HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – The Virginia Department of Transportation will begin a major restoration project along portions of Interstate 264 and Interstate 64 in April.
VDOT says the Interstates 64 and 264 Pavement Rehabilitation Project is one of its top priorities in 2014-15, and more than $128 million in construction funding has been committed.
Major construction is set to begin in April and will target some of the “most troubled sections of concrete pavement on the interstate highway in Hampton Roads, resulting in an increase of pavement life by 15 years or more for over 163 lane-miles of distressed eastbound and westbound segments” of the interstates in Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
The project includes the following:
- I-64 from Little Creek Road Bridge to Bridge over Curlew Drive and I-264 from Claiborne Avenue Bridge to Broad Creek Bridge
- Distance: 10 miles | 67 lane miles
- I-64 HRBT to Little Creek Road Bridge
- Distance: 5 miles | 20 lane miles
- I-264 Railroad Bridge West of Witchduck Road to Parks Avenue
- Distance: 12 miles | 76 lane miles
The construction includes installation of pavement overlay, concrete patching, minor drainage improvements and adjustments to medial barriers and guardrails, VDOT said.
“This interstate restoration project is needed for the Hampton Roads region,” said VDOT Hampton Roads District Administrator James S. Utterback. “VDOT is aware of the urgency to refurbish this highway, and our commitment is to make this project a top priority so that motorists can soon experience a safe and smooth roadway throughout their daily travels.”
Most of the work will be done during the off-peak driving times, during overnight hours between 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. VDOT says weekend closures, if necessary, will be limited and announced in advance.