I-264 Resurfacing, Shoulder and Guardrail Upgrades-ARRA
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
Chesapeake and Portsmouth
A stimulus funded project to improve pavement conditions and extend pavement life cycle, this American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) project focuses on preserving valuable pavement assets with preventive maintenance rather than deferring work until major costly rehabilitation is required. These cost saving maintenance activities include guardrail, pavement marking and marker upgrades.
The 6.5 mile project includes patching isolated asphalt pavement failures, sealing cracks in the asphalt pavement and placing a thin hot mix asphalt concrete overlay (THMACO).
The contractor began asphalt overlay and shoulder work in Portsmouth near the Downtown Tunnel heading west toward the I-664 Bowers Hill Interchange in early 2010.
Crews will mill out the top layer of old asphalt to tie into non-overlayed paving before placing the new asphalt layer on the road. Pavement markings, markers and guardrails will also be upgraded to meet current design requirements.
The work is weather dependent causing lane and ramp closures to be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.