VDOT News - Richmond
Bethanie Glover 804-524-6032
Aug. 20, 2019
I-64 WIDENING PROJECT COMPLETE IN HENRICO, NEW KENT COUNTIES
Project finishes ahead of schedule and under budget
Completed project adds capacity and enhances safety
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD – On Tuesday, August 20, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) completed the $46.4 million Interstate 64 widening project between Interstate 295 (mile marker 200) in Henrico and Bottoms Bridge (mile marker 205) in New Kent. Corman-Branch, a joint venture, of Roanoke, Va. completed the major widening project in approximately two years, ahead of schedule and under budget.
Construction began in August 2017 to widen I-64 from two to three travel lanes in both the eastbound and westbound directions. Newly completed improvements include an added 12-foot wide travel lane and a 10-foot wide shoulder in both directions in the median of the preexisting roadway, widened bridges over the Chickahominy River and improved acceleration and deceleration lanes at the truck weigh station (mile marker 203). Sound mitigation walls have also been constructed within project limits and the 55 mph work zone speed limit has been lifted.
“The completed project is intended to provide congestion relief and added safety to the I-64 corridor,” said Scott Fisher, VDOT Richmond District Mega Projects Engineer. “An additional travel lane in each direction will accommodate current and future traffic volumes on I-64 and is expected to lessen travel times to and from Virginia Beach.”
More information on VDOT’s I-64 mobility improvements on and to the peninsula is available at http://i64widening.org/.
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