Virginia Department of Transportation marked the completion of 8 miles of interstate widening and improvements on I-64 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Dec. 20, 2021. I-64 is a vital corridor for both the Hampton Roads and Richmond regions, connecting two major population centers with commerce, industry, and tourism while also supporting significant freight traffic from the Port of Virginia.

“Today marks the completion of the third segment of the I-64 Widening Project, expanding capacity and unlocking congestion on a vital economic corridor,” said Virginia Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine. “This work represents an investment in the economic competitiveness of the Hampton Roads and Richmond regions – and our Commonwealth.”

The event was held at one of the project’s widened and rehabilitated bridges over the historic Colonial Parkway, consisting of approximately 60,000 custom-made bricks and intricate masonry work to match and maintain the distinct, historic aesthetics of the overall Colonial Parkway corridor.

Awarded the $178.3 million design-build contract in December 2017, Shirley Contracting and Dewberry design-build team completed the I-64 Widening Segment III Project in its entirety within budget and on schedule, meeting the Dec. 17, 2021, contract completion date. In addition to the craftsmanship at the Colonial Parkway bridges, the project’s improvements included the widening of approximately 8 miles of I-64, from two travel lanes to three in each direction, between Route 199/Newman Road in Lightfoot (exit 234) and Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242), as well as a full replacement of two bridges over Queens Creek. The project also included the widening and rehabilitation of four overpass bridges, over Lakeshead Drive and the aforementioned set over Colonial Parkway.

“While the successful completion and opening of 8 miles of new travel lanes is a significant accomplishment in York County, this development is part of a larger, improved travel experience for motorists across the Peninsula and beyond Hampton Roads,” said VDOT Commissioner Stephen Brich. “Connecting with the previously completed I-64 widening projects enhances connectivity throughout the region for commerce, tourism and local commuters.”

Similar to the previous first and second segments of the I-64 widening projects completed in 2017 and 2019 respectively, the teamwork between the state, regional and local governments, regulating organizations, contractors and the community were critical in the successful planning, funding and delivery of this project. As the primary funding partner of nearly 200 lane miles of the I-64 improvements for congestion relief in Hampton Roads, the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission (HRTAC) represents one of these long-standing partnerships, responsible for funding and contracting with VDOT to construct this large-scale project.

“We celebrate the completion and operation of the I-64 Peninsula Segment III Project, which marks the third project of a series of I-64 widening and improvement projects on the Peninsula that VDOT and HRTAC have partnered on,” said HRTAC Chair and Mayor of Hampton Donnie Tuck. “Together, we’ve completed a total of 21 directional miles—or 126 lane miles—of new construction or reconstruction of the interstate, now open to motorists and contributing to congestion relief across the Virginia Peninsula.”

Along with the new lanes provided on the interstate and overpass bridges, the project also provided an improved driving surface due to the full reconstruction of the previous travel lanes, a  new signalized intersection at the I-64 east off-ramp to Route 143, stormwater management facilities and drainage improvements, more than 2 miles of noise walls and corridor-wide landscaping.  

View a replay of the ceremony here: https://youtu.be/Ht6lWMppV-U

To learn more about the I-64 Widening Segment III Project, please visit: http://i64widening.org/learn_more/segment_3.asp.

 

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ALL WESTBOUND LANES TO OPEN THROUGHOUT I-64 WIDENING SEGMENT III PROJECT

All three newly completed travel lanes on I-64 west between exits 234 and 242 to open as early as Nov. 24 following completion of new Queens Creek bridges

Starting as early as Nov. 24, Peninsula motorists on I-64 may add another thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday—an improved, safer driving experience on I-64 with the opening of a new, third travel lane westbound throughout the I-64 Widening Segment III Project. This comes less than one week after all the eastbound travel lanes opened to traffic, marking the completion of interstate widening from two to three travel lanes in each direction between Route 199/Newman Road (exit 234) and Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242) in York County.

Along with this opening of all westbound travel lanes also marks the completion of the two fully reconstructed interstate bridges over scenic Queens Creek, now widened with three travel lanes in each direction open as well.

This significant milestone of the I-64 Widening Segment III Project adds an additional 8 miles of interstate widening and improvements to the nearly 13 miles previously widened through the first and second I-64 Widening Project Segments completed in 2017 and 2019.

