I-64 Southside Widening and High Rise Bridge Expansion Project
Traffic Alert
REMINDER: Overnight Detour on I-64 Westbound (towards Virginia Beach) near the High Rise Bridge, October 5-6
As construction of the new High Rise Bridge advances, motorists can expect a traffic shift on I-64 westbound (towards Virginia Beach) near the base of the High Rise Bridge beginning the first weekend in October (pending weather or unforeseen circumstances).

Both lanes of westbound (towards Virginia Beach) traffic on I-64 between the foot of the High Rise Bridge and the Great Bridge Boulevard overpass will be shifted towards the median onto new pavement. This new road alignment and traffic pattern will allow crews to work adjacently to the roadway on the construction of the new high rise bridge.

To prepare for this upcoming traffic shift, westbound (towards Virginia Beach) traffic will be temporarily detoured beginning at 11 p.m. on Saturday, October 5 to 6 a.m. on Sunday, October 6 with assistance from Virginia State Police and Chesapeake City Police . (Backup date: 11 p.m. on Sunday, October 6 to 4 a.m. on Monday, October 7.)

Motorists traveling westbound on I-64 will be detoured at Exit 296 (US-17/ George Washington Highway) and continue on the following detour:
  • Left on George Washington Highway (US-17 North)
  • Right on S. Military Highway (US 460)
  • Cross the Gilmerton Bridge
  • Exit right to 464 S
  • Exit 1A to 64 W (towards Virginia Beach) 
  • Continue on 64 W

Additional single lane closures will be utilized during off-peak hours to complete this traffic shift and can be found on the traffic alerts page .

Motorists should follow roadway detour signage and expect delays or take alternate routes. As always, motorists are encouraged to slow down and pay careful attention while driving through the construction zone. Please stay tuned to our project website for more information about this upcoming traffic shift and traffic impacts.

Eastbound traffic (towards Suffolk) will not be detoured.

For a full listing of traffic alerts, visit the traffic alert page .
For more information including traffic alerts and construction timelines, visit the project website at 64highrise.org.

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  • Visit the 511Virginia website or dial 511 for traffic information on your phone
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