Dec. 1, 2017
Sneak Peak: Rendering of New Ramps
The above rendering shows what a portion of the I-64/264 Interchange Improvements Project will look like when it is completed.

Notice the new, wider exit ramp from I-64 west rising over the City of Norfolk's light rail line before it splits into two distinct ramps:

  • Drivers who stay left will continue to mainline I-264E.

  • Drivers who want to go to Newtown or Witchduck roads will stay right, toward a new "collector-distributor" (C-D) road serving those exits.

  • Notice that prior to joining mainline I-264, the drivers who stay left travel over another road -- the start of the new C-D road serving the Newtown and Witchduck exits. This new movement removes the "weave" that drivers currently face at the I-64 west/I-264 east interchange.

The new C-D road will be extended under the Phase II project, which is scheduled to begin construction in early 2018. If drivers on this C-D road do not exit at Newtown or Witchduck, they will merge into mainline I-264 east.

A final version of the above rendering will be completed this winter and will be displayed on the project website and at VDOT's public outreach events. The final renderings will also show what is being constructed to the south and east of the above image, reflecting the entire Phase I project.
A worker finishes the concrete on a pier cap near I-264 the morning of Nov. 30, 2017.
Progress Report and Look Ahead

Phase I (I-64/I-264 to Newtown Road)

Recently Completed:

  • Temporary off-ramp 15A from I-264 to Newtown Road
  • Columns and cap beam in Kempsville Road median


  • Constructing retaining walls M and P at the I-64 west approach to Curlew Drive overpass near Ivor and Edison avenues
  • Installing Densified Aggregate Piers (DAPS) at Exit 15A from I-264 to Newtown Road
  • Maintaining erosion and settlement control measures
  • Drilled shafts, columns and cap beams Curlew to Kempsville


  • Installing outfall for South Newtown Road retention pond across Pleasant Point Drive.
  • Setting steel girders from Kempsville Road to Newtown Road behind First Baptist Norfolk
  • Installing Retaining Wall Q at Exit 15A from I-264 to Newtown Road

Phase II (I-264/Newtown Road to Witchduck Road)


  • Award of the construction contract is scheduled for Dec. 6, followed by Notice to Proceed in January 2018. The Lane Construction Corp. of Cheshire, Conn., submitted the lowest bid of$105.4 million.
  • A project open house will be held in early 2018 near the project corridor as part of VDOT's public outreach efforts. Subscribers to these updates will be notified when the event is scheduled.
Traffic Impacts
Motorists should be aware that shoulders along I-64 west and a portion of I-264 east are closed for construction.
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