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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 and the Peninsula can expect closures on water crossings, interstates and notable detours for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3.

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 eastbound on Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
HRBT Expansion Project:
  • For lane closures and project updates related to the HRBT Expansion Project, visit HRBTExpansion.org.
Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel, I-664:
  • Full consecutive closure southbound from Oct. 2 at 9 p.m. through Oct. 5 at 5 a.m.
  • Single-lane closure northbound on Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
High Rise Bridge, I-64
  • Alternating, single-lane closures westbound on Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
James River Bridge, Route 17:
  • Alternating, single-lane closures in both directions on Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 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).

Interstate 64

I-64, Norfolk
  • Full closure of off-ramp from I-64 east to Newtown Road (exit 284B) on Sept. 27-29 from 9 p.m. to 5 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) Sept. 27 to Oct. 1, 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: 64highrise.org/news_and_traffic_alerts/lane_closures.asp
  • Alternating, single-lane closures on I-64 in both directions between South Military Highway (exit 297) and Greenbrier Parkway (exit 289):
  • Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Oct. 2, from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • Oct. 3, from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m.
  • Oct. 4, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
I-64, Express Lanes
  • Full closure of I-64 Express Lanes in both directions on Sept. 28 from 9-11 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 Sept. 27 to Oct. 2 starting as early as 7 p.m., with more than two lanes closed no earlier than 9 p.m., through 5 a.m.
  • Ongoing nightly closure and detour on Grayson Road at South Witchduck Road. Click here for the full traffic alert: conta.cc/30xPFAz
  • Ongoing nightly closure and detour at South Newtown Road near the I-264 interchange, through mid-October. Click here for the full traffic alert: conta.cc/2xb166Q

I-564, Norfolk:

  • On I-564 between Norfolk Naval Station Gate 3 and Terminal Boulevard Eastbound:
  • Consecutive double-lane closures eastbound from Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. to Sept. 28 at noon.
  • Single-lane closures eastbound on Sept. 26-27 and Sept. 29-30 from 8 p.m. to as late as 5 a.m.
  • Double-lane closures eastbound on Sept. 28-29 from 3 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Consecutive double-lane closures eastbound from Oct. 2 at 8 p.m. to Oct. 5 at noon.
  • On I-564 between Norfolk Naval Station Gate 3 and Terminal Boulevard Westbound:
  • Consecutive double-lane closure westbound from Sept. 25 at 9 a.m. to Sept 28 at 4 a.m.
  • Double-lane closures westbound on Sept. 29-30 from 5 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Single-lane closure on Sept. 26-27 from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Slow rolls with brief, intermittent stoppages lasting up to 20 minutes westbound on Sept. 26-27 and Sept. 29-30 from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.
  • Double-lane closures Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

I-95, Emporia:

  • Full closure of off-ramp from I-95 north to Route 58 east (exit 11A) on Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Other notable closures

Laskin Road Widening and Bridge Replacement Project – City of Virginia Beach:
  • Traffic shift implemented on westbound Laskin Road between the Hilltop North signalized intersection and First Colonial Road, at Hilltop North Shopping Center. Left turns restricted from Nevan Road onto westbound Laskin Road, as well as left turns from westbound Laskin Road onto Nevan Road. Click here for the full traffic alert: conta.cc/3mSrCHa
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John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) 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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