Just in time for the summer season, the Virginia Department of Transportation is finishing up segment II of the Interstate 64 widening project.
When segment II is complete — VDOT hopes that will be late spring or early summer — three new lanes will be open in both east and westbound directions, VDOT wrote in a news release Tuesday.
The third lane in the eastbound direction just opened Monday. The third westbound lane could be open as early as Wednesday.
Starting this week, VDOT will close some lanes and sections of the interstate to finish the project segment, which stretches about seven miles from .54 miles east of exit 247 up past exit 242.
Noise barriers have already been installed and landscaping is in the works. Crews are finalizing paving the final surface layer to “create a smooth riding surface throughout the corridor,” VDOT said.
At least one travel lane will be open in each direction during the closures.
As segment II comes to a close, road crews are also working on segment III, which runs between exits 242 and 234.
Drivers will see more construction activity in the median between those exists, including clearing trees and grubbing.
Check back with WYDaily each week for a list of lane and ramp closures.
Clarification: A previous version of this article said two travel lanes will be open in each direction during the closures. VDOT has since clarified their news release to say at least one travel lane in each direction will be open during closures.