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Know before you go: VDOT’s list of weekly lane closures

Work is continuing on the widening of Interstate 64 in the Historic Triangle. (WYDaily photo/courtesy VDOT)
Work is continuing on the widening of Interstate 64 in the Historic Triangle. (WYDaily/Courtesy VDOT)

Drivers on Interstate 64 should expect a series of nightly lane closures — and possibly some delays — through the week.

As a result of VDOT’s I-64 widening project between Route 199 (exit 242) to Yorktown Road (exit 247), certain ramps and lanes will experience closures from Oct. 28 to Nov. 1.

Work will also continue on segments II and III of the project.

Detour signs will be in place for overnight closures.

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 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • I-64 east and west to Route 143 (exit 243B), as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Route 60 on-ramp to I-64 east and west, as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • I-64 east and west to Route 199 west (exit 242A), as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • I-64 east and west to Route 199 east (exit 242B), as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Route 199 east and west on-ramps to I-64 east and west, as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • I-64 east and west to Yorktown Road/Jefferson Avenue (exit 247), as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Jefferson Avenue (Route 143) on-ramps to I-64 east and west, as early as 7 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:

    • Alternating single-lane closures on I-64 east and west from Colonial Parkway to Lee Hall (exit 247) Oct. 28-Nov. 1, starting as early as 8 p.m. until 5 a.m eastbound, and as early as 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. westbound.
    • Lane closures under flagger control on Yorktown Road, Penniman Road and Jefferson Avenue at the I-64 overpasses on Oct. 28-Nov. 3, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
    • Single-lane closures on I-64 east and west from Route 199 Lightfoot (exit 234) to Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242), Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, starting as early as 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning.

Other work

    • Starting overnight on Oct. 29 through Nov. 1, westbound traffic shifts will begin from the eastern project limits near Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242) to just past Route 143/Camp Peary (exit 238). Traffic will be shifted to the outside lane and shoulder to allow for clearing in the median and construction of the new travel lane.
    • Consecutive shoulder closure and 55 mph speed advisory on I-64 east from Merrimac Trail to the Queens Creek Bridge, starting October 14, for shoulder widening operations. Closure and speed reduction estimated to be in place for approximately 3 weeks.

Detours are 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 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

Sarah Fearing
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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