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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 Nov. 15-21.

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. 16-19 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Alternating, mobile, single-lane closures northbound Nov. 17-18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
High Rise Bridge, I-64:
  • Intermittent bridge openings lasting up to 20 minutes each in both directions on Nov. 16-18 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
James River Bridge, Route 17:
  • Mobile, single-lane closures southbound on Nov. 16-19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
George P. Coleman Bridge, Route 17:
  • Mobile, single-lane closures in both directions on Nov. 16-19 at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

HRBT Expansion Project:

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

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. 15-19, starting as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Traffic shift and brief, intermittent stoppages scheduled overnight starting as early as Nov. 15, on I-64 west at the Lakeshead Drive and Colonial Parkway overpass bridges. Click here for the full traffic alert.
  • Lane closures under flagger control on Lakeshead Drive at the I-64 overpass Nov. 18-19, from 8 a.m. to 4 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):
    • Nov. 16-19, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Nov. 20, from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
    • Nov. 21, from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m.
    • Nov. 22, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Full closure of the off-ramp from I-64 east to George Washington Highway (Exit 296A) on Nov. 16 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

I-64, Express Lanes:

  • Full closure of I-64 Express Lanes in both directions on:
    • Nov. 15-19, from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
    • Nov. 16, from 9-11:30 a.m.
    • Nov. 21-22, from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

I-664, Newport News:

  • Intermittent full closures of various ramps on I-664 north on Nov. 13-15 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Off-ramp to Roanoke Avenue (Exit 4)
    • On-ramp from Chestnut Avenue to I-664 north
    • Off-ramp to Aberdeen Road (Exit 3)
    • On-ramp from Aberdeen Road to I-664 north
    • Off-ramp to Power Plant Parkway / Powhatan Parkway (Exit 2)
    • On-ramp from Power Plant Parkway to I-664 north

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

  • Alternating, multi-lane closures in both directions of I-264 from Newtown Road (Exit 15) to Witchduck Road (Exit 16) on Nov. 15-20 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., with more than two lanes closed no earlier than 9 p.m.
  • Single-lane closure on I-64 east at the I-264 interchange on Nov. 15-20 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

I-264, Norfolk:

  • Full closure of I-264 west between Tidewater Drive and City Hall Avenue on Nov. 15-18 from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.
  • Full closure of the off-ramp from I-264 west to City Hall Avenue (Exit 10) on Nov. 15-17 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.
  • Full closure of the on-ramp from Tidewater Drive to I-264 west on Nov. 18-19 from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m.

I-95, Emporia:

  • Brief, intermittent stoppages lasting 20 minutes on I-95 in both directions near Emporia on Nov. 17 from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Brief, intermittent stoppages lasting 20 minutes on Route 58 in both directions near I-95 interchange on Nov. 17 from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Intermittent full closure of the on-ramps to I-95 in both directions from Route 58 on Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Intermittent full closure of the off-ramps from I-95 in both directions to Route 58 (Exit 11) on Nov. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Julia Marsigliano
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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 julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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