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Traffic Shifts Scheduled For I-64 East In York County

YORK COUNTY—A traffic shift and closures have been scheduled, weather permitting, in the third segment of the Interstate 64 Widening Project, moving eastbound traffic on I-64 into a new traffic configuration starting from the western limits of the project near Route 199 in Lightfoot (exit 234) through the Route 143/Camp Peary interchange (exit 238) in York County.

Starting overnight as early as September 15, project crews will shift eastbound traffic in this section of the I-64 corridor from the inside lanes onto the newly paved center and right travel lanes to allow for the placement of the final surface layer of pavement on the inside lanes.

To complete the traffic shift operations, crews will alternate single-lane closures eastbound in this section of I-64 on September 15, starting as early as 9pm until 5am, as well as implement brief stoppages overnight to transition the traffic safely to the new lanes. Additionally, a full ramp closure will be in place on the Route 143/Merrimac Trail on-ramp to I-64 east on the same evening from 9pm to 5am.

As paving operations continue, additional overnight single-lane closures are scheduled for September 16 from 9pm to 5am on I-64 east from east of Route 143 (exit 238) to the eastern limits of the project at Route 199/Humelsine Parkway (exit 242).  

Additional traffic shifts and closures through the rest of the project corridor will continue to take place over the next couple of months as crews finish the final surface paving operations on both the new and reconstructed lanes, creating a smooth driving surface across all lanes by the end of the year.

Motorists are reminded to obey the reduced work zone speed limit and drive with caution when traveling in the project work zone, especially when navigating the upcoming new traffic patterns.  

For additional scheduled lane closures  and to learn more about the I-64 Widening Segment III project, please visit the project website at http://i64widening.org/learn_more/segment_3.asp.

Motorists are encouraged to plan their commute by using VDOT’s free traffic information tools:

  • Download the 511 smartphone app, or 511-integrated Waze app.
  • Visit the 511 Virginia website or dial 511 for traffic information on your phone.
  • Follow @511hamptonroads and @VaDOTHR on Twitter. 

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