I-64 Widening Work to Cease During Thanksgiving Holiday

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I64 wideningThough construction crews will still be out working this week for the widening of Interstate 64, they will take a break for Thanksgiving weekend.

Overnight lane closures for this week begin at 8 p.m. each night through Tuesday, starting tonight. Work will end at 5 a.m. each morning through Wednesday.

Single-lane closures will occur those nights on I-64 in both directions between Lee Hall (exit 247) and Jefferson Avenue (exit 255)

Virginia Department of Transportation crews will be conducting paving operations related to the widening.

VDOT said the work is dependent upon the weather.

The first phase of the widening project – projected to cost about $122 million – will add one lane and one shoulder in each direction for the 5.6 miles between Jefferson Avenue in Newport News and Route 143 in York County (exit 247).

The first phase is slated for completion in December 2017.

The entire I-64 widening, which will happen in three phases, will stretch to the second Route 199 interchange in York County (exit 234).

VDOT maintains a page on its website with updated information on the widening.

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