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I-64 Peninsula Widening Project Overview and Photo Gallery

 

 

 

The I-64 Peninsula Widening Project extends 21 miles, in three segments that runs through the cities of Newport News, Williamsburg and James City County.. The purpose and need of this proposed widening project is to provide immediate congestion relief to the roadway corridor. The proposed improvements include the addition of one 12-foot wide travel lane and one 12-foot wide shoulder in each direction to widen this four-lane section of I-64 to a six-lane section. Existing bridges within the corridor will be widened to the inside, providing the same typical section as the roadway. These improvements will increase capacity, minimize geometric and structural deficiencies, provide more lanes for evacuation and improve safety by reducing congestion and improving vehicular level of service. 

Segment I is a 5.6-mile corridor of I-64 that ties into an eight-lane interstate system to the east and is currently the most congested section of the I-64 Peninsula corridor. The widening is expected to occur in the median of the existing interstate, limiting the amount of right of way required to construct the project and avoid impacts to existing interchanges. To view the Segment I Project page click here.

Segment 2 is a 7.08-mile corridor of I-64 that continues westward from the Segment I construction improvements to a six-lane interstate system from 1.05 miles west of Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway/Marquis Center Parkway) near exit 242 to where the Segment I project ends, 0.54 miles east of Route 238 (Yorktown Road) near exit 247. The widening is expected to occur in the median of the existing interstate, limiting the amount of right of way required to construct the project and avoid impacts to existing interchanges. Segment II construction began on October 26, 2016. To view the Segment II Project page click here.

Segment 3 is an 8.2-mile corridor of I-64 that continues westward from the Segment II construction improvements to a six-lane interstate system from approximately 1.0 mile west of Route 199, Newman Road (Exit 234) to 1.05 miles west of Route 199, Humelsine Parkway/Marquis Center Parkway (Exit 242) to the west where the Segment II project ends. The widening is expected to occur in the median of the existing interstate, limiting the amount of right of way required to construct the project and avoid impacts to existing interchanges. Segment III construction is expected to begin in summer 2018. To view the Segment III Project page click here.

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