HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - Attention, commuters! The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is scheduled to perform paving and striping operations on I-264 east in Norfolk and Virginia Beach this weekend.
This is part of the continuing construction on Phase II of the I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements Project.
Drivers are advised to plan for temporary traffic shifts and progressive, multi-lane closures on I-264 east from Military Highway (exit 13) to Witchduck Road (exit 16), which scheduled to begin as early as 7 p.m. on Friday, June 3 and continue through 5 a.m. Monday, June 6.
If possible, seek alternate routes, and always stay alert when traveling through a work zone.
VDOT says nighttime work, starting as early as 7 p.m. on June 3-5, will require up to three eastbound travel lanes closed, leaving two travel lanes scheduled to be open at all times through this corridor. Daytime work, starting as early as 5 a.m. on June 4-5, will require single- and double-lane closures.
Drivers should stay in their travel lanes and avoid lane changes when driving through the work zone.
Beginning as early as 5 a.m. on Sunday, June 5, crews will implement a traffic shift from Military Highway (exit 13) to just east of Newtown Road (exit 15) that will split traffic on I-264 east into three lanes on the left and two lanes on the right, with the two center lanes closed. This temporary configuration, which will be in place through 5 a.m. Monday, June 6, will require all traffic planning to exit at Witchduck Road (exit 16) to use the collector-distributor lanes (outside set) instead of mainline I-264 east (inside set) while the center, double-lane closure is in place. Detour signs will be in place throughout the corridor.
Also as part of this work, the I-64 Express Lanes (reversible roadway) will be closed to all traffic beginning at approximately 6 p.m. June 3 through 11:30 a.m. June 5, when the road will open to westbound traffic.
People traveling Monday morning on I-264 east near the Greenwich Road flyover will encounter the new lane configuration, which will shift mainline traffic approximately 24 feet to the left.
This work is weather-dependent, and the schedule is subject to change. Motorists should stay alert and be mindful of crews working alongside the roadway at all times.