I-264/Lynnhaven Parkway Interchange Improvements
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
$9.5 million (contract awarded)
Lengths and Limits
I-264 Lynnhaven Parkway/London Bridge Boulevard
Waterfront Marine Construction, Inc., Virginia Beach, Virginia
Hampton Roads Public Info
About the project
This American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus funded project will improve the I-264 Lynnhaven Parkway Interchange at London Bridge Road in the city of Virginia Beach.
The improvements to the I-264/Lynnhaven Parkway Interchange were designed to be constructed in two phases. The first phase consists of the design and construction of an east bound I-264 off-ramp to London Bridge Road and a west bound I-264 on-ramp from London Bridge Road. The new ramps are expected to improve traffic operations at intersections along Lynnhaven Parkway, London Bridge Road, Great Neck Road and Virginia Beach Boulevard.
The second phase consists of the design and construction plans for the improvements to the existing interchange at Lynnhaven Parkway and I-264. This phase is currently unfunded.
Operational deficiencies at the interchange where Lynnhaven Parkway intersects Interstate 264 (I-264) in the city of Virginia Beach prompted a study to evaluate and compare alternative solutions for improving the traffic operations at this interchange. Three alternatives were developed in the study. FHWA, VDOT and the city of Virginia Beach recommended the alternative currently under construction.
The existing combined traffic volumes at the I-264 eastbound off-ramps, at Lynnhaven Parkway, are 19,700 vehicles per day. The combined traffic volumes at the I-264 westbound on-ramps are 29,200 vehicles per day.
By the year 2032, without improvements to the interchange, these volumes are projected to grow respectively to 22,000 and 32,300 vehicles per day.
With the addition of the proposed London Bridge Road on- and off-ramps, projected traffic volumes at the existing I-264/Lynnhaven Parkway Interchange ramps will decrease to 14,600 vehicles per day eastbound and 22,400 vehicles per day westbound, reducing 2032 traffic volumes by approximately 32%.
Crews are currently paving the ramps and installing guardrail. They have also installed new signage to designate the placement of the ramps.
The project cost for both construction phases is approximately $18.5 million, including preliminary engineering, right-of-way and utilities, and construction. The anticipated breakdown is as follows:
Preliminary Engineering $ 3,485,567
Right of Way and Utilities $ 2,685,786
Construction $ 12,425,322
[ARRA Construction Funds $2,030,895]
(Contract Awarded to Waterfront Marine $9.5 million)
Total Project Cost $ 18,596,675