PROJECT UPDATE
November 8, 2018
SAVE THE DATE: SEGMENT III MEETING
Learn More about Plans for Segment III of the I-64 Widening Project
Design-build contractor, Shirley Contracting Company will host a second public information meeting for the I-64 Widening Segment III project at Bruton High School on November 14, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The meeting will be held in a open-house style format with members of the design-build team and VDOT representatives on hand to share current project information, including final design plans and construction schedule.

Construction on the 8.25 mile project, spanning from approximately 1 mile west of the Route 199/Lightfoot exit (exit 234) to 1 mile west of the Humelsine Parkway/Marquis Center Parkway (exit 242), kicked off in August with shoulder strengthening operations. Last month, westbound traffic shifts began with traffic being shifted to the outside lane and shoulder to allow for median clearing and construction of the new travel lane.
TRAFFIC SHIFTS BEGIN IN SEGMENT III
New Traffic Patterns Begin Westbound on I-64

Westbound traffic shifts began overnight on October 29, on I-64 Segment III, starting from the eastern project limits near Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242) to just past Route 143/Camp Peary (exit 238). These shifts are expected to continue for the next few weeks, up through the western limits of the project near Route 199/Lightfoot (exit 234).

Traffic will be shifted to the outside lane and shoulder to allow for clearing in the median and construction of the new travel lane.

For more weekly traffic information, visit the Project Traffic Alerts page.
SENSORS INSTALLED IN PAVEMENT LAYERS
First Two Phases of Instrumentation Installed in Segment II to Study Innovative Pavement Recycling Processes
In Segments II and III of the I-64 Widening Project, VDOT is utilizing environmentally-friendly processes called Cold Central Plant Recycling and Full Depth Reclamation that are estimated to save a total of $15 million.

In October, research instrumentation was installed in the Full Depth Reclamation sub-base layer and Cold Central Plant Recycling Material layer of the new right travel lane being constructed. The rest of the sensors will be installed in the top surface asphalt layer this spring. This 40-foot section of instrumentation sensors will assist researchers with VDOT's research division, the Virginia Transportation Research Council, to study the performance of the pavement recycling techniques and observe performance during its service life and quantify the response to truck loading. By confirming the performance of these sections during the service life, VDOT will be able to efficiently implement these recycling techniques on other projects.

For more information on Full Depth Reclamation and Cold Central Plant Recycling on the I-64 Widening Project, visit our website at www.i64widening.org/learn_more/pavement_recycling_methods.asp.
UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Segment II Work Activities
Recently Completed
  • Completed east- and westbound traffic shifts to newly constructed travel lanes throughout project corridor to allow for reconstruction of the existing lanes. Once the reconstruction phase is complete, a 2-inch layer of surface mix asphalt will be placed on both the new and reconstructed lanes, which will create a smooth surface across all lanes.
  • Installation of research instrumentation in the base and subbase pavement layers.
  • Shifted the traffic configuration at eastbound Busch Gardens ramp (exit 243).

Current Status:
  • Performing traffic shift at eastbound Route 199 (exit 242) exit ramps and westbound Route 199 on-ramps. 
  • Continue maintenance work throughout corridor, including pothole and roadway repairs.
  • Placement of open graded drainage layer and cold central plant recycling materials on former existing lanes between Busch Gardens (exit 243A) and Route 143 (exit 243B)
  • Removal of existing pavement concrete and shoulder pavement from former eastbound lanes in the eastern section of the project corridor. 
  • Bridge repairs and construction at the nine interstate bridges.
  • Form, rebar, pour (FRP) operations on eastbound Jefferson Avenue bridges
  • Removal of existing anchor bolts, bearing replacements at Yorktown Road bridges
  • Punchlist items at Burma Road and Penniman Road bridges
  • Placing latex overlay at the Exit 243B Ramp bridge and Yorktown Road bridges
  • Installation of guardrail in the western end of the project corridor.
  • Full depth reclamation (FDR) operations on existing lanes between the Busch Gardens exit (exit 243) and the eastern project limits near Route 199 (exit 242). 
  • Paving operations on reconstructed lanes including placement of:
  • Subbase layer of cement-treated crushed concrete
  • Base layer of Cold Central Plant Recycling Material (CCPRM)
  • Open graded drainage layer
  • Surface asphalt
  • Installation of pipe and drainage structures in the median.
  • Drilling, pouring drilled shafts, staging and prepping posts for sound wall.

Upcoming Work Activities:
  • Maintenance work throughout the project corridor.
  • Completion of bridge widening and repair activities on the Exit 243B Ramp bridge and the bridges over Yorktown Road, Jefferson Avenue, Burma Road, and Penniman Road. 
  • FDR operations, and placement of CCPRM and asphalt in existing lanes.
Segment III Work Activities

Recently Completed
  • Completed all eastbound and westbound outside shoulder strengthening.

Current Status:
  • Design development ongoing.
  • Performing utility test holes.
  • Westbound traffic shifts underway.
  • Relocation and installation of temporary guardrail.
  • Installation of temporary construction signs.
  • Barrier installation underway westbound.

Upcoming Work:
  • Construction barriers installed in the eastbound direction and median work.
  • Eastbound traffic shifts.
  • Speed limit reduced to 55 mph following median barrier placement.
TRAVEL INFORMATION
Lane Closures:
Each week's scheduled lane and ramp closures can be found on the project website on the Traffic Alerts page. 

Weeknight east- and westbound single-lane closures on I-64 take place on Sundays through Thursdays, beginning as early as 7 p.m. and ending by 5 a.m. the following morning between Yorktown Road (exit 247) and Route 199/Lightfoot (exit 234).

All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions.

Alternate Routes:
Avoid the backups and find alternate routes around the work zone by viewing the  Alternate Routes Map now available on the I-64 Widening web site.
REDUCED SPEED AHEAD
   Please obey the reduced 55 mph speed limit which is in effect 24/7 in both the east- and westbound work zones of the project between Yorktown Road (exit 247) and Humelsine Parkway/Marquis Center Parkway (exit 242).