I-64/I-264 Interchange to Witchduck Road Project
Project at a Glance
Request for Proposals scheduled for 2017
Lengths and Limits
From I-64 at the Twin Bridges (over the Elizabeth River) to I-264/Witchduck Road Interchange
Norfolk and Virginia Beach
Office of Communications
Project History and Purpose
Under the current conditions, heavy congestion exists from Interstate 64 west to Interstate 264 east at the I-64/I-264 interchange.
To relieve this congestion and improve the traffic operations from westbound I-64 to eastbound I-264, a ramp widening and new system of collector-distributor (CD) roads is proposed.
The addition of a CD road will affected the existing geometry and operation of the downstream interchanges at Newtown Road and Witchduck Road.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has initiated a design contract for roadway improvements within the I-64/I-264 interchange and along I-264 through the Witchduck Road interchange.
The project will relieve congestion and improve traffic operations from I-64 west to I-264 east. A second exit lane will be added on I-64 west, and the off-ramp to I-264 east will be widened. A one-lane flyover ramp from westbound I-64 will tie into the existing eastbound I-264 CD road.
A new two-lane Collector-Distributor road will be built from I-64 to the Witchduck Road Interchange. The proposed CD road will serve the Newtown Road interchange on the southern side of I-264. The flyover ramp will allow motorists to travel from westbound I-64 to eastbound I-264 without conflicting with the movements to and from the I-264 Newtown Road interchange.
The Newtown Road and Witchduck Interchanges will be reconfigured, ramps will be widened, and a new overpass will be added that connects Greenwich Road and Cleveland Street, taking drivers to eastbound I-264.
No improvements are proposed to the northern side of I-264 or the northern side of the Newtown Road Interchange as part of this project. If funding becomes available in the future, those improvements will take place as part of a separate project.
This project has been identified as a priority by the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission (HRTAC) for future funding through the Hampton Roads Transportation Fund (HRTF).
A location and design public hearing was held on July 14, 2011, at Kempsville Elementary School. The public comment period has now closed.