Sunday, December 4, 2022

All Westbound Lanes to Open Throughout I-64 Widening Segment III Project

The remaining portion of the westbound Queens Creek bridge is scheduled to open, along with all westbound travel lanes on I-64, as early as Nov. 24. Both the east- and westbound bridges over Queens Creek were demolished and reconstructed with three travel lanes in each direction. (Courtesy of VDOT)

VIRGINIA PENINSULA — Starting as early as Nov. 24, Peninsula motorists on I-64 may add another thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday—an improved, safer driving experience on I-64 with the opening of a new, third travel lane westbound throughout the I-64 Widening Segment III Project. This comes less than one week after all the eastbound travel lanes opened to traffic, marking the completion of interstate widening from two to three travel lanes in each direction between Route 199/Newman Road (exit 234) and Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242) in York County.

The opening of the three westbound lanes scheduled this week comes on the heels of all eastbound lanes opening on Nov. 19, pictured above. (Courtesy of VDOT)

Along with this opening of all westbound travel lanes also marks the completion of the two fully reconstructed interstate bridges over scenic Queens Creek, now widened with three travel lanes in each direction open as well.

This significant milestone of the I-64 Widening Segment III Project adds an additional 8 miles of interstate widening and improvements to the nearly 13 miles previously widened through the first and second I-64 Widening Project Segments completed in 2017 and 2019.

Following these new lane openings in each direction, day- and nighttime lane closures will continue to take place as needed to finish final construction and maintenance items over the next few weeks. The I-64 Widening Segment III Project is anticipated to be complete in its entirety by the end of this year.

To learn more about VDOT’s I-64 Widening Segment III Project, please visit: http://i64widening.org/learn_more/segment_3.asp.

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