Saturday, August 13, 2022

VDOT releases Interstate 64 lane closures schedule for upcoming week

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.)

The Virginia Department of Transportation has released this upcoming week’s schedule for lane closures on Interstate 64.

VDOT will close various routes March 4-8 as a result of the I-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 east and west off-ramps to Route 143 (exit 243B), as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • I-64 west to Route 199 west (exit 242A), as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • I-64 east to Route 199 east (exit 242B), as early as 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Route 199 west on-ramp to I-64 east, as early as 8 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.

Lane closures:

  • Alternating single-lane closures, as well as intermittent stops up to 20 minutes, on I-64 east and west from Colonial Parkway to Lee Hall (exit 247), starting as early as 7 p.m. until 5 a.m.
  • Lane closures under flagger control on Yorktown Road, Jefferson Avenue and Penniman Road at the I-64 overpasses, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Single lane closures on I-64 east and west from Route 199 Lightfoot exit (exit 234) to Route 199 Humelsine Parkway (exit 242) March 4-8, starting as early as 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. for soil boring operations.
  • Lane closures under flagger control on Colonial Parkway at the I-64 overpass on March 4-9, from 8 p.m. to 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 east (exit 242B) closure:

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

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

  • Take Exit 238 to Route 143 east
  • Take the I-64 east on-ramp
  • Follow signs to exit 242A to Route 199 west

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

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

  • Take Exit 247 to Merrimac Trail (Route 143 west)
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