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This week’s widening work on Interstate 64 began last night and will continue through Friday morning – the first week since before Christmas the work has happened on its typical Sunday night through Friday morning schedule.
The construction, which will include single lane closures in both directions between Lee Hall (exit 247) and Jefferson Avenue (exit 255), is scheduled between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. each night through Friday morning.
The first phase of the widening project – estimated 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).
WYDaily has teamed up with VDOT to keep commuters updated with the latest information on the widening. Click here for an overview and updates.