Following these new lane openings in each direction, day- and nighttime lane closures will continue to take place as needed to finish final construction and maintenance items over the next few weeks. The I-64 Widening Segment III Project is anticipated to be complete in its entirety by the end of this year.

To learn more about VDOT's I-64 Widening Segment III Project, please visit: http://i64widening.org/learn_more/segment_3.asp

The opening of the three westbound lanes scheduled this week comes on the heels of all eastbound lanes opening on Nov. 19, pictured above. The remaining portion of the westbound Queens Creek bridge is scheduled to open, along with all westbound travel lanes on I-64, as early as Nov. 24. Both the east- and westbound bridges over Queens Creek were demolished and reconstructed with three travel lanes in each direction.

ALL EASTBOUND LANES TO OPEN THROUGHOUT I-64 WIDENING SEGMENT III PROJECT

All three newly completed travel lanes on I-64 east between exits 234 and 242 to open as early as Nov. 19

Starting as early as the afternoon on Nov. 19, motorists on I-64 east will begin to experience safer, improved travels just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday with the opening of all three newly completed eastbound travel lanes between Route 199/Newman Road (exit 234) and Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242).

This significant milestone of the I-64 Widening Segment III Project adds an additional 6 miles of interstate widening and improvements to the 2 miles previously opened eastbound last June, as well as connects to the nearly 13 miles previously widened through the first and second I-64 Widening Project Segments completed in 2017 and 2019.

Crews are working diligently towards the full opening of the remaining 8 miles of travel lanes westbound—including the remaining portion of the new westbound Queens Creek bridge—scheduled to open as early as mid-week next week.

Following the openings of the third travel lanes in each direction, lane closures may continue to take place as needed to finish final construction and maintenance items over the next few weeks.

NEW TRAFFIC SIGNAL ACTIVATED ON ROUTE 143 AT I-64 EAST OFF-RAMP

New signalized intersection marks completion of latest safety improvement added as part of I-64 Widening Segment III Project
Ahead of the scheduled end-of-year completion for the
I-64 Widening Segment III Project, motorists are benefiting from one of the project’s latest safety improvements, a new signalized intersection. As of the morning of Nov. 18, crews activated the newly installed traffic signal located on Route 143 (Merrimac Trail) at the I-64 east off-ramp (exit 238) in York County. 

Motorists are reminded to be alert to the new traffic pattern at the intersection and travel with care throughout the rest of the project work zone still under construction. 

I-64 WEST ON-RAMPS REOPEN FOLLOWING LONG-TERM CLOSURES FOR PENINSULA I-64 WIDENING PROJECT

Motorists to begin using the I-64 west on-ramps at Route 199/Newman Road and Route 143/Merrimac Trail starting as early as overnight Nov. 16

As construction on the third segment of the I-64 Widening Project in York County nears its scheduled end-of-year completion, construction crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will reopen two long-term on-ramp closures. Starting as early as overnight Nov. 16, crews are scheduled to reopen the I-64 west on-ramps from Route 199/Newman Road west in Lightfoot and from Route 143/Merrimac Trail north near Camp Peary. 

Prior to the ramps reopening, motorists should continue to use the current traffic diversions in place. Westbound traffic on Route 199/Newman Road should follow detour signage in place directing motorists to a new, temporary median crossover to access the Route 199/Newman Road east on-ramp to I-64 west during the closure. Traffic on Route 143/Merrimac Trail should follow detour signage in place directing motorists to the Route 143 south on-ramp to I-64 west during the closure.

Motorists are reminded to drive with caution when traveling in the project work zone, especially when navigating the new upcoming traffic patterns.  

Project Update: Spring 2021

Have you seen all the exciting progress yet on the I-64 Widening Segment III Project in York County? Or have you spotted the new unique transparent noise walls going up at Queens Creek? Check out our latest I-64 Widening Project update covering recent and upcoming milestones for the project—including a major milestone traffic shift at the Queens Creek Bridges!

