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Shoulder Lane Improvements on I-264

Virginia Beach

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Summer 2013

Est Completion Date
December 2014

Locality
Virginia Beach

District
Hampton Roads

Contact
VDOT Public Affairs
757-925-1660

Project Details

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 began in late summer 2013.

These 20 Lane-Use Control Signals (LCS) will be along the entire eastbound and westbound segment of I-264 from Rosemont Road to Witchduck Road. 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 new LCS will display a green down arrow indicating the shoulder lane is open or a red X symbol to indicate the shoulder lane is closed. A third symbol consisting of a diagonal yellow down arrow may be approved by the Federal Highway Administration for experimental testing. If approved, this symbol would communicate the need for road users to merge into an adjacent lane. 

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

Vegetative control, placement of 29 ground mounted signs and the addition of pavement markings and high-friction surface treatments were installed in 2013 to help identify these lanes to motorists. To complete these safety improvements, Lane Control Signs (LCS) will be mounted over the designated lanes on the interstate. This phase began in late summer 2013 and is currently scheduled for completion December 31, 2014.

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