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Jan. 10, 2023
CONSTRUCTION SET TO BEGIN ON OYSTER POINT RAMP ACCESS IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT IN NEWPORT NEWS
Project designed to improve congestion through widening of two on-ramps to I-64 east
NEWPORT NEWS — Construction is set to begin this month on the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT’s) Oyster Point Ramp Access Improvements Project, designed to add capacity and improve congestion at two heavily traveled interchanges in Newport News.
The project, starting as early as Jan. 10, will widen the Interstate 64 east on-ramps located at the interchanges of J. Clyde Morris Boulevard (Route 17) and Oyster Point Road (Route 171) from single-lane ramps to two-lane ramps. These improvements will add capacity to the on-ramps, streamline flow to the interstate and provide congestion relief from overflow onto local streets during peak travel periods. Each of the on-ramps will be widened to two lanes, with traffic then merging to a single lane before entering the interstate.
During construction, motorists can anticipate some travel lane shifts within each ramp to accommodate expansion work along the shoulders. Each on-ramp is expected to remain open to traffic until final paving operations at the conclusion of the project.
VDOT awarded the $2.6 million project contract to Basic Construction Company, LLC of Newport News in late 2022. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2024.
For more information on the project and progress updates, visit http://www.virginiadot.org/OysterPointRamps or sign up for email alerts related to the project at https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/TK6Pj0W
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