Oct. 18, 2021
Jordan-Ashley Walker 757-956-3028

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Motorists encouraged to seek alternate routes while work is underway
VIRGINIA BEACH – As progress continues on the I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements Project, a series of ramp and lane closures will be in place during the coming weekends, allowing crews to safely perform bridge work and complete a new exit ramp from I-264 to Witchduck Road (exit 16).

Due to the nature and scope of this work, motorists are encouraged to prepare for delays and seek alternate routes, when possible. Plan your commute with VDOT’s free traffic information tools:
  • Follow @VaDOTHR on Twitter
  • Download the 511 smartphone app or 511-integrated Waze app.
  • Visit the 511Virginia website or dial 511 for traffic information on your phone

The following work is weather-dependent, and the schedule is subject to change.

Closure of Witchduck Road On-Ramp to I-264 East
Beginning as early as 7 p.m. on Oct. 22 and continuing consecutively through Oct. 25 at 5 a.m., crews will close the on-ramp at South Witchduck Road to I-264 east.

A signed detour will be in place during this time for motorists traveling from Witchduck Road to
I-264 east:
  • Motorists traveling northbound on Witchduck Road will utilize Virginia Beach Boulevard then Independence Boulevard to access I-264 east; and
  • Motorists traveling southbound on Witchduck Road will utilize Princess Ann Road to Baxter Road, then Independence Boulevard to I-264 east.

The ramp from southbound Witchduck Road to I-264 east was previously shifted onto a temporary alignment in March 2020 to allow for milling, grading and paving at this location. Next week's weekend ramp closure will allow crews to shift the ramp onto its final, permanent alignment.

Opening of New Off-Ramp from I-264 East
During the above ramp closure, crews will also be working on the new, adjacent off-ramp from I-264 east to Witchduck Road, which will open to traffic as early as Oct. 25 at 5 a.m., weather and schedule permitting.

With the opening of the new off-ramp, the existing off-ramp will close to traffic permanently.

This new traffic pattern will require eastbound motorists to exit I-264 just beyond the bridge over the former Norfolk-Southern railroad tracks and then travel down the new ramp before turning to access either north- or southbound Witchduck Road or traveling straight to access Grayson Road.

The new ramp is built on what was previously a portion of Greenwich Road, which was closed to traffic earlier this year.
Multiple Lanes Closed on I-264 East, With Ramp Closures Also Scheduled
Beginning as early as 7 p.m. on Oct. 22 and continuing through 5 a.m. on Oct. 25, crews will implement a series of multi-lane closures on I-264 east for milling and concrete work on the I-264 bridge just west of the Witchduck Road interchange.

Starting as early as 7 a.m. on Oct. 23-24, two center lanes on I-264 east, just before the Witchduck Road (exit 16) interchange, will close to traffic. The double-lane closure will leave three lanes -- two left lanes and one right lane -- open to traffic while the work is underway.

To help facilitate this work, the 64 Express Lanes, which would typically be open to eastbound traffic, will be closed Oct. 22 from 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. and Oct. 23 from 7 p.m. to 10 a.m. Also in conjunction with this work, the following ramps will be closed for the safety of workers and motorists, as early as 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. on Oct. 23-24:

  • The flyover ramp from I-64 west to I-264 east (inside set) (exit 284B); and
  • The ramp from I-64 east to I-264 east (exit 284A)

Traffic on I-264 east from Norfolk will be shifted to the collector-distributor road (outside set) during this time to get around the lane closures. The I-64 ramps to the collector-distributor road (the Newtown Road exits) will remain open to traffic.

This lane/ramp closure schedule and traffic pattern will be repeated the following weekend, Oct. 29 to Nov. 1.
The above rendering, courtesy of the Virginia Department of Transportation, shows the Witchduck Road interchange with I-264 in its final configuration upon completion of the I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements Project.
For more information on the improvements coming to the I-64/I-264 Interchange and the Newtown and Witchduck ramps, visit www.i64i264improvements.org. Subscribe here for updates and travel alerts.
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