Friday, December 1, marked the on-time and on-budget completion of the $122 million I-64 Widening Segment I construction project, spanning approximately 5.6 miles, from west of Jefferson Avenue to just east of Yorktown Road in Newport News.
After breaking ground on Segment I in September 2015, crews worked tirelessly around the clock to construct an additional 12-foot travel lane and 12-foot shoulder in each direction on I-64, as well as:
- Repaired and widened four bridges at Fort Eustis Boulevard and the Lee Hall Reservoir
- Demolished and reconstructed two brand new bridges at Industrial Park Drive
- Lengthened the on- and off-ramps at Fort Eustis Boulevard
- Constructed starfish-stamped noise walls along the interstate
- Added low-maintenance landscaping throughout the median and corridor.
The project was delivered in only 22 months and on budget, with thanks to Shirley Contracting's hard work, and the design-build model chosen to streamline the delivery of all three segments of the I-64 Widening Project.