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

VDOT's list of weekly lane closures (WYDaily/ Courtesy of VDOT)
(WYDaily/ Courtesy of VDOT)

Drivers in Hampton Roads can expect closures on water crossings, interstates and notable detours for the week of Oct. 6 to Oct. 12.

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 511Virginia.org, download the 511VA smartphone app, or dial 511.


Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, I-64
  • Single-lane closures from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.:
    • westbound on Oct. 7-10
    • eastbound on Oct. 8

Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel, I-664

  • Mobile, alternating single-lane closures southbound on Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.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 Oct. 7-12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Coleman Bridge, Route 17

  • Mobile, alternating single-lane closures in both directions on Oct. 7-8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


I-64 Southside Widening – High Rise Bridge, Chesapeake

  • Full closure of I-64 west from US-17/George Washington Highway (exit 296) to I-464 (exit 291) from Oct. 5 at 11 p.m. to Oct. 6 at 6 a.m., with a detour in place for westbound traffic. Eastbound traffic (toward Suffolk) will not be detoured. Backup date: 11 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6 to 4 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7.
  • Alternating single-lane closures on I-64 in both directions between South Military Highway and Greenbrier Parkway:
    • Oct. 6-10, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Oct. 11, from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
    • Oct. 12, from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m.
I-64 Widening Project, Newport News/York County/James City County
Segment II
  • Overnight single-lane closures on I-64 west, between Route 60/Busch Gardens (exit 243A) and Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242), Oct. 8-9, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Full ramp closures on I-64 with signed detours in place, as follows:
    • I-64 west to Route 143 (exit 243B), Oct. 6, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • I-64 west to Route 60/Busch Gardens (exit 243A), Oct. 7, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • I-64 west to Yorktown Road/Jefferson Avenue (exit 247), Oct. 8, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Route 60 on-ramp to I-64 west, Oct. 8, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • I-64 west to Route 199 east (exit 242B), Oct. 9, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • I-64 west to Route 199 west (exit 242A), Oct. 10, 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) Oct. 6-11, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. westbound and from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. eastbound.
  • Overnight lane closures under flagger control on Lakeshead Drive at the I-64 overpass, Oct. 9-10, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Motorist and emergency vehicle access will be maintained at all times.
  • 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 Express Lanes

  • Express lanes will be closed:
    • Oct. 6-10, from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.


  • Double-lane closure on I-64 west from Indian River Road (exit 286) to the Twin Bridges in Norfolk, Oct. 8-10, from 8 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. 7-12, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Full ramp closure on I-664 south off-ramp to Powhatan Parkway (exit 2) on Oct. 6, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • Double lane-closures on I-664 south:
    • from Aberdeen Road (exit 3) to 35th Street (exit 5), on Oct. 6, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • at Powhatan Parkway (exit 2), on Oct. 6-8, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. (starting at 10 p.m. on Sunday.)


I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements Project, Norfolk/Virginia Beach

  • Double-lane closure of the I-264 east mainline/inside set from Military Highway (exit 13) to Newtown Road (exit 15) beginning Oct. 4 at 10 p.m. through Oct. 7 at 5 a.m. (See the full release here.)
  • Single-lane closure of I-64 east from I-264 to Twin Bridges from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Oct. 7-12.
  • Full closure of I-264 east collector-distributor lanes (outside set) from Military Highway (exit 13) to Newtown Road (exit 15) from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Oct. 7-11.
  • Double-lane closure on I-264 east from Newtown Road (exit 15) to Witchduck Road (exit 16) on Oct. 6-11 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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 Mangalonzohttp://wydaily.com
John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) 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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