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Trucks traveling westbound on Interstate 64 now are restricted to the right lane between Jefferson Avenue (Exit 255) and Yorktown Road (Exit 247).
Signs are posted along the shoulders in the work zone to alert motorists to the new restrictions.
East- and westbound alternating single-lane closures are scheduled next week as part of the ongoing Interstate 64 widening project.
Alternating lane closures will take place along the stretch of Interstate 64 between Camp Peary (Exit 238) and Lee Hall (Exit 247). They will begin as early as 8 p.m. each night, starting Sunday, and end by 5 a.m. through Friday morning.
One lane will remain open at all times. The work’s progress is dependent on the weather.
In January, the Virginia Department of Transportation posted 55 mph speed limit signs between Lee Hall (Exit 247) and Jefferson Avenue now that temporary concrete barriers are in place.
The first phase of the widening project – estimated to cost about $122 million – will add one lane and one shoulder in each direction along the 5.6-mile stretch between Jefferson Avenue in Newport News and Route 143 in York County (Exit 247).The first phase of the project is slated for completion in December 2017.
The entire Interstate 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.