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Shoulder Lane Improvements on I-264

Virginia Beach

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This three phase enhancement project will help to clearly identify the shoulder lane for the traveling public during times of use. In an effort to have motorists better utilize these lanes, improvements will include new pavement markings, signage and the removal of overgrown vegetation.


To complete these safety improvements, Lane Control Signs (LCS) will be mounted over the designated lanes on the interstate. This phase is slated to begin in late summer 2013.


These 18 Lane-Use Control Signals (LCS) will be along the entire eastbound and westbound segment of I-264. Lane-use control signals are special overhead signals that permit or prohibit the use of specific lanes of a highway or that indicate the impending prohibition of their use. Lane-use control signals are distinguished by placement of special signal faces over a certain lane or lanes of the roadway and by their distinctive shapes and symbols.
The work includes removing 10 existing dynamic message signs (DMS) that were used for the sole purpose of identifying the opening or closure of the shoulder lanes, and replacing them with the more cost-efficient and lower maintenance LCS.

Current Status

Crews have been making safety improvements to the I-264 shoulder lanes, both east- and westbound from Rosemont Road to Newtown Road since spring 2013. Vegetative control began in April, followed by the placement of 29 ground mounted signs. Crews are currently doing survey and design for the planned improvements of Lane Control Signals(LCS), signs, guardrail, along I-264 shoulder lanes, both east and westbound from Rosemont Road to Witchduck Road. Completion date is September 30, 2014.  

About Shoulder Lanes

Vegetative control began in April, followed by the placement of 29 ground mounted signs. The addition of pavement markings and high-friction surface treatments, currently being installed, will also help to identify these lanes to motorists. Crews anticipate completing these activities before Labor Day weekend 2013. To complete these safety improvements, Lane Control Signs (LCS) will be mounted over the designated lanes on the interstate. This phase is slated to begin in late summer 2013.

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