I-64 Widening Work Resumes After Break for Thanksgiving Weekend

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I64 wideningAfter halting work on the Interstate 64 widening for Thanksgiving weekend, construction resumed Monday night.

Single lane closures, in both the eastbound and westbound lanes, will occur between Lee Hall (exit 247) and Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) starting as early as 8 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning through Friday morning.

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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