In Design: New Kent - I-64 GAP Segment A Widening

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Project scope: 

The I-64 GAP Segment A Widening project includes the addition of one general purpose lane on I-64 eastbound and westbound from mile markers 204.9 (just west of the Bottoms Bridge exit) to 215.6 (just east of the New Kent Courthouse/Providence Forge exit). This project will be the first of three segments that will widen I-64 from four to six lanes from mile marker 204.9 in New Kent County to mile marker 233.3 in James City County. The widening would take place in the median of I-64 within the existing right-of-way.

Major work items include: 

  • 2 bridge widening/rehabilitations (EB/WB I-64 over Route 155 - N. Courthouse Road)
  • 10.7 miles of I-64 roadway widening and pavement rehabilitation
  • Overhead signage and ITS Systems
  • Sound Barrier Walls
  • Retaining Walls
  • Storm Drainage Box Culverts and Pipes

Project schedule:

  • Request for Qualification: December 2022
  • In-person Public Hearing: December 13, 2022
  • Request for Proposals: March 2023
  • Design-Build Contract Award: Fall 2023
  • Fixed Completion Date: Summer 2027

Please view typical section drawings in the Project Photos section below. 


Adjoining segments of the interstate between these two areas are six lanes or greater- hence, it has been deemed “the gap.” This is the stretch of the interstate where drivers put on the brakes - congestion is notorious, and continues to grow in the gap –disrupting one of Virginia’s most important thoroughfares.

Adding a third lane in each direction creates an opportunity connector unifying Richmond and Hampton Roads, growing the economy, improving the environment, and providing equitable opportunities for all.  Virginia recognizes the importance of connecting these regions, and has steadily invested almost $600M in this corridor, completing 21 miles of widening in the Newport News area and 5 miles in eastern Richmond. These efforts, combined with the expansion of the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel at over $3.86B and the creation of the Hampton Roads Express Lanes network at over $900M, demonstrate a commitment to providing infrastructure that will be a solid foundation to deliver opportunities for all.  


Contact Info:

Project Photos

Other relevant links:

Federal Grant Website

Phase: Design-Build Procurement

UPC: 122805

State ID: 0064-063-623

Lat/Long: 37.516192, -77.188871

Locality: New Kent

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