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Click here to view current and archived photos from VDOT's two 64/264 Interchange project cameras

Timelapse of Phase I, looking southwest across I-264, toward construction of the new collector-distributor lanes and new ramps from I-64 west in the background:

Timelapse of Phase II, looking west on I-264 toward construction of the new eastbound collector-distributor lanes and where the Greenwich Road Flyover will be built across the interstate:

View the Final Ramp Configuration

The following renderings show how the Phase I ramp improvements will look from different perspectives. The first, looking west, shows the new collector-distributor road parallel to I-264 east. Click each image to see a full, high-resolution rendering.

The next rendering, looking northeast, shows how the new ramp from I-64 west will split into a two-lane ramp to I-264 east and a single-lane ramp to the new collector-distributor road for the Newtown and Witchduck exits.

The final rendering, also looking northeast, shows the start of the improvements, which begin just after the Twin Bridges and include two lanes for traffic exiting I-64 west, versus the one lane that motorists currently have. Noise barrier placement and a new stormwater retention pond is also shown.

Phase I From Above

The below image, showing construction of the new ramps in the lower right corner leading to the new collector-distributor road, was captured on Oct. 18, 2018, by VDOT photographer Trevor Wrayton. For more aerials of the project, visit this Flickr album.

About the Project

The I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements Project, over two phases, will provide approximately 4 miles of interstate improvements from the Twin Bridges in Norfolk to the Witchduck Road interchange in Virginia Beach. The improvements will provide additional capacity, reduce daily congestion and improve safety and traffic operations in the corridor.

This project will be built in two phases. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will manage construction through two separate construction contracts. Phase I is fully funded, with funding by the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission through the Hampton Roads Transportation Fund (HRTF), as well as from federal and state resources. Phase II has been funded for right of way and design and development through the HRTF and state and federal resources.

The improvements include:

  • Widening of I-64 west between the Twin Bridges and the I-264 interchange (Phase I)
  • Two new ramps from I-64 west to I-264 east (Phase I)
  • A new system of collector-distributor (CD) roads on I-264 east (Phase I)
  • Improved interchanges at Newtown and Witchduck roads (Phase II)
  • A Greenwich Road flyover across I-264 that connects with Cleveland Street (Phase II)

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How will construction affect traffic on I-64 and I-264? 

To minimize inconvenience to motorists, all lane closures along I-64 and I-264 associated with this project will occur during scheduled, off-peak hours. Lane closures and construction information will be announced weekly throughout the project. Major closures will be announced further in advance.

How will construction affect traffic on the side roads within the project corridor?

Construction for Phase I will impact traffic on Curlew Drive, Kempsville Road and Pleasant Point Drive at various points during the project. Lane closures will be publicized in advance through travel alerts and on this project website. Phase II impacts will be announced once construction for that portion of the project is ready to begin and the schedule is known.

When will construction begin and how long will the project take to complete?

Construction on Phase I will begin in November 2016 and has a scheduled completion date of October 2019. Construction of Phase II will begin after a contract is awarded. The Phase II contract is expected to be advertised in 2017.

Will construction of Phase II overlap with that of Phase I?

Yes, major construction activities within both projects is expected to overlap for an extended period.

Project Update

JUNE UPDATE AND LOOK AHEAD

NORFOLK – Crews installed five large girders over Curlew Drive on Saturday, June 2, completing the operation just before heavy rain moved in. See what else is happening in our latest project newsletter.

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