Monday, August 15, 2022

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

(WYDaily file)
(WYDaily file)

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 certain ramps and lanes will experience closures from June 30 to July 6.

*VDOT will lift most lane closures for holiday travel from noon Wednesday, July 3 until noon Friday, July 5.

While the lane closure lift is in effect for most areas, motorists may encounter semi-permanent work zones that remain in place during that time. A full listing of those lane closures can be found on VDOT’s website.

Ramps

  • 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.

Lanes

  • Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, I-64: Single-lane closure eastbound, June 30, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • James River Bridge, Route 17: Alternating single-lane closures in both directions, July 1-2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Daytime lane closure under flagger control on Rochambeau Drive at Bruton High School on July 1-3 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Motorist and emergency vehicle access will be maintained at all times.
  • Alternating single-lane closures on I-64 east and west from Route 199 Lightfoot exit (exit 234) to Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242):
    • July 1-2, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. westbound
    • July 1-2, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. eastbound
  • 64 Express Lanes closed:
    • June 29, from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
    • July 1, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m
  • I-64/I-264/I-564 HOV Diamond Lanes and 64 Express Lanes: HOV restrictions and express lanes tolls are lifted on Thursday, July 4, and HOV restrictions are not enforced on Sundays.
  • The 64 Express Lanes in Norfolk are free and open to motorists outside of normal operating hours, including Sundays.*
  • I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel: Local traffic to Virginia Beach is encouraged to use the I-664 Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel as an alternative to the HRBT. If traveling to Virginia Beach, take I-664 south to the MMMBT. Then take the Portsmouth/Norfolk exit (exit 15A) to I-264 east to Virginia Beach.*

Tips from VDOT

  • Be cautious behind the wheel. Your actions impact yourself, your passengers and everyone else on the road. Do your part in making travel safer for all:
    • If you plan to drink, have a designated driver
    • Buckle up
    • Keep your eyes on the road
    • Take a break if you are drowsy
    • Don’t drive distracted, and speak up if someone else is doing so

VDOT’s 511 app offers information about construction, traffic, incidents and congestion as well as access to traffic cameras, weather and more. The free mobile VDOT 511 app is available online. Traffic information is also available at 511Virginia.org, or by calling 511 from any phone.

To report a road problem or get answers to your transportation questions, call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) around the clock.

Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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