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Dec. 6, 2022

Entire plan includes adding two lanes and shoulders between Richmond, Williamsburg

NEW KENT, Va. – An in-person public hearing is scheduled on Dec. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the New Kent Visitors Center at 7324 Vineyards Parkway regarding a plan to widen a portion of I-64 from mile marker 205 in Bottoms Bridge to mile marker 215, slightly more than a mile from Courthouse Road (Exit 214) in New Kent County.

The 10-mile portion in New Kent is part of a 29-mile-long project, starting at Bottoms Bridge just east of I-295, to the Lightfoot exit (mile marker 234) in the Williamsburg area. This portion – known as the GAP – is the last section of I-64 that remains four lanes.

The project adds a 12-foot travel lane in both directions and 10-foot paved shoulders on both the inside and outside lanes. The median is being used for the additional lanes and shoulders. VDOT estimates the full project will cost approximately $750 million.

Along with widening this last section, the entire 29-mile project includes multiple bridges being widened and rehabilitated on I-64, new overhead signs, new cameras to help with incident alerts, sound barrier walls, culvert and pipe repairs, and new storm drainage culverts and pipes. More information about the project may be found here.

Comments about the project may be submitted at the hearing, or submitted no later than Dec. 23, 2022, to Mr. Anthony Haverly, P.E., P.M.P., Virginia Department of Transportation c/o I-64 GAP Segment A widening, 2430 Pine Forest Drive, Colonial Heights, Va. 23834. Comments may also be emailed to Anthony.Haverly@VDOT.Virginia.gov

The meeting will be presented in an open-forum style, with no formal presentation. A link to the meeting brochure may be found here

Anyone with questions about the project may call VDOT’s customer service center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623). For the latest real-time traffic information or road conditions, call 511 or visit http://www.511virginia.org.


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