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VDOT schedules ramp closures for I-64 widening project

jlarouejr@vagazette.com

Virginia Department of Transportation contractor crews will close several on- and off-ramps along Interstate 64 in York County Tuesday through Jan. 5 as part of the second segment of the widening project — from Route 199 at exit 242 to Yorktown Road at exit 247:

  • I-64 west off-ramp to Route 143 at exit 243B from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Route 199 east on-ramp to I-64 west from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Route 199 west on-ramp to I-64 east from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

VDOT spokeswoman Brittany McBride-Nichols said work is still going as planned through the cold temperatures, and workers are focusing primarily on construction that is not temperature-dependent. Signs will be positioned to direct drivers to detours due to the ramp closures.

VDOT will not close lanes for the New Year’s Day holiday weekend from noon Friday through noon Tuesday.

“Crews may still be seen working through the weekend, but the work will be in the areas behind the barriers where lane closures aren’t necessary,” McBride-Nichols said.

Additional scheduled I-64 lane closures include:

  • Alternating single-lane closures on I-64 east and west from Colonial Parkway to Lee Hall at exit 247 Tuesday until Jan. 5.The eastbound I-64 work will be from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and westbound I-64 work from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Lane closures under flagger control on Penniman Road at the I-64 overpass from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Tuesday until Jan. 5.

Traffic detours include:

At the I-64 west off ramp to Route 143 at exit 243B:

  • Take exit 242B to Humelsine Parkway (Route 199 west).
  • Keep right and follow signs for Route 143 detour.
  • Exit right at Route 143 at exit 243B.

At the Route 199 east on-ramp to I-64 west closure:

  • Follow signs on Route 199 east to traffic signal.
  • Make U-turn at signal to access Route 199 west.
  • Follow Route 199 west to I-64 west on-ramp.

·At the Route 199 west on-ramp to I-64 east closure:

  • Follow signs on Route 199 west to Route 60 ramp.
  • From Route 60, take the Route 199 east ramp.
  • Follow signs to the I-64 east on-ramp.

VDOT has more information on the I-64 widening project at i64widening.org/.

LaRoue can be reached by phone at 757-345-2342, by email at jlarouejr@vagazette.com or on Twitter @jlaroue.

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