VIRGINIA BEACH – The new Greenwich Road flyover, which spans I-264 in Virginia Beach and will connect Cleveland Street with Greenwich Road, is opening to traffic as early as March 8 -- a significant milestone in Phase II of VDOT's I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements Project.
The bridge will initially open to two lanes of traffic, with one lane of traffic in each direction between Greenwich Road and Cleveland Street. This phased opening will allow the project contractor to move forward with its work to improve the five-legged Witchduck intersection, while simultaneously opening up new access for motorists from Cleveland Street to Greenwich Road.
Once the flyover opens to traffic, motorists traveling on Greenwich Road who wish to access Witchduck Road will travel across the flyover to Cleveland Street, reaching Witchduck Road on the north side of I-264 and proceeding to their intended destination. When the new traffic pattern is in place, motorists are encouraged to use caution and plan ahead when traveling through this area.
With the phased opening of the Greenwich Road flyover, crews will implement the planned, permanent closure of a portion of Greenwich Road near the intersection with Witchduck Road, adding a cul-de-sac just east of the former Norfolk Southern railroad tracks. A new I-264 east off-ramp, part of improvements to the I-264 interchange with Witchduck Road (exit 16), will be constructed in place of the recently closed portion of Greenwich Road.
When the flyover opens, turns from both directions of Witchduck Road onto Greenwich Road will be permanently restricted, and motorists on Witchduck Road will utilize Cleveland Street on the north side of the interstate to access Greenwich Road.
Directional signage will be in place throughout the corridor for approximately 90 days to assist motorists in navigating the new traffic pattern.
Ultimately, the flyover will accommodate four lanes of traffic, with two lanes of traffic in each direction. This work is expected to be completed in fall 2021, aligning with the substantial completion date of the interchange project.
The flyover's phased opening is weather-dependent and subject to change based on schedule updates.