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

(Southside Daily Photo/courtesy of VDOT)
(Southside Daily Photo/courtesy of VDOT)

Drivers in Hampton Roads can expect closures on water crossings, interstates and notable detours for the week of Nov. 18 to Nov. 24.

VDOT will suspend most highway work zones and lift lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia for the Thanksgiving holiday from noon, Wednesday Nov. 21 until noon, Monday, Nov. 26.

This list covers full closures of interstates, ramps, bridges and primary roads, and single lane closures at the bridge-tunnels and the Berkley, High Rise and James River bridges.

For information on the many other lane closures necessary for maintenance and construction throughout Hampton Roads, visit 511Virginia, download the 511 smartphone app, dial 511 or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680AM.

Bridges/Tunnels:

Berkley Bridge, I-264
  • Single-lane closures east/west Nov. 19, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
High Rise Bridge, I-64
  • Single-lane closures east Nov. 18, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
James River Bridge, Route 17
  • Single-lane closures north/south Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
George P. Coleman Bridge, Route 17
  • Single-lane closures north/south Nov. 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Midtown Tunnel, US-58
  • Full tunnel closure US-58 east Nov. 18, 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.

I-64

Segment II
  • Full ramp closures on I-64 with signed detours in place, on Nov. 18-20, as follows:
    • I-64 east and west to Route 60/Busch Gardens (exit 243A), as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • I-64 east and west to Route 143 (exit 243B), as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Route 60 on-ramp to I-64 east and west, as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • I-64 east and west to Route 199 west (exit 242A), as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • I-64 east and west to Route 199 east (exit 242B), as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Route 199 east and west on-ramps to I-64 east and west, as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • I-64 east and west to Yorktown Road/Jefferson Avenue (exit 247), as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Jefferson Avenue (Route 143) on-ramps to I-64 east and west, as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Yorktown Road (Route 238) on-ramp to I-64 east, as early as 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
**Detour signs will be in place. All ramps will not be closed at the same time to maintain access to the detour routes.
Segment III
  • Starting overnight on Nov. 18-20, westbound traffic shifts will continue on I-64 between the Queens Creek bridges (mile marker 239) and the western limits of the Segment III Project, approximately 1 mile west of Route 199/Lightfoot (exit 234), weather permitting. Traffic will be shifted to the outside lane and shoulder to allow for clearing in the median and construction of the new travel lane.
  • A consecutive, long-term full ramp closure on Route 143 Merrimac Trail north to I-64 west will begin at 5 a.m. on Nov. 20. Traffic will follow detour signage in place directing motorists to the Route 143 south on-ramp to I-64 west during the closure.
Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel
  • Single-lane closure west, Nov. 18, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Single-lane closure east at the Willoughby bridge, Nov. 18-20, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
I-64 Express Lanes: Full closure in both directions, Nov. 19-20, 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.

I-264

I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements
  • I-264 east ramp (exit 15A) to Newtown Road will be closed for up to 15 minutes on Nov. 18-21 between 12:01 a.m. and 4 a.m.
  • Newtown Road south is closed under I-264 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Nov. 19-20. Signed detours are in place.
  • Full weekend closure of Newtown Road south at the I-264 overpass 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 16-19.
  • The left turn onto Center Drive from Newtown Road north closed until mid-November for utility relocation work at Newtown Road. Motorists will also be restricted from turning left out of Center Drive onto Newtown Road north. Signed detours will be in place for both movements.

I-664

I-664, Monitor-Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel
  • Single-lane closure south Nov. 18, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Single-lane closure north Nov. 19-20, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

I-564

I-564, Norfolk
  • I-564 east at the Runway Tunnel dual-lane closure Nov. 19-20, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • I-564 west at the Runway Tunnel dual-lane closure Nov. 19-20, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • I-564 west from I-64 to Terminal Blvd. single-lane closure Nov. 19-20, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • I-564 west at the Runway Tunnel single-lane closure Nov. 20, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
I-95: Full ramp closure. I-95 north ramp closure to Route 58 east. Signed detour will be in place:
  • Nov. 19-20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Nov. 21, 9 a.m. to noon.
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).

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