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Know before you go: VDOT’s list of weekly lane closures

VDOT’s list of weekly lane closures for Hampton Roads and the Historic Triangle. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of VDOT)

TIDEWATER — Drivers in Hampton Roads and the Historic Triangle can expect closures on water crossings, interstates and notable detours for the week of April 11-17.

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 the 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 westbound on April 12 and April 15 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Full directional closure westbound for tide gate testing on April 17 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel, I-664:
  • Mobile, single-lane closure southbound on April 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Alternating, mobile, single-lane closures northbound on April 14 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
James River Bridge, Route 17:
  • Alternating, mobile, single-lane closures in both directions on April 14-15 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
George P. Coleman Bridge, Route 17:
  • Alternating, mobile, single-lane closures in both directions on April 16 from 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

I-64, Newport News:
  • Full closure of the I-64 east collector-distributor lanes near Jefferson Avenue (Exit 255) on April 12-15 from 10 p.m. to 4 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 April 11-15 starting as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Brief, intermittent stoppages to shift traffic to new traffic pattern on the Route 143/Merrimac Trail on-ramp and acceleration lane to I-64 east beginning as early as the evening of April 14.
  • Lane closures under flagger control on Rochambeau Drive at Bruton High School April 12-16 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Lane closures under flagger control on Lakeshead Drive at the I-64 overpasses April 12-16 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 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 April 12 from 9-11:30 a.m.

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 here.
  • Alternating, single-lane closures on I-64 in both directions between South Military Highway (Exit 297) and Greenbrier Parkway (Exit 289):
    • April 12-15 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • April 16 from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
    • April 17 from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m.
    • April 18 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

I-264

I-64 / I-264 Interchange Improvements Project, Norfolk/Virginia Beach:
  • Single-lane closure on I-64 east at the I-264 interchange on April 11-16 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Ongoing, consecutive right shoulder closure on I-264 east at the overpass just before Witchduck Road (Exit 16)
  • Alternating, nighttime, single-lane closures on northbound Witchduck Road at the I-264 overpass. Click here for the full traffic alert.
  • Full closure of the on-ramp from Newtown Road to I-264 east on:
    • April 11, 17 and 18 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • April 12-16 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Alternating, multi-lane closures of I-264 in both directions from Newtown Road (Exit 15) to Witchduck Road (Exit 16) on April 11-17 from as early as 7 p.m. to as late as 10 a.m., with two or more lanes closed no earlier than 9 p.m.
  • Multi-lane, progressive lane closures on I-264 in both directions beginning April 9, as well as brief, intermittent slow rolls with stoppages of up to 20 minutes in both directions of I-264. Click here for the full traffic alert.
I-95, Emporia:
  • Full closure of the off ramp from I-95 north to Route 58 east (Exit 11A) on April 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
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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