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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 Aug. 9-15.

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:

  • Alternating, single-lane closures eastbound on Aug. 9-10 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Alternating, single-lane closures westbound on Aug. 11 and Aug. 13 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

HRBT Expansion Project:

  • For lane closures and project updates related to the HRBT Expansion Project, visit

Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel, I-664:

  • Single-lane closure northbound on Aug. 10 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Single-lane closures southbound on Aug. 11-13 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
James River Bridge, Route 17:
  • Alternating, mobile, single-lane closures in both directions on Aug. 12-13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
George P. Coleman Bridge, Route 17:
  • Alternating, mobile, single-lane closures in both directions on Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.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) and MLK Expressway (Route 164).

I-64 Express Lanes:

  • Full closure of I-64 Express Lanes in both directions on Aug. 10 from 9-11:30 a.m.

I-64 Widening Segment III 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) Aug. 9-13, starting as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • A consecutive, long-term full ramp closure and diversion on the existing Route 199 west on-ramp to I-64 west in Lightfoot continues. Westbound traffic on Route 199 follow detour signage in place directing motorists to a new temporary median crossover to access the Route 199 east on-ramp to I-64 west during the closure.
  • 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:

For a full list of on-going traffic impacts and lane closures, visit the project traffic alerts page:

  • Alternating, single-lane closures on I-64 in both directions between South Military Highway (exit 297) and Greenbrier Parkway (exit 289):
  • Aug. 10-13, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Aug. 14, from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Aug. 15, from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Aug. 16, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m
  • Continuous detour on Shell Road at the I-64 overpass through Aug. 24. For more information,

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

  • Alternating, double-lane closures on I-264 east from Newtown Road (exit 15) to Witchduck Road (exit 16) on Aug. 9-14 starting as early as 7 p.m. through 5 a.m.
  • Alternating, single-lane closure on I-264 west from Witchduck Road (exit 16) to Newtown Road (exit 15) on Aug. 9-14 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Ongoing nightly closures and detours on southbound Newtown Road at the I-264 interchange, South Witchduck Road northbound, and Grayson Road at South Witchduck Road. Click here for the full traffic alert:
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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