Jan. 10, 2020
RELEASE:   IMMEDIATE
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Brittany McBride Nichols 757-956-3029
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COLONIAL PARKWAY REDUCED TO SINGLE LANE DURING I-64 BRIDGE REHABILITATION AND WIDENING WORK 
The long-term, consecutive lane closure to begin as early as mid-morning Jan. 13
YORK COUNTY –  Starting after morning rush hour on Monday, Jan. 13, contractor crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) I-64 Widening Segment III Project are scheduled to begin the installation of a temporary traffic signal and consecutive lane closure on Colonial Parkway at the I-64 overpass bridges. The long-term closure will reduce Colonial Parkway to one lane, with traffic being alternated in each direction using a traffic signal. Temporary, intermittent stoppages are also anticipated to take place between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15 to install temporary concrete barriers to complete the new single-lane configuration.
 
As part of the I-64 Widening Segment III project, project crews will be rehabilitating and widening the I-64 bridges over Colonial Parkway while also working to match and maintain the existing historic aesthetics seen along the Parkway. The lane closure will allow for the safe removal of a portion of existing brickwork and construction of the new brickwork and bridge arches on the I-64 overpass bridge over and directly adjacent to the Parkway.
 
The lane closure is estimated to be in place for approximately one year. During this time, the speed limit has been reduced to 25 mph through the work zone on Colonial Parkway. 
 
All project work and scheduled closures are dependent upon weather conditions. 
 
For additional scheduled lane closures this week and to learn more about the I-64 Widening Segment III project, please visit: www.i64widening.org/learn_more/segment_3.asp .
 
Motorists are encouraged to plan their commute by using VDOT’s free traffic information tools:
  • Download the free 511 Virginia app
  • Visit the 511Virginia website
  • Dial 511 for traffic information on your phone
  • Follow @511hamptonroads and @VaDOTHR on Twitter

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