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Dec. 4, 2020
Motorists advised to stay alert to new traffic patterns on I-64 and Colonial Parkway starting as early as Dec.6 

YORK COUNTY – Traffic shifts are scheduled to continue next week in the third segment of the Interstate 64 Widening Project, moving I-64 traffic left from the two existing travel lanes onto the new travel lanes in the former median to allow for the full reconstruction of the outside lanes. A second shift is also scheduled to take place next week on Colonial Parkway under the I-64 overpass bridges.
Starting overnight as early as Dec. 6, the scheduled traffic shift will take place westbound on I-64, from just west of the Queens Creek Bridge to west of the Route 143/Camp Peary overpass (exit 238), weather permitting.
To complete the traffic shift operations, crews will alternate single-lane closures in this section of the corridor on I-64 west, Dec. 6, starting as early as 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning, as well as implement brief stoppages overnight to transition the traffic safely to the new lanes.
Starting overnight as early as Dec. 8, a traffic shift and brief intermittent stoppages are scheduled to take place on Colonial Parkway at the I-64 overpass bridges. Crews will shift the single-lane, which is currently alternating each direction of traffic under traffic signal control, to the south side of Colonial Parkway to allow for brickwork on the bridge to continue. 

All project work and scheduled closures are dependent upon weather conditions. 

Motorists are reminded to obey the reduced 55 mph speed limit and drive with caution when traveling in the project work zone, especially when navigating the upcoming new traffic pattern. 
For additional scheduled lane closures and to learn more about the project, please visit:

Motorists are encouraged to plan their commute by using VDOT’s free traffic information tools:
  • Download the 511 smartphone app, or 511-integrated Waze app.
  • Visit the 511 Virginia website or dial 511 for traffic information on your phone.
  • Follow @511hamptonroads and @VaDOTHR on Twitter.