Jennifer Gwaltney 757-925-2583

March 30, 2015

Signals will be activated on Tuesday, March 31

VIRGINIA BEACH – It will soon be easier for motorists to know when the shoulder lanes on Interstate 264 are open for travel. On Tuesday, March 31, 20 lane-use control signals will be activated to indicate when the use of the shoulder lanes from Rosemont Road to Witchduck Road is permitted or prohibited.

The LED overhead signals will display a red X symbol when the shoulder lane is closed, a green down arrow when the shoulder lane is open, and a diagonal yellow down arrow indicating when the lane is closing and for motorists to merge left.  The shoulder lanes are open to eastbound traffic weekdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and westbound traffic between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 a.m.

“Lane-use control signals are a traffic management strategy to help mitigate congestion during peak travel times”, said Jim Utterback, VDOT Hampton Roads District Administrator. “They are a distinct, visual way to inform motorists as to how and when to use the shoulder lanes.”

In addition to the electronic signals, 29 ground mounted static signs have been installed to notify motorists of the shoulder lane use times. Pavement markings and high friction surface treatments were also added as a means to further identify the use of the shoulder lanes. Once the signals are activated, Virginia State Police will be enforcing the restriction times for the lanes.



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