September 2017
Heavy equipment at work on Sept. 21 along I-64 east where a new, wider off-ramp will be built for traffic heading to I-264 east and the Newtown and Witchduck Road interchanges.
Workers place a segment of the new box culvert running along I-264. The structure will handle water flow from a tidal creek that had to be relocated for the project.
A boring machine drills into the earth where steel cable tiebacks will be inserted to anchor the sheet piling in place. The area within the sheet piling must be excavated to create the space necessary to drill and erect the columns that will support the new I-64 off-ramp.
A crew at work inside the formwork of a pier cap. Traffic on I-264 passes in the background.
VDOT Discusses Project With Civic League
As part of VDOT's continuing public outreach on the project, Area Construction Engineer James Klotz, Project Manager Salvija Hofheimer and Communications Specialist Dave Forster spoke in September to the civic league that borders much of the job site.

VDOT attended the evening meeting on Sept. 11 at the invitation of the River Forest Shores/Wayside Manor/Easton Place Civic League. About 40 residents attended to hear the presentation, share concerns and ask questions.

Businesses, residents and organizations are invited to contact Forster to inquire about arranging similar presentations. Reach him at 757.925.2583 or at
Progress Report and Look Ahead

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

Recently Completed:

  • Drilled shaft foundations, columns and cap beams for bridge piers from Curlew Drive to Newtown Road


  • Densified Aggregate Piers (DAPS) at the I-64 west approach to Curlew Drive overpass
  • Box culvert extension midway between Curlew Drive and Kempsville Road
  • Constructing retaining walls M and P at the I-64 west approach to Curlew Drive overpass near Ivor and Edison avenues
  • Culvert construction at the infield between I-264 east and Exit 15A to Newton Road
  • Maintaining erosion and settlement control measures


  • Installing outfall for South Newtown Road retention pond across Pleasant Point Drive

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


  • The due date for construction bids was moved to November. The contract award is scheduled for Dec. 6, followed by Notice to Proceed on Jan. 19, 2018.
Traffic Impacts
Lane Closures:

  • There are currently no scheduled travel lane closures on the interstates. Shoulders along I-64 west and a portion of I-264 east are closed for construction.

  • A weekend closure of southbound Kempsville Road at the I-264 underpass is scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 6-8. Traffic will be detoured to Newtown Road during this closure. Subscribers to this newsletter will receive a travel advisory next week as the closure draws near.
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