I-64/I-264 Interchange to Witchduck Road Project
Project at a Glance
Estimated Construction 2017
Approx $343 Million
Lengths and Limits
From I-64 at the Twin Bridges (over the Elizabeth River) to I-264/Witchduck Road Interchange
Norfolk and Virginia Beach
Office of Communications
Project History and Purpose
Under the current conditions, heavy congestion exists from Interstate 64 west to Interstate 264 east at the I-64/I-264 interchange.
To relieve this congestion and improve the traffic operations from westbound I-64 to eastbound I-264, a ramp widening and new system of collector-distributor (CD) roads is proposed.
The addition of a CD road will affected the existing geometry and operation of the downstream interchanges at Newtown Road and Witchduck Road.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has initiated a design contract for roadway improvements within the I-64/I-264 interchange and along I-264 through the Witchduck Road interchange.
The project consists of two different roadway projects:
- I-64/I-264 Ramp Improvement Project and I-264 Witchduck Road Interchange
- Ramp Extension Project
The proposed improvements to the I-64/I-264 Ramp Improvement Project include:
- The widening of the ramp from westbound I-64 to eastbound I-264
- Introducing a two-lane Collector Distributor Roadway (CD road) from I-64 east to the Newtown Road interchange
- A one-lane flyover ramp from westbound I-64 tying into the existing eastbound I-264 CD road
The proposed CD road will serve the Newtown Road interchange on the southern side of I-264 and the flyover ramp will allow motorists to travel from westbound I-64 to eastbound I-264 without conflicting with the movements to and from the I-264 Newtown
The I-264 Witchduck Road Interchange and Ramp Extension Project improvements include design of a two/three lane CD Road along eastbound I-264 (where the other project ends) over the Newtown Road interchange.
The Newtown Road interchange, as proposed, is reconfigured to improve the traffic operations and to meet current interstate design standards.
An off-ramp from eastbound I-264 to Newtown Road is proposed to be widened to serve both northbound and southbound movements onto Newtown Road.
The existing on-loop from southbound Newtown Road to eastbound I-264 is proposed to be eliminated.
To replace the movement from Newtown Road to eastbound I-264, a new on-ramp is proposed in the southeast quadrant of the interchange from Greenwich Road to eastbound I-264.
In addition, the radius of the loop ramp from eastbound I-264 to northbound Newtown Road is proposed to be increased to meet current standards.
Newtown Road between I-264 and Princess Anne Road is proposed to be widened to six lanes.
No improvements are proposed to the northern side of I-264 or the northern side of the Newtown Road Interchange as part of this project. If funding becomes available in the future, those improvements will take place as part of a seperate project.
This project has been identified as a priority by the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission (HRTAC) for future funding through the Hampton Roads Transportation Fund (HRTF).
A location and design public hearing was held on July 14, 2011, at Kempsville Elementary School. The public comment period has now closed.