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UPDATE: Traffic Shift and Closures Scheduled on I-64 West for Widening Project Final Surface Paving

Traffic shift and closures expected during York County I-64 widening project (Courtesy of the Virginia Department of Transportation)
UPDATE (Oct. 28, 2021, 4:15 p.m.): Traffic shifts and lane closures have been rescheduled to next week, weather permitting, in the third segment of the Interstate 64 Widening Project as final paving operations continue. These two traffic shifts will entail shifting traffic on I-64 west from the inside lanes onto the newly paved center and right travel lanes to allow for the placement of the final surface layer of pavement on the inside lanes. Starting overnight as early as Oct. 31, project crews will first shift westbound traffic on I-64 starting from the eastern limits of the project near Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242) to the Queens Creek bridge. Once this shift is complete, a second westbound shift is scheduled to take place overnight as early as Nov. 2 from the Queens Creek bridge to the western project limits near Route 199/Newman Road (exit 234) in Lightfoot. To complete the traffic shift operations, crews will alternate single-lane closures westbound, starting as early as 7 p.m. each night until 5 a.m., as well as implement brief stoppages overnight to transition the traffic safely to the new lanes. Additional traffic shifts and closures through the rest of the project corridor will continue to take place over the next couple of months as crews finish the final surface paving operations on both the new and reconstructed lanes, creating a smooth driving surface across all lanes by the end of the year. Motorists are reminded to obey the reduced work zone speed limit and drive with caution when traveling in the project work zone, especially when navigating the upcoming new traffic patterns. Please note that the story below does not reflect this change of date. Reference this update to plan your drive.

YORK COUNTY (Oct. 27, 2021) — A traffic shift and ramp and lane closures are scheduled this week, weather permitting, in the third segment of the Interstate 64 Widening Project as final paving operations continue. The traffic shift will entail moving westbound traffic on I-64 into a new traffic configuration starting from the eastern limits of the project near Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242) to the bridge over Queens Creek in York County.

Starting as early as Oct. 27, crews are scheduled to close the I-64 west off-ramp to Route 143/Camp Peary (exit 238) from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. to perform milling operations. Motorists should follow the signed detour in place.

Starting overnight as early as Oct. 28, project crews will shift westbound traffic in this section of the I-64 corridor from the inside lanes onto the newly paved center and right travel lanes to allow for the placement of the final surface layer of pavement on the inside lanes. To complete the traffic shift operations, crews will alternate single-lane closures westbound in this section of I-64 on Oct. 28, starting as early as 7 p.m. until 5 a.m., as well as implement brief stoppages overnight to transition the traffic safely to the new lanes.

Additional traffic shifts and closures through the rest of the project corridor will continue to take place over the next couple of months as crews finish the final surface paving operations on both the new and reconstructed lanes, creating a smooth driving surface across all lanes by the end of the year. The next scheduled traffic shift is scheduled to take place westbound on I-64 between Route 143/Camp Peary (exit 238) and the western limits of the project near Route 199/Newman Road (exit 234) beginning as early as overnight Nov. 1.

Motorists are reminded to obey the reduced work zone speed limit and drive with caution when traveling in the project work zone, especially when navigating the upcoming new traffic patterns.

All project work and scheduled closures are dependent upon weather conditions. 

For additional scheduled lane closures this week and to learn more about the I-64 Widening Segment III project, please visit the project website at http://i64widening.org/learn_more/segment_3.asp.
Motorists are encouraged to plan their commute by using VDOT’s free traffic information tools:

  • Download the 511 smartphone app, or 511-integrated Waze app.
  • Visit the 511 Virginia website or dial 511 for traffic information on your phone.
  • Follow @511hamptonroads and @VaDOTHR on Twitter. 

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