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Know before you go: VDOT weekly lane closures

The Virginia Department of Transportation is finishing up segment II of the Interstate 64 widening project. (WYDaily/Courtesy of VDOT)
The Virginia Department of Transportation is finishing up segment II of the Interstate 64 widening project. (WYDaily/Courtesy of VDOT)

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

As a result of VDOT’s I-64 widening project certain ramps and lanes will experience closures from April 21 through April 27.

Lane closures

  • Overnight alternating double-lane closures I-64 west and east from April 22-26, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., between exit 242 (Route 199) and exit 243 (Route 143/Busch Gardens).
  • Daytime single-lane closures possible on I-64, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., between exit 247 (Lee Hall) and exit 242 (Route 199) as follows. One lane will remain open to traffic at all times, Westbound April 22-23, Eastbound April 22-26.
  • Alternating single-lane closures on I-64 east and west from Route 199 Lightfoot (exit 234) to Route 199 Humelsine Parkway (exit 242) April 23-25, starting as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. and April 26, from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Temporary stoppages possible April 23-26 between midnight and 5 a.m.
  • Day and nighttime consecutive lane closures under flagger control on Lakeshead Drive at the I-64 overpass, continue this week for bridge work and Dominion Energy utility relocations. Motorist and emergency vehicle access will be maintained at all times.

Ramp closures

There will be full ramp closures along I-64 with signed detours in place from April 22-26 starting at 7 p.m. in the following locations:

  • I-64 east and west to Route 60/Busch Gardens (exit 243A)
  • I-64 east and west to Route 143 (exit 243B)
  • Route 60 on-ramp to I-64 east and west
  • I-64 east and west to Route 199 west (exit 242A)
  • I-64 east and west to Route 199 east (exit 242B)
  • Route 199 east and west on-ramps to I-64 east and west
  • I-64 east and west to Yorktown Road/Jefferson Avenue (exit 247)
  • Jefferson Avenue (Route 143) on-ramps to I-64 east and west
  • Yorktown Road (Route 238) on-ramp to I-64 east

A consecutive, long-term full ramp closure on Route 143 Merrimac Trail north to I-64 west continues. Traffic will follow detour signage in place directing motorists to the Route 143 south on-ramp to I-64 west during the closure.

Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doironhttp://wydaily.com
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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