Dave Forster 757-925-2583
Sept. 21, 2016
CTB AWARDS CONTRACT FOR I-64/264 RAMP IMPROVEMENT
Construction will begin this fall to improve safety and efficiency at major bottleneck
VIRGINIA BEACH – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) today awarded a construction contract worth nearly $107.4 million to Tutor Perini Corporation of New Rochelle, NY, to expand and improve the ramp from I-64 West near the Twin Bridges to I-264 East and Newtown Road.
The project will improve traffic flow and safety at one of the most congested interchanges in Hampton Roads. A second exit lane from westbound I-64 will be added, and the ramp from I-64 West to I-264 East will be widened. The project will introduce a new two-lane collector-distributor road from I-64 to serve the Newtown Road interchange. A new two-lane flyover ramp will also be constructed to provide motorists with direct access to I-264 East from I-64 West, eliminating the weaving traffic pattern currently faced by traffic to and from the Newtown Road interchange.
When construction begins this fall, the I-64/264 Ramp Improvement Project will be the second project underway with revenue from the Hampton Roads Transportation Fund (HRTF). The fund is paid for with regional sales and fuel taxes enacted by a 2013 state law for regional road projects.
The full cost of the project is estimated to be $158 million. It has an estimated completion date of October 2019.
This project is the first of two phases of improvements for the area. The second phase, which will extend improvements to Witchduck Road and build a new Greenwich Road overpass, is expected to be advertised for construction in early 2017.
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