I-64 Lane Closures to Stretch to Route 199 Exit

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I64 wideningConstruction work for the Interstate 64 widening will stretch farther and start earlier this week.

Overnight single lane closures will begin as early as 7 p.m. each night, starting Sunday, and end by 5 a.m. through Friday morning.

The closures are scheduled between Route 199 (Exit 234) and Lee Hall (Exit 247) both eastbound and westbound.

One lane will remain open at all times. The work is dependent on the weather.

On Monday, the westbound right lane of Yorktown Road between the I-64 ramps will be closed between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

In January, the Virginia Department of Transportation posted 55 mph signs between Lee Hall (exit 247) and Jefferson Avenue now that temporary concrete barriers are in place.

The work is dependent upon weather conditions.

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.

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