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As part of the Interstate 64 widening project, consecutive lane closures will begin on two major roadways.
The right lane of Fort Eustis Boulevard, in both directions, will be closed between Jefferson Avenue and the bridge over the CSX railroad. The interstate exit and entrance ramps will remain open.
The left turn lane from northbound Jefferson Avenue onto Fort Eustis Boulevard will be reduced to one lane.
The closures will be installed Tuesday and remain into late 2016.
Because of the Easter holiday, construction work on I-64 will not resume until Tuesday night.
Widening work is typically on a Sunday night to Friday morning schedule.
This week’s overnight lane closures will occur between Busch Gardens (exit 243) and Lee Hall (exit 247) starting as early as 7 p.m. and ending by 5 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday.
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).
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