I-64 Southside Widening and High Rise Bridge Expansion Project
Reminder: OVERNIGHT Detour on I-64 near the High Rise Bridge this Weekend December 8-9
Pile Driving Operations Under the Existing Bridge

As part of the ongoing construction of the new high rise bridge, motorists can expect a FULL ROADWAY CLOSURE AND DETOUR on I-64 near the High Rise Bridge on the following dates:

  • Sunday, December 8, at 11 p.m. to Monday, December 9, at 4 a.m.
  • Saturday, December 14, at 11 p.m. to Sunday, December 15, at 6 a.m.
  • Sunday, December 15, at 11 p.m. to Monday, December 16, at 4 a.m.

Motorists traveling on I-64 Westbound (towards Virginia Beach) 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
  • Cross the Gilmerton Bridge
  • Exit right to 464 S
  • Exit 1A to 64 W (towards Virginia Beach) 
  • Continue on 64 W

Motorists traveling on I-64 Eastbound (towards Bowers Hill) will be detoured at Exit 291A to I-464

  • Exit 291A to I-464
  • Exit 2 to Military Highway (US-13)
  • Left on S. Military Highway (US-13 South)
  • Cross the Gilmerton Bridge
  • Exit right to I-64

All construction schedules are pending weather or unforeseen circumstances.
I-64 Southside Widening and High Rise Bridge Project featured on Chesapeake Television

Click here  to watch an interview with Project Director Mike Prezioso on Chesapeake Television, the local cable TV station for the City of Chesapeake. 
Traffic Impacts | Lane Closures

  • A full list of traffic impact and lane closures can be found on the website: Traffic Alerts

  • Alternating single-lane closures on I-64 in both directions between South Military Highway (exit 297) and Greenbrier Parkway (exit 289)
  • December 8-12, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • December 13, from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • December 14, from 8 p.m. to 9 a.m.

  • Full closure and detour of I-64 east and west near the High Rise Bridge on the following dates. See full news release here
  • Sunday, December 8, at 11 p.m. to Monday, December 9, at 4 a.m. 
  • Saturday, December 14, at 11 p.m. to Sunday, December 15, at 6 a.m.  
  • Sunday, December 15, at 11 p.m. to Monday, December 16, at 4 a.m.  

  • Full closure of the I-464 south off-ramp (exit 1B) to I-64 east on December 9-11 from 11 p.m. to 4 a.m.

  • With construction progressing, residents and businesses can expect additional noise due to pile driving and other construction activities in the close vicinity of the various construction sites. Excessive loud noise activities will be ceased between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. the following morning. To see the construction schedule and map, click here.

Lane Reduction at Military Highway Under the I-64 Overpass

  • Southbound Military Hwy has been reduced to one lane where it passes under I-64 in Chesapeake beginning December 2019. This will allow crews to widen I-64 over Military Highway.
Restricted Access at Libertyville Road and Bainbridge Blvd Intersection 

  • There is currently restricted access to Bainbridge Boulevard from Libertyville Road. Additionally, there will be no turns from Bainbridge Boulevard onto Libertyville Road. Motorists traveling on Bainbridge Boulevard will be able to continue straight through the Libertyville Road intersection. 

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For more information including traffic alerts, construction timelines and other information, visit the project website at 64highrise.org.

For information on lane closures necessary for maintenance and construction throughout Hampton Roads, drivers can visit   511Virginia.org , download the   511VA smartphone app , or dial 511 .