VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The opening for the new flyover ramp from I-64 W to I-264 E has been postponed, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.
VDOT said a pre-opening inspection revealed items that need to be completed prior to the ramp opening. According to VDOT, the department initially believed the outstanding items would be finished in time for the ramp to open, but after further review, additional time is needed.
“Ultimately, delivering a quality product is one of VDOT’s top priorities,” said Chris Hall, VDOT Hampton Roads district engineer. “We would rather delay the opening of the new ramp to correct these issues while the road is not under traffic.”
According to Virginia Beach City Government, the new traffic pattern will “eliminate the jockeying” that happens between drivers leaving I-264 for Newtown Road and those merging onto I-264 from I-64 W.
VDOT will announce the ramp’s new opening date once repairs are complete.
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