Thursday, November 30, 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 and the Peninsula can expect closures on water crossings, interstates and notable detours for the week of Jan. 10-16.

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

Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, I-64:
  • Alternating, single-lane closures westbound on Jan. 11-14 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel, I-664:
  • Single-lane closures southbound on Jan. 11-15 starting as early as 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

HRBT Expansion Project:

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

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, Newport News:

  • Full closure of the Route 143 (Jefferson Avenue/Merrimac Trail) on-ramp to I-64 west, located west of Yorktown Road (Exit 247), Jan. 10-11 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 234) to Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (Exit 242) as needed Jan. 10-14 starting as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Lane closures under flagger control on Rochambeau Drive west of Route 143/Camp Peary (Exit 238) Jan. 11-12 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Lane closures under flagger control on Lakeshead Drive at the I-64 overpasses Jan. 11-14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Lane closures under flagger control on Fenton Mill Road from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.:
    • Between Barlow Road and Route 199/Newman Road (Exit 234) Jan. 11-15
    • West of Route 199/Newman Road (Exit 234) Jan. 12 and Jan. 15
  • Brief, intermittent stoppages lasting up to 20 minutes each on Colonial Parkway near the I-64 overpasses Jan. 11 between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
  • New Traffic Pattern: The consecutive, long-term lane closure under traffic signal control on Colonial Parkway at the I-64 overpass to reopen to two-way traffic beginning as early as Jan. 15.
  • 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 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 Express Lanes, Norfolk:

  • Full closure of the I-64 Express Lanes in both directions on:
    • Jan. 9-10 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Jan. 11 from 9-11:30 a.m.

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):
    • Jan. 11-14 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Jan. 15 from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
    • Jan. 16 from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m.
    • Jan. 17 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Click here full list of project traffic alerts.

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

  • Multi-lane closures in both directions of I-264 between Newtown Road (Exit 15) and Witchduck Road (Exit 16) on Jan. 15 starting as early as 8 p.m., through Jan. 18 at 5 a.m., as well as additional traffic impacts, including:
    • Consecutive, single-lane and shoulder closure on I-264 east starting 8 p.m. on Jan. 15 through 5 a.m. on Jan. 18;
    • All but one lane closed on I-264 east no earlier than 11 p.m. on Jan. 16 through 7 a.m. on Jan. 17;
    • Brief, intermittent slow rolls with stoppages of up to 20 minutes in both directions of I-264, starting as early 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 17
    • *The above work was originally scheduled to occur on Jan. 8-11 and was postponed due to inclement weather.
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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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