View the Spring 2021 Project Update Here

Sensors Installed in Segment III for Research on Innovative Pavement Recycling Processes

On Friday, Sept. 4, staff from VDOT's research division, the Virginia Transportation Research Council along with the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) worked with design-build contractor Shirley Contracting to install the first phase of research instrumentation in the full depth reclamation subbase layer of a new right travel lane being constructed in the I-64 Widening Segment III Project in York County.


This 40-foot section of sensors will assist researchers in studying the performance of the innovative and environmentally friendly pavement design techniques used in Segments II and III (full depth reclamation and Cold Central Plant Recycling) by measuring performance and response to heavy vehicle loads during its service life.


By confirming the performance of these sections during the pavement’s service life, the Virginia Department of Transportation will be able to quickly implement these recycling techniques on other projects, resulting in millions of dollars in cost savings on projects statewide.


The I-64 Widening Projects’ use of these techniques makes them one of the largest pavement recycling projects in the U.S. right now, resulting in an estimated $15 million savings for Segments II and III.


For more information on Full Depth Reclamation and Cold Central Plant Recycling on the I-64 Widening Project, visit: http://i64widening.org/learn_more/pavement_recycling_methods.asp

    

For more pictures, see the post on the VDOT Hampton Roads Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vadothr/permalink/752739708619335/

Project Update: November/December 2019

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Project Update: August 2018

SEGMENT III CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY

Shoulder Strengthening Operations Began Monday, August 13
Construction kicked off August 13, on the third operationally-independent segment of the I-64 Widening Project, spanning 8.25 miles, from 1.15 miles west of Route 199/Lightfoot (exit 234) to 1.05 miles west of the Humelsine Parkway/Marquis Center Parkway (exit 242) in York County. Shoulder strengthening operations are taking place overnight beginning in the westbound direction, followed by similar work in the eastbound direction. Once completed, traffic will be shifted to drive along the shoulders to allow for the construction of new lanes on the inside of the roadway.
On June 27, design-build contractor Shirley Contracting Company hosted a project information meeting at Bruton High School. About 240 people attended the open-house style meeting where they learned more about current project information, projected traffic impacts, the proposed limits of clearing, the stormwater management design and improvements, and the preliminary results of the Final Noise Analysis. Meeting materials and Frequently Asked Questions are available on the I-64 Widening Project website here: www.i64widening.org/meetings

TRAFFIC SHIFTS UNDERWAY IN SEGMENT II

New Traffic Patterns Continue in Segment II

Segment II's final major traffic shift of the summer is scheduled to take place the week of September 9, moving traffic from the existing lanes to the newly constructed lanes, to allow for reconstruction of the existing lanes.
A new traffic pattern will be in place after this shift on I-64 west from the eastern project limits, approximately 0.54 miles east of Yorktown Road (Route 238), to the overpass bridge over Jefferson Avenue (Route 143).
Once the reconstruction phase is complete on the existing lanes, a 2-inch layer of surface mix asphalt will be placed on both the new and reconstructed lanes, which will create a smooth surface across all lanes.
For more weekly traffic information, visit the Project Traffic Alerts page.

SEGMENT I NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED

First Segment of I-64 Widening Project Wins National Award of Merit

Segment I of the I-64 Widening Project has won a National Award of Merit in the Transportation (other than Aviation) category from the Design-Build Institute of America. The $112.5 million project, spanning nearly 6 miles in Newport News, consisted of adding an additional travel lane and full-width shoulder in each direction, repair and overlay of existing lanes, replacement and widening of six bridges, lengthening of acceleration and deceleration lanes, a 5.2-mile median widening, and construction of more than 200,000 square feet of noise barrier along the I-64 corridor.
The project was completed on-schedule in December 2017 by Shirley Contracting Company's design-build team, which is also constructing Segment III of the I-64 Widening Project.
This award automatically nominates the project for the National Award of Excellence, the highest honor in each category. The Merit and Excellence winners will be announced at the Design-Build Conference & Expo award show on November 8, in New Orleans, LA.

