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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 Nov. 1-7.

This list covers full closures of interstates, ramps, bridges and primary roads, and single-lane closures at the bridge-tunnels and the 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

Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge Tunnel, I-664:

  • Single-lane closures southbound on Nov. 2-4 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

HRBT Expansion Project:

  • For lane closures and project updates related to the HRBT Expansion Project, visit
High Rise Bridge, I-64:
  • Single-lane closures eastbound on Nov. 1-4 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

James River Bridge, Route 17:

  • Mobile, single-lane closures:
    • Northbound on Nov. 1-4 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Southbound on Nov. 2-6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • 15-minute stoppages in both directions on Nov. 4-5 at 11 a.m. and 1 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 Widening Segment III Project, York County:

  • Single-lane closures on I-64 east and west from Route 199/Lightfoot (Exit 234) to Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (Exit 242) Nov. 1-5, 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:

  • Alternating, single-lane closures on I-64 in both directions between South Military Highway (Exit 297) and Greenbrier Parkway (Exit 289):
    • Nov. 2-5, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Nov. 6, from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
    • Nov. 7, from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m.
    • Nov. 8, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Click here full list of project traffic alerts.

I-64, Express Lanes:

  • Full closure of I-64 Express Lanes in both directions on Nov. 4-5 from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.

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

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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