Dave Forster 757-925-2583
Dec. 7, 2017
CONTRACTS AWARDED TO WIDEN 8 MILES OF I-64 ON PENINSULA, IMPROVE I-264 EAST IN VIRGINIA BEACH
Two awards total more than $280 million
RICHMOND – The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) awarded a $178 million contract Wednesday to continue widening Interstate 64 in York County and a $105 million contract to improve two interchanges on Interstate 264 east in Virginia Beach. Both projects are scheduled to be complete in the fall of 2021.
I-64 Widening Segment III
A $178.3 million design-build contract was awarded to Shirley Contracting Company of Lorton, Va., to complete Segment III of the I-64 Capacity Improvements Project. This segment will add a lane in each direction for 8.2 miles, from about 1 mile west of the Lightfoot Exit to 1 mile west of the Humelsine Parkway/Marquis Center Parkway Exit in York County. Widening of the roadway and bridges will occur mostly in the median of the existing interstate.
Project improvements will include:
- Full-depth reconstruction of existing travel lanes and outside shoulder
- The addition of one 12-foot-wide travel lane and one 12-foot-wide paved shoulder in each direction
- Lengthening of acceleration and deceleration lanes
- Repair and widening of four mainline bridges and replacement of existing bridges over Queens Creek
- Repair/extension of three major box culverts
The project is funded by SMART SCALE and the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission (HRTAC). For more information, visit www.i64widening.org.
I-64/I-264 Phase II
A $105.4 million construction contract was awarded to The Lane Construction Corporation of Cheshire, Conn., to improve mobility, reduce congestion and increase safety on I-264 east from Newtown Road in Norfolk to Witchduck Road in Virginia Beach. This project is Phase II of the I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements.
Lane Construction Corp. will build a new collector-distributor road and reconfigure the south side of the interchanges at Newtown and Witchduck roads. The new ramp configurations will remove the weaving traffic movements that eastbound motorists encounter at both interchanges when they exit and enter the interstate. The project will also build a bridge over I-264 connecting Greenwich Road on the south side to Cleveland Street on the north.
The project is funded by SMART SCALE and the HRTAC. For more information, visit www.i64i264improvements.org. For updates on Phase I and II of the I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements work, subscribe here.
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