Jennifer Gwaltney (757) 925-2583

July 22, 2013

Motorists should be aware of survey work occurring in the median and shoulder

NEWPORT NEWS–Crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will be surveying to collect data along the I-64 corridor from Jefferson Avenue (Route 143) to Humelsine Parkway (Route 199) beginning July 22, 2013. The work is expected to continue through September. Motorists will see crews working around the clock as they will be performing different phases of work at varying times throughout the daytime and nighttime hours. Crews will be performing the survey activities outside of traffic lanes; however, work will be visible from the interstate.


The purpose of the survey and data collection work is to refine estimates and assess scope and budget potential for the upcoming I-64 widening project. Three separate tasks assignments have been issued to provide information necessary for potential widening, including underground utility designation, and geotechnical and soil surveys. Although the geotechnical and soils work may appear to motorists as if construction has started, the work is being performed to further the study of the I-64 widening project only.


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