The Phase I project is nearing another major milestone with the new I-64 west ramp to I-264 east expected to open in late summer.
The ramp will add capacity at the interchange and remove a conflict point by elevating traffic from the I-64 west ramp over the I-264 east collector-distributor road and placing motorists directly onto mainline I-264 east. This new traffic pattern will eliminate the jockeying that occurs between drivers leaving I-264 for Newtown Road and those merging onto I-264 from I-64 west.
The new ramp could open to traffic in late July or early August after several weeks' worth of lane striping work.
After the ramp opens, the Phase I contractor will finish construction on mainline I-264 east, which will bring additional capacity to the interchange, and continue work on the sound wall beside I-64 east (Wall R) near Kidd Boulevard, among other items. Project completion is scheduled for late October.