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

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

Drivers in Hampton Roads can expect closures on water crossings, interstates and notable detours for the week of June 14-20.

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.

Scheduled closures are subject to change based on weather conditions and other factors.

For information on traffic, maintenance and construction in Hampton Roads, visit Virginia Department of Transportation’s 511 website, download the 511VA smartphone app or dial 511.

Bridges & Tunnels

Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, I-64:
  • Single-lane closure eastbound on June 15-16 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Single-lane closure westbound on June 14-18 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
HRBT Expansion Project:
  • For future lane closures and project updates related to the HRBT Expansion Project, visit
Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel, I-664:
  • Single-lane closures southbound on June 17-18 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

I-64 Widening Project, York County:

  • Single-lane closures on I-64 east and west from Route 199 Lightfoot exit (Exit 234) to Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (Exit 242) June 14-18, starting as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Brief, intermittent stoppages on I-64 west between Colonial Parkway and Route 143/Camp Peary (Exit 238) June 17-18, starting after midnight each night.
  • Lane closures under flagger control on Lakeshead Drive at the I-64 overpass June 16, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • A consecutive, long-term lane closure under traffic signal control on Colonial Parkway at the I-64 overpass continues.
  • 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 Expansion:

I-64 Newport News:

  • Double-lane closure with brief, intermittent stoppages lasting up to 20 minutes each on I-64 east at the Denbigh Boulevard overpass, June 20, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

I-64 Hampton:

  •  Full ramp closures on I-64 on June 18-19 from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.:
    • I-64 west off-ramp to Mercury Boulevard/James River Bridge (Exit 263A)
    • On-ramp to I-64 east from Mercury Boulevard

I-64 Express Lanes:

  • Full closure of I-64 Express Lanes in both directions on June 15-16 from 9-11:30 a.m.

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

  • Nightly detours on South Witchduck Road northbound at the I-264 interchange. Click here for the full traffic alert. 
  • Ongoing closure with detour of southbound Newtown Road at the I-264 interchange. Click here for the full traffic alert.
  • Alternating, single-lane closure on I-264 west from Witchduck Road (Exit 16) to Newtown Road (Exit 15) on June 15-19 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Alternating, double-lane closures on I-264 east from Newtown Road (Exit 15) to Witchduck Road (Exit 16) on June 14-18 starting as early as 7 p.m.
Laskin Road Widening and Bridge Replacement Project – City of Virginia Beach
  • Traffic shift on eastbound Laskin Road from east of the Linkhorn Bay Bridge to east of Red Robin Road, starting as early as the week of June 15. Click here for the full traffic alert:
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) and MLK Expressway (Route 164).
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
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 You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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