Friday, August 12, 2022

Beat next week’s I-64 traffic: VDOT releases schedule for weekly lane, ramp closures

VDOT is working to expand parts of Interstate 64 in Hampton Roads. While motorists reported dozens of flat tires Aug. 12, VDOT was unable to find any objects in the roadway that would cause the issue. (Courtesy VDOT)
VDOT is working to expand parts of Interstate 64 in Hampton Roads. (Courtesy VDOT)

Don’t let your week get spoiled by traffic on the interstate.

The Virginia Department of Transportation will close various routes Feb. 11-15 as a result of the Interstate 64 widening project. The affected areas will be between Route 199 (exit 242) and Yorktown Road (exit 247).

All construction work is weather-dependent. Signs will alert motorists to ramp closures and detours.

Ramp closures:

  • I-64 west off-ramp to Route 143 (exit 243B), as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Route 199 east on-ramp to I-64 west, as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • I-64 east on- and off-ramps to Route 199 west (exit 242A), as early as 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • I-64 east and west off-ramps to Route 60/Busch Gardens (exit 243A), starting as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Lane closures:

  • Alternating single-lane closures on I-64 east and west from Colonial Parkway to Fort Eustis Boulevard (Exit 250) Feb. 4-8, starting as early as 7 p.m. until 5 a.m.
  • Lane closures under flagger control on Jefferson Avenue and Penniman Road at the I-64 overpasses on Feb. 4-8, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Left lane closure on I-64 east from the James City-York County Line (mile marker 233) to Route 143 Camp Peary (Exit 238) Feb. 5-9, from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m.

Traffic will be detoured as follows:

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

I-64 east to Route 199 west (exit 242A) closure:

  • Take Exit 243B to Route 143 west
  • Follow signs on Route 143 west to ramp for Route 199 west

I-64 east to Route 60 (exit 243A) closure:

  • Take exit 243B to Route 143
  • Follow Route 143 to the Route 199 west exit
  • Follow Route 199 to the Route 60 exit

I-64 west to Route 60 (exit 243A) closure:

  • Take exit 242A to Route 199 west
  • Route 199 west to the Route 60 exit

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
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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