Friday, March 1, 2024

Traffic alert: VDOT weekly lane closures scheduled on I-64

Crews pour the concrete footing for the median barrier, a quarter of a mile west of the Route 105 Fort Eustis interchange on I-64 for the widening project. (Courtesy VDOT.)
Crews are working to expand I-64. (Courtesy VDOT)

Motorists be aware: Some lanes, streets, and ramps on Interstate 64 will close between Jan. 2 and 5. Drivers planning to be out on I-64 and some nearby streets will likely experience nightly delays in the new year due to the I-64 widening project.

Crews contracted by the Virginia Department of Transportation will close a series of interstate on-ramps and off-ramps on I-64 from the Colonial Parkway to Lee Hall (Exit 247).

VDOT will also suspend most highway work zones and lift lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia between noon Friday, Dec. 29 and noon Tuesday, Jan. 2.

A full list of closures and traffic changes is below:

Lane closures:

  • Alternating single-lane closures on I-64 east and west from Colonial Parkway to Lee Hall (Exit 247) Jan. 2-5, starting eastbound from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. and westbound from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m.
  • Lane closures, under flagger control, on Penniman Road at the I-64 overpass Jan. 2-5, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Ramp closures:

Full ramp closures on I-64 with signed detours in place, Jan. 2-5, as follows:

  • I-64 west off-ramp to Route 143 (exit 243B), from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Route 199 east on-ramp to I-64 west, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Route 199 west on-ramp to I-64 east, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Traffic will be detoured as follows:

I-64 west off-ramp to Route 143 (exit 243B) closure:

  • Take Exit 242A to Humelsine Parkway (VA-199 west)
  • Keep right and follow signs for VA-143 detour
  • Exit right at the Williamsburg VA-143 exit

Route 199 east on-ramp to I-64 west closure:

  • Follow signs on Route 199 east to traffic signal
  • Make a U-turn at signal to access Route 199 west
  • Follow Route 199 west to I-64 west on-ramp

Route 199 west on-ramp to I-64 east closure:

  • Follow signs on Route 199 west to Route 60 ramp
  • From Route 60 take the Route 199 east ramp
  • Follow signs to the I-64 east on-ramp

Signs will be in place to alert motorists to the ramp closures and detour.

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