VIRGINIA BEACH –
Motorists traveling on I-264 east the morning of Monday, Feb. 10, will notice a new traffic pattern, with all eastbound lanes near the TopGolf facility shifted about 25 feet to the right in preparation for upcoming median construction.
Crews have been working for several weeks to prepare for the shift, with the final implementation of the change occurring overnight on Sunday, Feb. 9.
Starting as early as 7 p.m. Sunday through 5 a.m. Monday, motorists should expect alternating multi-lane closures between Newtown Road (exit 15) and Witchduck Road (exit 16), as well as a slow roll with traffic stoppages of up to 20 minutes starting as early as 11 p.m. This will allow crews to implement the traffic shift safely and efficiently.
The backup date for this shift is Monday, Feb. 10, starting as early as 7 p.m., through Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 5 a.m.
Anyone traveling along I-264 east while the shift is being implemented should slow down, be prepared for the new alignment and pavement markings, and be mindful of crews working alongside the interstate.
Once the work is complete, motorists will be driving on a temporary new pavement alignment, with all lanes of I-264 east in the vicinity of TopGolf shifted approximately 25 feet to the right. The existing number of lanes will be maintained. As part of this shift, the left and right shoulders of I-264 east in this area will be closed through summer 2020.
This traffic shift, which will be in place for several months, allows crews to safely prepare for and begin Greenwich Road flyover construction activities in the median of I-264, including the erection of steel bridge girders in late spring/early summer 2020.
The Greenwich Road flyover, once completed, will carry traffic from Greenwich Road near TopGolf over I-264 to connect with Cleveland Street on the north side of the interstate.