Thursday, September 28, 2023

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. 16-22.

This list covers full closures of interstates, ramps, bridges and primary roads, and single-lane closures at the bridge-tunnels and the Berkley, Coleman, 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 closures westbound on Aug. 17-19 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 closures northbound on Aug. 16 and Aug. 20 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Single-lane closures southbound on Aug. 17-20 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.High Rise Bridge, I-64:

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 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) Aug. 16-20, starting as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m..
  • Brief, intermittent stoppages on I-64 west approximately 1 mile east of Route 199/Lightfoot (Exit 234) Aug. 19-21, starting after midnight each night.
  • Lane closures under flagger control on Lakeshead Drive at the I-64 overpass intermittently throughout the week of Aug. 18-21, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.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:

  • Alternating, single-lane closures on I-64 in both directions between South Military Highway (Exit 297) and Greenbrier Parkway (Exit 289):
    • Aug. 17-20, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Aug. 21, from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
    • Aug. 22, from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m.
    • Aug. 23, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m
  • Full closure of the off-ramp (Exit 296) from I-64 west to George Washington Highway on Aug. 18-19 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Continuous detour on Shell Road at the I-64 overpass through Aug. 24. Click here for more information.
  • Click here full list of project traffic alerts.

I-64 Express Lanes:

  • Full closure of I-64 Express Lanes in both directions on Aug. 20 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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

  • Alternating, multi-lane closures in both directions on I-264 between Newtown Road (Exit 15) and Witchduck Road (Exit 16) on Aug. 16-21 starting as early as 7 p.m., with three lanes closed no earlier than 9 p.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 more information.

I-564, Norfolk:

  • On I-564 westbound between Norfolk Naval Station Gate 3 and Terminal Boulevard: Double-lane closures on Aug. 17-21 from 9 a.m. to 4 a.m. the following day.
  • Brief, intermittent stoppages lasting up to 15 minutes each on Aug. 19-21 from 10 a.m to 2 a.m. the following day
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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