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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 July 14-20.

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.

Ramps

  • I-64: Full ramp closure from I-64 west to George Washington Highway (296A), July 17-18, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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

  • George P. Coleman Bridge, Route 17: Alternating single-lane closure northbound and southbound, July 15-16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • 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 14-18 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. westbound and from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. eastbound
  • Daytime lane closures under flagger control on Lakeshead Drive at the I-64 overpass, on July 15-19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Motorist and emergency vehicle access will be maintained at all times.
  • Daytime lane closure under flagger control on Rochambeau Drive at Bruton High School on July 15-19 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Motorist and emergency vehicle access will be maintained at all times.

With assistance from Virginia State Police, there will also be a series of temporary stoppages on I-64 west, lasting no longer than 20 minutes each, for bridge work at the Lakeshead Drive overpass July 18, between midnight and 5 a.m.

Effective July 1, it is against Virginia law to hold a handheld personal communications device while driving through a highway work zone. To read more about the law, click here.

Julia Marsigliano
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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