Phase I of the I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements Project will address deficiencies in safety, capacity and geometry of the current I-64 west to I-264 east ramp.
The project will provide 2.2 miles of interstate improvements. The major features include:
- Widening of I-64 west between the Twin Bridges and the I-264 interchange
- A new two-lane flyover ramp from I-64 west to the existing I-264 east collector-distributor road
- A new two-lane I-264 east collector-distributor road
- A new exit ramp from I-64 west to the new I-264 east collector-distributor road
The new collector-distributor road will serve the Newtown Road interchange on the southern side of I-264. The flyover ramp will allow motorists to travel from I-64 west to I-264 east without conflicting with the movements to and from the I-264/Newtown Road interchange.
The row of columns and piers at the interchange in January 2018. The piers in the background will support the new collector-distributor lanes along I-264 east. (Trevor Wrayton/VDOT)
At a Glance:
Construction began in Fall 2016
Estimated Completion Date:
From I-64 at the Twin Bridges (over the Elizabeth River) to I-264 before the Newtown Road Interchange
Tutor Perini Corporation
Phase I of the I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements Project is the first project to be fully funded for construction through use of the Hampton Roads Transportation Fund (HRTF), which was created in 2013 by state legislation known as HB2313.
The Hampton Roads Transportation Fund, through regional sales and fuels taxes, provides the region with additional transportation funding for major projects. The Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission (HRTAC) controls disbursement of the fund.
On April 16, 2015, HRTAC executed an Interim Project Agreement for Funding and Administration with VDOT that authorized $15 million in funding in support of Phase I. On December 16, 2015, HRTAC signed a resolution to fund construction of Phase I for $137 million.
On September 21, 2016, the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded a construction contract worth $107.4 million to Tutor Perini Corporation of New Rochelle, NY, to build Phase I. The total cost of the project, including design and development, right of way and utilities work, and construction, is $158.7 million.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approved a Categorical Exclusion document under the National Environmental Policy Act on July 9, 2007. An Interchange Modification Report was approved by FHWA on November 14, 2011. A combined Location and Design Public Hearing was held on July 14, 2011.