What happened to the lane markers on part of I-264?

Posted at 11:38 PM, Jan 14, 2015

Virginia Beach, Va. - Lane markers are missing on a section of I-264 westbound causing some confusion for drivers.

The markers are missing near Rosemont Road and Lynnhaven Parkway, making it tough to see which lane drivers are in, especially in the dark and rain.

NewsChannel 3 took action to find out when the lines would be replaced. VDOT declined an on-camera interview request, but a reporter spoke with the contractor, Curtis Contracting.

"It's just time of year issues right now," said Bill Richards, the construction manager at the contractor, when asked why the lines weren't there. "I seriously know of nothing else to do until I get adequate weather to do this work."

He says it's been too damp and cold lately, so the paint won't stick.  A spokesperson from VDOT said the department is working with Curtis Contracting to get the work done by next week.

The construction going on is part of the I-264 rehabilitation project, which was started after major pothole issues on the interstate.