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 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.
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.
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