The third of a series of traffic shifts continues this week on the third segment of the Interstate 64 Widening Project, moving traffic left from the two existing travel lanes onto the new travel lanes in the former median to allow for the full reconstruction of the outside lanes.
Starting as early as overnight Tuesday (April 28) the next scheduled traffic shift will take place eastbound on I-64, from the western limits of the project—approximately 1 mile west of the Lightfoot exit Route 199/Newman Road (exit 234)—to approximately 1.5 miles east of the Route 199/Newman Road exit, weather permitting, according to a news release from VDOT.
Crews will alternate single-lane closures in this section of the corridor on I-64 east, April 27-29 from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m., as well as implement brief stoppages overnight to transition the traffic safely to the new lanes.
Another traffic shift is estimated to take place next week, on I-64 west, from the eastern limits of the project—approximately 1 mile west of Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242)—to the Colonial Parkway overpass bridge, as weather and schedule permits, according to VDOT.
For a visual demonstration of the first new traffic pattern implemented on April 14, a video drive-through of I-64 east, between Route 143 and Lakeshead Drive, can be viewed on the VDOT YouTube account here.
All project work and scheduled closures are dependent upon weather conditions.
Motorists are encouraged to plan their commute by using VDOT’s free traffic information tools:
- Downloadthe 511 smartphone app, or 511-integrated Waze app.
- Visit the 511 Virginiawebsite or dial 511 for traffic information on your phone.
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