VIRGINIA BEACH –
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has reached a significant milestone in Phase II of the I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements Project -- setting the girders for the Greenwich Road flyover that will carry traffic over the interstate and connect Greenwich Road with Cleveland Street on the north side of I-264.
This major step toward completion of the flyover will require nightly detours first of westbound, then of eastbound I-264 traffic between Newtown Road (exit 15) and Witchduck Road (exit 16)
beginning as early as the night of Saturday, July 11, through as late as the night of Thursday, July 30
While lane closures and other traffic impacts will begin each night on I-264 as early as 7 p.m., the full directional closure will be in place
each night from
midnight to 5 a.m.,
with the exception of some weekend nights when the work could start
as early as 10 p.m. until as late as 7 a.m.
These closures will allow crews to erect over I-264 the steel girders, which are horizontal beams that support the bridge deck.
I-264 Closure Schedule and Detours
The nightly full closure of westbound I-264 will begin as early as the evening of
Saturday, July 11
. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate, parallel routes between Witchduck and Newtown roads using Virginia Beach Boulevard between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., with the full closure of westbound I-264 being implemented nightly at midnight until 5 a.m.
The nightly full closure of eastbound I-264 will begin as early as the evening of
Saturday, July 18. Motorists are encouraged to use alternate, parallel routes between Newtown and Witchduck roads using Virginia Beach Boulevard between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., with the full closure of eastbound I-264 being implemented nightly at midnight until 5 a.m.
Because the girder setting and full directional closures are weather- and schedule-dependent,
VDOT will provide regular status updates during the course of the work via social media as well as digital signage throughout the corridor
Crews with VDOT have been working in the median of I-264 for several months to prepare for setting the girders. Motorists traveling through the area should continue to use caution, obey the speed limit and be mindful of crews working alongside the road.
Phase II of the I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements Project is scheduled for completion in fall 2021.