VIRGINIA BEACH – Starting as early as April 23, contractor crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation will implement a series of lane and ramp closures as well as slow rolls to remove an overhead sign structure and replace it with a new sign structure spanning I-264 as part of the I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements Project.
Motorists should expect progressive, multi-lane closures in both directions of I-264 at the Witchduck Road (exit 16) interchange on April 23 starting as early as 8 p.m., through April 25 at 5 a.m., as well as additional traffic impacts, including:
- Consecutive, double-lane closure on I-264 east starting at 10 p.m. on April 23 through 5 a.m. on April 25;
- All but one eastbound lane of I-264 and all but two westbound lanes closed no earlier than 12:01 a.m. on April 25 until as late as 7 a.m.;
- Brief, intermittent slow rolls with stoppages of up to 20 minutes in both directions of I-264, starting as early as 12:01 a.m. on April 25; and
- Full closure of the on-ramp from Witchduck Road to I-264 east from no earlier than 11 p.m. on April 24 to no later than 7 a.m. on April 25, with a detour in place utilizing Witchduck Road, Virginia Beach Boulevard and Independence Boulevard.
This work will allow crews to safely assemble and set up the crane for sign structure removal, and then to remove the structure itself, as well as the erection of a new sign structure spanning I-264. The nature of the work requires the large crane to remain staged within lane closures on eastbound I-264 for the duration of the sign removal, including during daytime hours when sign structure removal is not actively underway.
Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and seek alternate routes, if possible, during this time.
This work is weather-dependent and subject to change.