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

Work continues on the new I-64 west exit lanes and off-ramp on December 13, 2018, before final paving. (Southside Daily Photo/courtesy of Dave Forster/VDOT)
Work continues on the new I-64 west exit lanes and off-ramp on December 13, 2018, before final paving. (Southside Daily Photo/courtesy of Dave Forster/VDOT)

Drivers in Hampton Roads can expect closures on water crossings, interstates and notable detours for the week of March 3 to March 9.

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, or dial 511.

Bridges

Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel, I-664
  • Single-lane closure south, with stoppages up to 20 minutes possible
    • March 3-7, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • March 8, 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
    • March 9, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Single-lane closures north
    • March 3-7, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • March 8, 10 p.m. to midnight
    • March 9, from 11 p.m. to midnight
  • Full closure northbound, with a detour to the James River Bridge
    • 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Saturday, March 9
    • 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday, March 10
Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, I-64
  • Single-lane closures west, March 5-7 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Berkley Bridge, I-264
  • Alternating single-lane closures north and south, March 4-7, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
James River Bridge, Route 17
  • Alternating single-lane closures north and south, March 4-6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

I-64

I-64 Widening Project, Newport News/York County/James City County
Segment II
  • Full ramp closures on I-64 with signed detours in place, March 3-7, as follows: (**All ramps will not be closed at the same time to maintain access to the detour routes.)
    • 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.
  • Traffic shifts are scheduled to continue overnight starting March 4, on I-64 west,starting from west of Jefferson Avenue bridge (exit 247) working towards the eastern project limits (0.54 miles east of exit 247) over the next week, weather permitting. Traffic will be shifted to the right and center travel lanes.
  • Alternating single-lane closures on I-64 east and west from Colonial Parkway to Lee Hall (exit 247) March 3-9, starting as early as 8 p.m. until 5 a.m eastbound, and as early as 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. westbound.
Segment III
  • Single-lane closures on I-64 east and west from Route 199 Lightfoot (exit 234) to Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242), March 3-7, starting as early as 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning.
  • 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 – High Rise Bridge
  • I-64 single-lane closures both directions between South Military Highway and Battlefield Boulevard, March 3-7, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., and March 8, from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
64 Express Lanes
  • The 64 Express Lanes will be closed to traffic March 4-5, from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m., and again March 6, from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
I-264
  • Double and triple lane closures March 4-7, as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. on I-264:
    • East, from Witchduck Road to Rosemont Road
    • West, from Rosemont Road to Independence Boulevard
  • Full ramp closures at the Witchduck Road and Independence Boulevard south on-ramps to I-264 east on March 4-7, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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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