Under Construction

Segment II Work Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Completed all eastbound traffic shifts throughout project corridor.
  • Completed westbound traffic shifts from western end of project through Lee Hall (exit 247).
  • Adjusted temporary concrete barrier, installed pavement markings, and shifted configuration of the eastbound Exit 243 A/B exit ramps. 
  • Bridge deck placements at Jefferson Avenue, Burma Road and Yorktown Road bridges.
  • Completed Full Depth Reclamation (FDR), Cold Central Plant Recycling operations and cement-treated crushed concrete placement for the newly constructed eastbound and westbound lanes. Learn more about these environmentally-friendly processes here.
  • Completed form, rebar, pour (FRP) operations on median barrier, east of Yorktown Road bridges and from Jefferson Avenue to Yorktown Road. 

Current Status:

  • Continue maintenance work throughout corridor, including pothole and roadway repairs.
  • Continue cut and fill operations and subgrade stabilization.
  • Full depth reclamation and paving operations on former existing lanes between Busch Gardens (exit 243A) and Route 143 (exit 247).
  • Removal of existing pavement concrete and shoulder pavement from former east- and westbound lanes between Route 143 (exit 243) and the eastern project limits (east of exit 247). 
  • Removal of existing and installation of new permanent guardrail in the eastern section of the corridor.
  • Installation of new permanent ground-mounted signs westbound between Route 143 (exit 243B) and Yorktown Road (exit 247).
  • Bridge repairs and new sub- and superstructure element installation at the nine interstate bridges.
  • Placement of latex modified concrete overlays over existing bridge decks.
  • Paving operations on former existing lanes to including placement of:
  • Installation of pipe and drainage structures in the median.

Upcoming Work:

  • Cut and fill operations in the median and outside existing lanes.
  • Maintenance work throughout the project corridor.
  • Completion of bridge widening and repair activities on the Yorktown Road, Jefferson Avenue, Burma Road, Penniman Road, and Exit 243B Ramp bridges. 
  • FDR operations and placement of CCPR materials and asphalt in existing lanes.
  • Next traffic shift westbound from the eastern project limits to Jefferson Avenue overpass.

  

  

Segment III Work Activities

Current Status:

  • Design development ongoing.
  • Performing utility test holes.
  • Milling and paving of westbound shoulder lanes.

Upcoming Work:

  • Shoulder strengthening in the eastbound shoulder lanes.
  • Construction barriers and median work to begin by the end of 2018.

Travel Information

Lane Closures:

Each week's scheduled lane closures can be found on the traffic alerts page. 
Weeknight east- and westbound single-lane closures on I-64 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/Lightfoot (exit 234).
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

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

Shoulder strengthening work to begin Sunday, August 12

YORK COUNTY – Construction is scheduled to begin Sunday, August 12, weather permitting, on the third of three segments to widen approximately 21 miles total on Interstate 64 in Newport News, James City County and York County. 

The third operationally-independent segment is a $178.3 million project awarded to Shirley Contracting Company that will add a lane and shoulder in each direction for 8.25 miles, from 1.15 miles west of Route 199/Lightfoot (exit 234) to 1.05 miles west of the Humelsine Parkway/Marquis Center Parkway (exit 242) in York County. Initial work will include shoulder strengthening operations beginning in the westbound direction, followed by similar work in the eastbound direction. The project is estimated to be complete in fall 2021. 

In addition to widening the interstate, other major project improvements include:
  • Repair and widening of four bridges at Colonial Parkway and Lakeshead Drive
  • Replacement of the two bridges over Queens Creek
  • Repair and extension of three major culverts
  • Lengthening of acceleration and deceleration lanes at the interchanges
  • Reconfiguration of the I-64 east off-ramp to Route 143 and addition of a signalized stop at the end of the ramp

As seen in Segment II, Segment III will utilize recycled materials and other environmentally friendly and cost-effective processes including Cold Central Plant Recycling and Full Depth Reclamation during lane construction. In total, the first 18 inches of pavement structure are almost entirely produced from recycled materials, resulting in an estimated cost savings of $15 million total on Segments II and III. According to the Virginia Transportation Research Council, this is one of the largest pavement recycling projects in the U.S. right now. 

To minimize inconvenience to motorists, two travel lanes in each direction will remain open to traffic throughout construction during the day, with temporary weeknight closures scheduled overnight as needed. All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions.

Project information, scheduled road closures and construction updates are available at www.i64widening.org, as well as on Twitter, Facebook, and NextDoor.com.

