Thursday, February 2, 2023

Plan ahead: VDOT releases list of weekly lane closures

VDOT has announced their weekly lane closures for the Interstate 64 widening project. (Courtesy of VDOT)
VDOT has announced their weekly lane closures for the Interstate 64 widening project. (Courtesy of VDOT)

Those on Interstate 64 next week should expect a series of nightly lane closures — and possibly some delays.

Some lanes and ramps will close between June 10 and June 14. Crews contracted by VDOT will be performing work related to Segments I and II of the I-64 widening project between Route 199 and Yorktown Road.

A full list of scheduled closures is as follows:

Ramp closures:

  • I-64 east and west to Route 60/Busch Gardens (exit 243A), as early as 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • I-64 east and west to Route 143 (exit 243B), as early as 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Route 60 on-ramp to I-64 west, as early as 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • I-64 east and west to Route 199 west (exit 242A), as early as 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • I-64 east and west 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 and west, as early as 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Route 199 east on-ramp to I-64 east and west, as early as 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • I-64 east and west to Lee Hall/Jefferson Avenue (exit 247), as early as 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Jefferson Avenue (Route 143) on-ramps to I-64 east and west, as early as 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Yorktown Road (Route 238) on-ramp to I-64 east, as early as 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Lane closures:

  • Lane closures under flagger control on Yorktown Road, Penniman Road and Jefferson Avenue at the I-64 overpasses on June 10-16, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
  • Alternating single-lane closures on I-64 east and west from Colonial Parkway to Lee Hall (exit 247) June 10-14, starting as early as 8 p.m. until 5 a.m.
  • Single-lane closures on I-64 east and west from 1 mile east of Route 199 Lightfoot exit 234 (mile marker 233) to Route 199 Humelsine Parkway (exit 242), June 10-14, starting as early as 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning.
  • Lane closures under flagger control on Rochambeau Drive at the I-64 overpasses on June 11-15, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m

Signed detours will be in place.

Beginning the morning of June 12, motorists should be aware of a new traffic pattern on the Jefferson Avenue (Route 143) on-ramp to I-64 west, as traffic is shifted right to a new outside lane.

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