Sunday, December 3, 2023

You might want to be aware of these new traffic patterns on I-64 in York County

(WYDaily/Courtesy of VDOT)
(WYDaily/Courtesy of VDOT)

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.

For additional scheduled lane closures and to learn more about the project, click 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.

Follow @511hamptonroads and @VaDOTHR on Twitter.

John Mangalonzo
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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