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Project Update: June 2018

SAVE THE DATE: SEGMENT III MEETING

Learn More about Segment III before Construction Begins This Summer
Design-build contractor, Shirley Contracting Company will be hosting a public information meeting for the I-64 Widening Segment III project at Bruton High School on June 27, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The meeting will be held in a open-house style format with members of the design-build team and VDOT representatives on hand to share current project information, projected traffic impacts, the proposed limits of clearing, the stormwater management design and improvements, and the preliminary results of the Final Noise Analysis.
Construction on the 8.25 mile project, spanning from approximately 1 mile west of the Route 199/Lightfoot exit (exit 234) to 1 mile west of the Humelsine Parkway/Marquis Center Parkway (exit 242), is scheduled to start this summer beginning with shoulder strengthening operations. Design-phase geotechnical investigations are currently underway including survey work, bridge scans and soil boring operations.

TRAFFIC SHIFTS UNDERWAY IN SEGMENT II

New Traffic Patterns Starting in Segment II

Traffic shifts on Interstate 64 have begun on the second segment of the I-64 Widening Project and will continue through the summer, moving traffic from the two existing concrete travel lanes onto the new travel lanes to allow for the full reconstruction of the previous lanes.The first two traffic shifts took place in the western section of the project, with traffic now traveling on the newly constructed 12-foot travel lanes and 12-foot shoulders in place in both directions on I-64, from the western limits of the project near Route 199 (exit 242) through the Burma Road bridge eastbound and to Route 143 (exit 243B) westbound.
Starting the morning of June 12, motorists are advised to stay alert to a new traffic pattern on the Jefferson Avenue (Route 143) on-ramp to I-64 west, as traffic is shifted right to the new outside lane.
Once the reconstruction phase is complete on the existing lanes, a 2-inch layer of surface mix asphalt will be placed on both the new and reconstructed lanes, which will create a smooth surface across all lanes.

Motorists using the new travel lanes
after the I-64 east traffic shift that took place on April 29, starting from the western limits of the project near Route 199 (exit 242) to the Burma Road bridge (mile marker 245).
Motorists using the new travel lanes after the I-64 west traffic shift that took place on May 6, starting near Route 143 west (exit 243B) to the western limits of the project near Route 199 (exit 242).

Under Construction

Segment II Work Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Completed eastbound and westbound traffic shifts on western end of corridor.
  • Bridge deck placements at Jefferson Avenue and Yorktown Road bridges.
  • Completed Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) operations and cement-treated crushed concrete placement for the newly constructed eastbound and westbound lanes.

Current Status:

  • Continue maintenance work throughout corridor, including pothole and roadway repairs.
  • Continue cut and fill operations and subgrade stabilization.
  • Bridge repairs and new superstructure element installation at the nine interstate bridges.
  • Installation of new concrete bridge parapets.
  • Continue bridge deck placements at Yorktown Road and westbound Burma Road bridges.
  • Placement of latex modified concrete overlays over existing bridge decks.
  • Placement of new pavement section in median to include:
  • Full-depth reclamation (FDR) operations eastbound on existing lanes between Exits 243 and 247.
  • Installation of pipe and drainage structures in the median.
  • Installation of new overhead sign structure foundations.
  • Installation of permanent guardrail in preparation for next traffic shift.

Upcoming Work:

  • Cut and fill operations in the median and outside existing lanes.
  • Maintenance work throughout the corridor.
  • Completion of bridge widening and repair activities on the Yorktown Road, Jefferson Avenue, Burma Road, Penniman Road, and Exit 243B Ramp bridges. 
  • Work on existing and new drainage culverts.
  • FDR operations and placement of CCPR materials and asphalt in newly constructed lanes.
  • Next traffic shift eastbound from Burma Road bridge (mile marker 245) to Lee Hall/Jefferson Avenue (exit 247).

  

  

Segment III Work Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Field surveys and utility designations completed.

Current Status:

  • Design development ongoing.
  • Boring operations continue.

Upcoming Work:

  • Construction to begin with shoulder strengthening mid-summer 2018.

