High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Systems

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HOV - Hampton Roads: When and Where

Interstate 264 - Virginia Beach and Norfolk
Interstate 64 - Norfolk and Chesapeake
I-64 - Hampton and Newport News

Occupancy: HOV-2 (two or more people)
Virginia Beach / Norfolk / Chesapeake
Naval Station Norfolk / Peninsula

Approximately 15 miles to Naval Station and 20 miles to Peninsula

The far right shoulder lane on I-264 is open to traffic during HOV hours only. The left lane is painted with a restricted lane diamond for HOV lanes on I-264 and parts of I-64. Reversible barrier-separated HOV lanes  on I-64.


  • I-264 West toward the Naval Base and downtown Norfolk - weekdays, 6-8 a.m.
  • I-64 West toward the Naval Base - Weekdays:
    • 12am-6 a.m., open to all traffic
    • 6-8 a.m., HOV-2 lanes
    • 8-11 a.m., open to all traffic
    • 11 a.m.-1 p.m., closed to all traffic
  • I-64 West toward the Naval Base - weekends, 1 p.m. Sunday -  6 a.m. Monday, open to all traffic
  • I-264 East toward Virginia Beach - weekdays: 4 - 6 p.m., HOV-2 lanes
    I-264 lanes open to all traffic during all other times.
  • I-64 East toward Chesapeake and Virginia Beach - weekdays:
    • 1 - 4 p.m.: Open to all traffic
    • 4 - 6 p.m.: HOV-2 lanes
    • 6 - 11 p.m.: Open to all traffic
    • 11 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.: Closed to all traffic / On Friday it remains open to all Eastbound traffic until 11am on Sunday (as noted below)
  • I-64 East from the Naval Base - weekends, 6 p.m. Friday - 11:00 a.m. Sunday, open to all traffic
  • I-64 East and West in Newport News and Hampton
    Between the Bland Boulevard overpass/Jefferson Avenue and Hampton Roads Center Parkway Weekdays
  • 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. - HOV-2 lanes
  • 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. - HOV-2 lanes
    HOV-2 restrictions are in both directions. I-64 lanes on the Peninsula are open to all traffic during all other times.

Any questions?

Contact the Virginia Department of Transportation Hampton Roads District at: hamptonroadsinfo@VDOT.Virginia.gov

Page last modified: Oct. 26, 2017