October 2018
Renderings show completed Phase I
These illustrations, produced by AECOM, engineer of record for Phase I, depict the improvements from both ends of the project.

In the top rendering, looking west, a new collector-distributor road serves eastbound traffic to Newtown and Witchduck roads. Farther back is the new, wider ramp from 64W to 264E.

The second rendering, looking north from Twin Bridges, shows improvements on 64W, including a two-lane exit and sound wall location.

Click each image to view it in detail. A third rendering, released previously, is at .
64/264 Phase I: Bridge deck, sound wall construction advances
The above image shows where the exit ramp from I-64 west splits into two structures: the new collector-distributor road to the left, and the new ramp to I-264 east to the right.
Ramp construction in late August, looking over the Hampton Roads Transit light rail tracks beside Curlew Drive. This rendering provides an aerial view of the same location.
The majority of foundation work for the sound wall along I-64 west was completed in late summer. Here, a crew pours concrete for another footer.
The concrete deck of the collector-distributor road looking east. I-264 east traffic is on the left.
Contractor deploys shotcrete on Phase I
Following review and evaluation by VDOT's materials division, the contractor for the Phase I improvements, Tutor-Perini Corp., was granted permission to use a construction method known as shotcrete for a portion of the project's retaining wall fascia panels.

These photos show a demonstration earlier this year by Superior Gunite, a division of Tutor-Perini, at the 64/264 project. VDOT evaluated samples to ensure they conformed to department specifications, said Hampton Roads District Materials Engineer Chung Wu.

The contractor indicated that a primary benefit of the method, which uses compressed air to apply concrete, is the time savings it can provide, Wu said. Shotcrete is used in other states and has been used in VDOT maintenance before, but this was believed to be a first for a state construction project in the Hampton Roads District, he said.
64/264 Phase II: Work continues on ground improvements, underground utilities and approach to Greenwich Road Flyover
Clearing and ground improvements have progressed between Newtown and Witchduck roads in the Phase II project under Lane Construction. Above, a subcontractor, Hayward Baker, installs 60-foot wick drains where retaining walls for the Greenwich Road Flyover will be built. The drains will allow water to escape from the soil when a surcharge of sand is placed on top to speed settlement of the existing ground. View a short animation of how the process works here .
Progress Report and Look Ahead

Recently Completed:

  • Bridge deck of B-605 (collector-distributor road)


  • Placing deck pans, reinforcing steel on B-603 (ramp to collector-distributor road)
  • Constructing box culvert at Newtown Road Exit 15A
  • Installing sound barrier footings along I-64 east
  • Installing overhead sign structure on I-64 west
  • Retaining walls M and P at the I-64 west approach to Curlew Drive overpass
  • Retaining wall Q at Exit 15A from I-264 to Newtown Road
  • Maintaining erosion and settlement control measures


  • Installing sound wall panels along I-64 east
  • Installing concrete parapet barriers on B-605 (collector-distributor road)
  • Concrete deck pour on B-602 (ramp to I-264 east)
  • Utility work at Kempsville Road

Recently Completed:

  • Widening of I-264 Exit Ramp 15A
  • Clearing and ground improvements for the Greenwich Rd flyover
  • Demolition of buildings for new on-ramp to I-264 east and new collector-distributor road


  • Excavating for stormwater management at Newtown and Witchduck
  • Installing temporary lighting on I-264 east
  • Installing traffic barrier on I-264 east
  • Relocating sewer and water lines at Newtown and Greenwich
  • Replacing 24" sanitary sewer line under Newtown Road south

Upcoming :

  • Drilled shaft foundations and columns in Newton Road median
  • Pile-driving for ground improvements, bridge over Newtown Road and box culvert extension
Traffic Impacts

The left turn onto Center Drive from Newtown Road north will close the night of Monday, Oct. 8, for as many as four weeks to allow crews to continue utility relocation work. Signs will detour traffic to Virginia Beach Boulevard.


Newtown Road south is closed at the I-264 overpass weeknights from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. through October. Signs detour traffic to Center Drive.

Full weekend closures from 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday are possible in mid- to late-October and will be announced to subscribers in advance.


Curlew Drive will be closed near the I-64 overpass from 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, to 9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, for overhead bridge work. Signs will detour traffic via Military Highway, I-264 and Newtown Road. All residences and streets off of Curlew Drive retain access.


A traffic shift is scheduled for the night of Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the I-264 east on-ramp from Newtown Road. No detours are required. The shift will allow construction to continue on a box culvert.
  • Shoulders along I-64 west and a portion of I-264 east are closed for construction.

  • Motorists should expect night-time single-lane closures on the interstates when traveling through the project area.
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