Travel Information

Lane Closures:

Each week's scheduled lane closures can be found on the traffic alerts page. 
Weeknight east- and westbound single-lane closures on I-64 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/Lightfoot (exit 234).
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

Project Update: April 2018

Segment III Officially Underway

More than 50 members of the Segment III project team made up of representatives from VDOT, design-builder Shirley Contracting Company and their subcontractor teams participated in a Segment III Kick-Off meeting held on February 6, at the VDOT Hampton Roads District Office.
VDOT issued a Notice to Proceed to the Segment III design-build contractor, Shirley Contracting on January 3, 2018, and geotechnical work is currently underway. Shoulder strengthening work will begin this summer. Construction of the entire project is estimated to be complete by fall 2021.
The design-build contractor will be performing the final noise study later this year, following Federal Regulations and State Noise Policy. The study must then be reviewed and approved by VDOT and the Federal Highway Administration before it is finalized.
Three public information meetings will be held to present traffic impacts, the proposed limits of clearing, the proposed landscaping plan, the stormwater management design and improvements, and the Final Noise Analysis results as design progresses.
Look for future I-64 Widening Project email updates announcing when these meetings will take place.

Segment III Highlights

For the third segment of the I-64 Widening project, a 12-foot-wide travel lane and 12-foot-wide shoulder will be added in each direction for approximately 8.25 miles, from approximately 1 mile west of the Route 199/Lightfoot exit (exit 234) to 1 mile west of the Humelsine Parkway/Marquis Center Parkway (exit 242) in York County.
Work also includes:
  • Repair and widening of four bridges at Colonial Parkway and Lakeshead Drive
  • Full replacement of the two Queen’s Creek bridges
  • Repair/extension of three major culverts
  • Lengthening of on- and off-ramps
  • Reconstruction of the I-64 east off-ramp to Route 143 and the addition of a signalized stop at the end of the ramp.
Like Segment II, the environmentally-friendly and cost-effective processes of Cold Central Plant Recycling and Full Depth Reclamation will be utilized for lane construction. The Virginia Transportation Research Council will install instrumentation in the right wheel path of the right lane to measure the long-term performance of the reconstructed pavement. The sensors will allow researchers to observe the pavements’ performance during its service life and quantify the response to truck loading.

Notable Upcoming Work

Segment II

Traffic shifts are anticipated to begin this spring in Segment II.The shifts will move 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.
The first shift is anticipated to start eastbound from the west end of the project limits (near Route 199 exit 242) through the Burma Road Bridge.
More details to come.

Segment III

Design-phase geotechnical investigations are underway, including survey work, bridge scans and soil boring operations (pictured below). Geotechnical work near Queens Creek, including bridge deck boring is estimated to begin as early as April 9. Work on the bridge deck will require an overnight single-lane closure, and those traveling by water should take caution and refrain from traveling underneath while bridge deck work is underway.

Under Construction

Segment II Work Activities

Recently Completed:

  • Erection of overhead sign structures at Busch Gardens interchanges.
  • Construction of Stormwater Management Basins on east end of the project.
  • Completed Form, Resteel, Pour (FRP) operations on multiple bridge activities to include deck retrofits, diaphragm installation, and parapet installation.

Current Status:

  • Continue maintenance work throughout corridor, including pothole and roadway repairs.
  • Continue cut and fill operations and subgrade stabilization.
  • Bridge repairs and new superstructure element installation at the nine interstate bridges.
  • Installation of new concrete bridge parapets
  • Placement of latex modified concrete overlays over existing bridge decks.
  • Placement of new pavement section in median to include:
  • Full-depth reclamation (FDR) operations in the existing inside lanes.
  • Installation of pipe and drainage structures in the median.
  • Installation of new overhead sign structure foundations.
  • Installation of permanent guardrail in preparation for spring traffic shift.

Upcoming Work:

  • Cut and fill operations in the median.
  • Maintenance work throughout the corridor.
  • Completion of Bridge Widening and repair activities on the Yorktown Road, Jefferson Avenue, Burma Road, Penniman Road, and Exit 243B Ramp bridges. 
  • Work on existing and new drainage culverts.
  • FDR operations and placement of CCPR materials and asphalt in newly constructed lanes.
  • Traffic shift anticipated this spring to shift traffic from the outside existing lanes onto the new inside 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/Lightfoot (exit 234).
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

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