Interstate 64 Capacity Improvements -- Segment I
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
Lengths and Limits
From 0.50 miles east of Route 238, Yorktown Road (Exit 247) to 1.55 miles west of Route 143, Jefferson Avenue (Exit 255)
Bruce Duvall, P.E.
About the Project
The I-64 Widening Project is the first operationally independent segment of the widening of Interstate 64 (I-64) in Newport News.The purpose and need of this proposed widening project is to provide immediate congestion relief to the roadway corridor. The proposed improvements include the addition of one 12-foot wide travel lane and one 12-foot wide shoulder in each direction to widen this four-lane section of I-64 to a six-lane section.
This 5.49 mile corridor of I-64 ties into an eight-lane interstate system to the east and is currently the most congested section of the I-64 Peninsula corridor. The widening is expected to occur in the median of the existing interstate, limiting the amount of right of way required to construct the project and avoid impacts to existing interchanges.
The proposed improvements will not preclude the ultimate eight-lane widening of this corridor, as identified by the Preferred Alternative in the Final Environmental Impact State (FEIS). Existing bridges within the corridor will be widened to the inside, providing the same typical section as the roadway. These improvements will increase capacity, minimize geometric and structural deficiencies, provide more lanes for evacuation and improve safety by reducing congestion and improving vehicular level of service.
On June 20, 2013, the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) approved a resolution that endorses the project and recommends adding an additional lane in each direction between Jefferson Avenue (Exit 255) and Humelsine Parkway (Exit 242).
VDOT has determined that the use of Design-Build contracting will expedite delivery and ensure timely authorization of federal funding. The Design-Builder will be able to perform final design, right of way acquisition and utility relocation and some construction activities concurrently. This project contributes to the Preferred Alternative and contributes to the Purpose and Need elements outlined in the FEIS.
The proposed schedule is as follows:
- Issue Request for Qualifications: Spring 2014
- Issue Request for Proposals: Summer 2014
- Execute Contract: Winter 2014
- Complete Project: Winter 2018
UPC 104905/Project: 0064-965-264, P101, R201, C501, B616, B617, B618, B619, B620, B621, D601, D602