Under Construction: Henrico - I-64 Bridge Replacements over Airport Drive (Route 156)

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The primary purpose of this project is to replace the two structurally deficient I-64 eastbound and westbound bridges over Airport Drive (Rt. 156), increase vertical clearance on Airport Drive (Rt. 156) to 16'-6" and perform all necessary approach work to accommodate this vertical increase.

Additionally, the existing full cloverleaf interchange has been converted to a partial cloverleaf (see images below - Ramps B and D are now permanently closed).

During construction, two through lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction of I-64. 


The project will improve safety and efficiency near the Richmond International Airport.

Major Milestones 

New traffic patterns were implemented in November 2019 as follows:

The ramps from I-64 west to Airport Drive south (Exit 197A) and from I-64 east to Airport Drive north (Exit 197B) have been permanently closed. A single Exit 197 is now in place in each direction.

New spur ramps have been constructed to allow left turns crossing Airport Drive. These spurs will allow drivers to access Airport Drive north from I-64 east and Airport Drive south from I-64 west.

The ramp from Airport Drive south to I-64 east is temporarily closed. Southbound drivers can turn left at the spur ramp (past the ramp from Airport Drive south to I-64 east) to access I-64 east. 

Beginning November 2020, the ramp from Airport Drive (Route 156) north to I-64 west will be temporarily closed. Northbound drivers can turn left at the spur ramp to access I-64 west.

The current traffic pattern is illustrated in the image below. A November 2020 traffic alert also describes the new traffic patterns.


Contact Info:

Brian Ramsey

Project Photos

Phase: Under construction

UPC: 97565

State ID: 0064-043-744,P101, C501, B619, B618

Lat/Long: 37.529992, -77.326774

Locality: Henrico

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Interchange prior to November 2019 traffic pattern switch. Ramps B and D will be removed to convert the interchange to a partial cloverleaf.

Page last modified: Jan. 11, 2021