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Feb. 8, 2013
5 P.M. UPDATE: EMERGENCY POTHOLE REPAIR ON I-264 EAST CONTINUES
Lanes reduced in Norfolk to make repairs
NORFOLK –Contractor crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) are currently performing emergency pothole repairs on Interstate 264 east from Waterside Avenue to Broad Creek Bridge. Motorists should expect lanes to be reduced in this area through rush hour and are advised to use an alternate route. Crews are patching potholes using cold-mix asphalt, a temporary material used to fill potholes quickly during the winter. Beginning this weekend, crews will be able to switch pothole patching materials from cold-mix to hot-mix asphalt to make more permanent repairs.
Contractor crews will continue pothole patching throughout the weekend following this schedule:
Friday Evening, Feb. 8, 2013:
(Currently): I-264 east from Waterside Avenue to Broad Creek Bridge
(after rush hour): I-264 eastbound Waterside to Broad Creek Bridge
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 (Day and Night):
I-264 east from Waterside Drive to First Colonial Road
I-264 west from First Colonial Road to Waterside Drive
Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 (Day and Night):
I-264 east from Waterside Drive to Laskin Road
I-264 west from Laskin Road to Waterside Drive
I- 64 east from the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel (HRBT) to Indian River Road
Meanwhile, work will begin this spring to rehabilitate the aging pavement on this section of I-264 east. The three lanes of I-264 east exhibiting the issues are slated for large-scale repairs. Until then, interstate maintenance crews will continue applying temporary patches to fill potholes. Here is a link to the project website: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/interstate_264_concrete_project.asp
For more information on potholes, visit: http://www.virginiadot.org/info/faq-potholes.asp .
Motorists are encouraged to visit www.511virginia.org, call 511 or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016 for current traffic and travel information.
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