The I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements Phase I project is nearing a construction milestone as the contractor prepares the new I-64 west exit and off-ramp to receive traffic. The traffic shift, which is expected to occur in early 2019, will require a weekend detour at the I-64 west off-ramp to I-264 east (Exit 284B), and at the I-264 east exit to Newtown Road.
To complete the work necessary to shift traffic, motorists traveling from I-64 west to I-264 east and from I-264 east to Newtown Road will be detoured for an entire weekend:
- The detour for the I-64 west ramp to I-264 east (Exit 284B) will direct traffic to take the next exit (Exit 284A) and continue to ride the interchange cloverleaf ramps until they exit to I-264 east from I-64 east.
- The detour for Newtown Road (Exit 15A) will direct traffic to Witchduck Road (Exit 16) and back to Newtown Road via Virginia Beach Boulevard.
After the traffic shift, vehicles will be using the newly constructed I-64 west ramp and a new I-264 east collector-distributor road serving Newtown Road. While this shift will move traffic to new pavement and bridge structure, motorists should not expect a noticeable change in traffic conditions, as portions of the project, including additional lanes that will add capacity when the work is complete, remain under construction.
More detail for these detours will be shared when the work is scheduled. The fixed completion date for the I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements Phase I project is scheduled for October 2019.