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As new sections of Colonial Parkway and Lakeshead Drive bridges are completed, traffic shifts are scheduled for I-64 widening project

Newly widened eastbound I-64 bridge over Colonial Parkway where the first traffic shift will be taking place as early as Nov. 8. (WYDaily/Courtesy of VDOT)
Newly widened eastbound I-64 bridge over Colonial Parkway where the first traffic shift will be taking place as early as Nov. 8. (WYDaily/Courtesy of VDOT)

As new sections of Colonial Parkway and Lakeshead Drive Bridges are completed, traffic shifts are scheduled for I-64 widening segment three project.

Here’s what you need to know.

Motorists traveling I-64 this month are advised to use extra caution due to a shift in traffic patterns, according to a news release from VDOT.

The next traffic shifts pertaining to the I-64 widening project will happen overnight as early as Nov. 8. This shift will affect eastbound traffic on I-64, moving traffic left to the newly constructed bridge span lanes over Lakeshead Drive and Colonial Parkway, weather permitting.

Work crews will then alternate single-lane closures in this section of the corridor on I-64 east, starting as early as 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following day, as well as implement brief stoppages overnight to transition the traffic safely to the new lanes.

A second shift is currently scheduled to take place on I-64 at the same overpass bridge locations in the westbound direction. This shift will start overnight as early as Nov. 15, as weather and schedule permits.

This shift will also use the same overnight alternating single-lane closures and brief stoppages the night of the shift.

VDOT officials stressed all project work and scheduled closures are dependent upon weather conditions.

Motorists are encouraged to plan their commute by using the 511 smartphone app, or 511-integrated Waze app. Motorists can also visit the 511 Virginia website or dial 511 for traffic information.

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