VIRGINIA BEACH – As construction continues on Phase II of the I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements Project, contractor crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation will perform paving and striping operations this weekend on I-264 east.
Motorists should plan for temporary traffic shifts and progressive, multi-lane closures on I-264 east from Military Highway (exit 13) to Witchduck Road (exit 16), scheduled to begin as early as Friday, June 3, at 7 p.m. through Monday, June 6, at 5 a.m. If possible, seek alternate routes. Always stay alert when traveling through a work zone.
Nighttime work, starting as early as 7 p.m. on June 3-5, will require up to three eastbound travel lanes closed, leaving two travel lanes scheduled to be open at all times through this corridor. Daytime work, starting as early as 5 a.m. on June 4-5, will require single- and double-lane closures.
Motorists should stay in their travel lanes and avoid lane changes when driving through the work zone.
Beginning as early as June 5 at 5 a.m., crews will implement a traffic shift, from Military Highway (exit 13) to just east of Newtown Road (exit 15), that will split traffic on I-264 east into three lanes on the left and two lanes on the right, with the two center lanes closed. This temporary configuration, which will be in place through Monday, June 6, at 5 a.m., will require all traffic planning to exit at Witchduck Road (exit 16) to utilize the collector-distributor lanes (outside set) instead of mainline I-264 east (inside set) while the center, double-lane closure is in place. Detour signage will be in place throughout the corridor.
Also as part of this work, the I-64 Express Lanes (reversible roadway) will be closed to all traffic beginning June 3, at approximately 6 p.m. through June 5, at 11:30 a.m., when the roadway will open to westbound traffic.
Motorists traveling Monday morning on I-264 east near the Greenwich Road flyover will encounter the new lane configuration, which will shift mainline traffic approximately 24 feet to the left.
This work is weather-dependent, and the schedule is subject to change. Motorists should stay alert and be mindful of crews working alongside the roadway at all times.