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Aug. 15, 2023

LONG-TERM TRAFFIC SHIFT ON I-64 WEST AT HAMPTON RIVER BRIDGE TO BEGIN FOR EXPRESS LANES HAMPTON SEGMENT CONSTRUCTION

Westbound traffic on I-64 to shift onto eastbound Hampton River bridge as early as Aug. 20

HAMPTON – Starting as early as overnight Sunday, Aug. 20, motorists on I-64 west will encounter a new traffic pattern between Settlers Landing Road/Woodland Road (exit 267) and LaSalle Avenue (exit 265) as construction of the Hampton Roads Express Lanes (HREL) Hampton Segment continues. As part of this long-term traffic configuration, traffic on I-64 west will be shifted onto the eastbound Hampton River bridge to allow for construction of the westbound bridge. I-64 east traffic will remain on the eastbound Hampton River Bridge, with barriers in place to separate the two directions of traffic.

In order to complete this traffic shift, the on-ramp from Settlers Landing Road/Woodland Road to I-64 west will be closed on Sunday, Aug. 20 between as early as 9 p.m. to as late as 5 a.m., with a signed detour in place. 

Additionally, the continuous, single-lane closures on I-64 east and west that began in July between Settlers Landing Road/Woodland Road (exit 267) and Rip Rap Road have been extended to west of Lasalle Avenue (exit 265). These closures, reducing the corridor from three travel lanes to two in each direction, are estimated to be in place into 2026. Additional traffic shifts will occur as the Hampton River bridges undergo construction.


Single-lane closures may also occur in the project area from west of Mallory Street (exit 268) to LaSalle Avenue (exit 265A) during off-peak travel hours during the daytime and overnight hours.  


Visit the project site to learn more about construction updates, traffic impacts and to sign-up to receive project updates: https://64expresslanes.org/under_construction/hampton.asp.

 

Motorists are encouraged to use I-664 as an alternate route to avoid the work area when possible and are reminded to use caution when traveling near work zones, obey posted speed limits, be alert to digital message signs and drive distraction-free.  


The HREL Hampton Segment will ultimately become a part of the overall HREL Network, a continuous, 46-mile network of Express Lanes in each traffic direction on I-64, from east of Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News to the I-64/I-264/I-664 Bowers Hill interchange in Chesapeake. The HREL Network is designed to transport more motorists through the region while helping to alleviate congestion and allowing motorists more travel options.  

 

Motorists should plan their drive with VDOT’s free traffic information tools: 

  • Download the 511Virgina app. 
  • Visit the 511Virginia website or dial 511 for traffic information on your phone.

 

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