PROJECT UPDATE
June 2019
New 64W Ramp to 264E Opening Soon
Above, construction advances on the new two-lane I-64 west ramp to I-264 east on June 14. The road that splits off to the right of the ramp in the photo brings motorists to the new I-264 east collector-distributor road that opened to traffic earlier this year. (Trevor Wrayton/VDOT)
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.
Kempsville Road Update
The Phase I contractor is planning one more week of nightly closures in both directions on Kempsville Road the week of July 8, leading into a full weekend closure that Friday to Sunday (July 12-14) to complete pier and slope protection work, and install sidewalks and curbs. The schedule tentatively calls for removing the temporary barrier from the median of Kempsville Road and milling and paving the road by the end of July.
Greenwich Flyover Progress
The above photo shows construction in mid-June of the bridge abutments for the Greenwich Road flyover, which will cross over I-264 near Top Golf. At the bottom right, cranes are positioned on a trestle the Phase II contractor built to work over the lake, a portion of which the flyover will span before it connects to Cleveland Street on the north side of I-264. Construction of the flyover is scheduled for completion in 2020.
Exit 15B to Newtown Road Taking Shape
Excavation work continues on the new ramp from I-264 east to Newtown Road north (exit 15B). The exit is being rebuilt to improve its geometry, making it easier for motorists exiting I-264 to merge onto Newtown Road. The loop will also contain a stormwater pond and feature other drainage improvements.

Exit 15A was temporarily modified last year to allow traffic to access Newtown Road north while the new exit 15B is under construction.
Cleveland Street Update
Work to relocate water lines on Cleveland Street began in late June and will continue for the next several weeks. This work will occasionally require single-lane closures and flagging operations for traffic near the intersection of Cleveland Street and Clearfield Avenue.
Progress Report and Look Ahead


Recently Completed:

  • Concrete deck pours for the I-64 west ramp to I-264 east
  • Guard rail installation on I-64 west
  • Overhead sign structure installation on I-64 west
  • Sound wall panel installation along I-64 west
  • Jack and bore installation of 60-inch stormwater pipe under Curlew Drive
  • Stabilization seeding of laydown area on South Newtown Road
  • Clearing and grubbing near I-64 east for sound wall construction
  • Bridge demo and reconstruction over Kempsville Road

Ongoing:

  • Finishing bridge deck construction on I-64 west ramp to I-264 east
  • Removing I-264 east median barrier
  • Kempsville Road pier protection and final curb, sidewalk and pavement repairs
  • Preparations for jack and bore 60-inch stormwater pipe under I-64 near Curlew
  • Construction, grading, seeding and landscaping of stormwater ponds 6 and 7
  • Maintaining erosion and settlement control measures

Upcoming:

  • Lane striping on I-64 west exit and ramps from Twin Bridges to interchange
  • Waterline work under Curlew Drive, followed by sidewalk/curb installation and milling, paving and striping the roadway
  • Soil stabilization between I-64 east and Kidd Boulevard for construction of soundwall (Wall R)


Recently Completed:

  • Trestle construction over lake near Cleveland Street for construction of Greenwich flyover
  • Milling, paving of Newtown Road at I-264
  • Pile-driving behind Top Golf for new bridge over I-264

Ongoing:

  • Utility relocation under Newtown and Greenwich roads
  • Excavating for stormwater management at Newtown and Witchduck
  • Pile-driving and installation of quad box culvert near Top Golf
  • Storm drainage installation at Newtown Road and along I-264 east behind Marriott hotel
  • Pile-driving near Cleveland Street for new bridge over I-264
  • Waterline relocation at Cleveland Street and Clearfield Avenue
  • Maintaining erosion and settlement control measures

Upcoming:

  • Drilled shaft foundations and columns in Newton Road median
Traffic Impacts
  • Kempsville Road is scheduled to close nightly in both directions near the I-264 underpass the week of July 8, leading into a full weekend closure that Friday to Sunday (July 12-14). Traffic will be detoured to Newtown Road.

  • Motorists will encounter recurring daytime single-lane closures on Newtown and Greenwich roads, as well as flagging operations on Greenwich Road, when traveling through the project area. The Newtown Road lane closures will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., and the Greenwich Road lane closures between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.

  • Motorists may encounter lane reductions and flagging operations on Cleveland Street while utility relocation work is underway.

  • Shoulders along I-64 and I-264 are also closed for construction. Motorists should also expect night-time lane closures on the interstates when traveling through the project area.
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