Wednesday, October 5, 2022

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

(WYDaily file)
(WYDaily file)

Drivers in Hampton Roads can expect closures on water crossings, interstates and notable detours for the week of Sept. 29 to Oct. 5.

This list covers full closures of interstates, ramps, bridges and primary roads, and single-lane closures at the bridge-tunnels and the Berkley, High Rise and James River bridges.

For information on the many other lane closures necessary for maintenance and construction throughout Hampton Roads, visit, download the 511VA smartphone app, or dial 511.


Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, I-64
  • Single-lane closures westbound on Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

James River Bridge, Route 17

  • Single-lane closures in both directions on Route 17 before the James River Bridge in Isle of Wight County on Sept. 30 – Oct. 4, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.


I-64 Widening Project, Newport News/York County/James City County
Segment II
  • Full ramp closure on I-64 west off-ramp to Route 238/Yorktown Road (exit 247) on Oct. 3, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Segment III
  • Alternating single-lane closures on I-64 east and west from Route 199 Lightfoot exit (exit 234) to Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242) Sept. 29 – Oct. 3, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. westbound and from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. eastbound.
  • With assistance from Virginia State Police, there will also be a series of temporary stoppages on I-64 east, lasting no longer than 20 minutes each, for bridge work at the Lakeshead Drive overpass, Sept. 29, between midnight and 5 a.m.
  • Overnight and daytime lane closures under flagger control on Lakeshead Drive at the I-64 overpass, Sept. 30 – Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sept. 29, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Motorist and emergency vehicle access will be maintained at all times.
  • Single-lane closures on Route 143 Merrimac Trail in both directions, Oct. 3-4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.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.

I-64 Southside Widening – High Rise Bridge

  • Alternating single-lane closures on I-64 in both directions between South Military Highway and Greenbrier Parkway:
    • Sept. 29 – Oct. 3, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Oct. 4, from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
    • Oct. 5, from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m.

I-64 Express Lanes

  • Express lanes will be closed:
    • Sept. 30 – Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


  • Double-lane closure on I-64 west from Indian River Road (exit 286) to the Twin Bridges in Norfolk, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Double-lane closures on I-64 east and west from Fort Eustis Boulevard (exit 250) to Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) in Newport News on Sept. 29 – Oct. 3, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.


  • Full ramp closure on U.S. Route 58 west on-ramp to I-664 north in Chesapeake on Oct. 3-5, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.


  • Slow rolls with stoppages lasting up to 20 minutes between 5:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and single-lane closures from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 1-3, on I-95 in both directions from Route 301 to Quarter Moon Road.

Elizabeth River Tunnels (Downtown/Midtown tunnels): Go to Elizabeth River Tunnels for maintenance schedules on the Downtown Tunnel (I-264), Midtown Tunnel (U.S. 58).

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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