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 April 21 to April 27.

**VDOT will lift most lane closures for holiday travel from noon Friday, April 19 until noon Tuesday, April 23. However, motorists may encounter exceptions, in bold below.**

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.org, download the 511VA smartphone app, or dial 511.

Bridges

Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel, I-664
  • Alternating single-lane closures north:
    • April 23-25, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Alternating single-lane closures south:
    • April 23-25, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, I-64
  • Alternating single-lane closures:
    • Eastbound April 23-25, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Westbound April 23-25, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
High Rise Bridge, I-64
  • Single-lane closure westbound April 24, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

I-64

I-64 Widening Project, Newport News/York County/James City County
Segment II
  • Overnight alternating double-lane closures possible on I-64 west and east:
    • April 22-26, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., between exit 242 (Route 199) and exit 243 (Route 143/Busch Gardens)
  • Daytime single-lane closures possible on I-64, from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m., between exit 247 (Lee Hall) and exit 242 (Route 199) as follows. One lane will remain open to traffic at all times:
    • Westbound April 22-23
    • Eastbound April 22-26
  • Full ramp closures on I-64 with signed detours in place, April 22-26, starting as early as 7 p.m. at the following ramps: (**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)
    • I-64 east and west to Route 143 (exit 243B)
    • Route 60 on-ramp to I-64 east and west
    • I-64 east and west to Route 199 west (exit 242A)
    • I-64 east and west to Route 199 east (exit 242B)
    • Route 199 east and west on-ramps to I-64 east and west
    • I-64 east and west to Yorktown Road/Jefferson Avenue (exit 247)
    • Jefferson Avenue (Route 143) on-ramps to I-64 east and west
    • Yorktown Road (Route 238) on-ramp to I-64 east
Segment III
  • Alternating single-lane closures on I-64 east and west from Route 199 Lightfoot (exit 234) to Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242) April 23-25, starting as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. and April 26, from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m.
    • Temporary stoppages possible April 23-26 between midnight and 5 a.m.
  • Day and nighttime consecutive lane closures under flagger control on Lakeshead Drive at the I-64 overpass, continue this week for bridge work and Dominion Energy utility relocations. Motorist and emergency vehicle access will be maintained at all times.
  • 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 alternating single-lane closures both directions between South Military Highway and Greenbrier Parkway:
    • April 23-25 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • April 26 from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
64 Express Lanes
  • The 64 Express Lanes will be closed April 23-24, from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m and April 25, from 8 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
I-64
  • The off-ramp from I-64 west to George Washington Highway south (exit 296-B) in Chesapeake, April 23-25 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • A consecutive full ramp closure from the northbound LaSalle Avenue on-ramp to I-64 east in Hampton continues until summer 2019 for bridge repair work. Starting the week of April 22, a full westbound closure will be in place on Armistead Avenue beneath the I-64 overpass for up to 6 weeks. Find project and detour information here.

I-264

64/264 Interchange Improvements Project, Norfolk/Virginia Beach
  • Full closure of I-264 east collector-distributor road (outside lanes) between Military Highway and Newtown Road. Detour at I-64/264 interchange to Indian River Road. Mainline I-264 east will remain open. (See the full release here.):
    • April 23-25, from 10 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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