I-64 Southside Widening and High Rise Bridge Expansion Project
Full Directional Closures Scheduled on I-64 Near the Great Bridge Boulevard Overpass
Nightly detours in place for demolition work to the former Great Bridge Boulevard overpass

As part of the ongoing construction of the I-64 Southside Widening and High Rise Bridge Project, motorists can expect the following full directional closures of I-64 with overnight detours to safely allow for the demolition and removal of the old Great Bridge Boulevard overpass over I-64.

  • I-64 west (towards Virginia Beach) at Route 17/ George Washington Highway: Friday, Nov. 19, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • I-64 east (towards Suffolk) at I-464 (exit 291A): Saturday, Nov. 20, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Traffic on Great Bridge Boulevard, which was shifted on to the new overpass on Thursday morning, Nov. 18, will not be impacted by this detour on I-64.
I-64 DETOUR 

Motorists traveling on I-64 west (towards Virginia Beach) will be detoured at Exit 296 (Route 17/ George Washington Highway)

  • Left on George Washington Highway (Route 17 north)
  • Right on S. Military Highway
  • Cross the Gilmerton Bridge
  • Exit right to I-464 south
  • Exit 1A to I-64 west (towards Virginia Beach) 
  • Continue on I-64 west

Motorists traveling I-64 east (towards Suffolk) will be detoured at Exit 291A to I-464

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

The bridge demolition work will also utilize overnight, single-lane closures in this area of I-64, beginning as early as 8 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21 through as late as 5 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24 and will resume on Monday, Nov. 29 at 8 p.m.

As part of the detour, the following ramps will be closed on the following dates, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

  • On-ramp from northbound George Washington Highway to I-64 west, Nov. 19 
  • On-ramp from southbound George Washington Highway to I-64 west, Nov. 19
  • On-ramp from I-464 north to I-64 east, Nov. 20
  • Off-ramp from I-464 south to I-64 east, Nov. 20

All construction schedules are pending due to weather or unforeseen circumstances. Please check the project website's Traffic Alerts page for updates.
Motorists driving in the corridor should also be alert for alternating, single-lane closures on I-64 in both directions between South Military Highway (exit 297) and Greenbrier Parkway (exit 289) Nov. 22-23 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
For more information including a full listing of project 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.