Virginia Department of Transportation

First responders face challenges on I-64

First responders face challenges on I-64

When Glenn Robinson heads out to the Interstate 64 construction zone to tow a car, he sometimes has to lay down under the tow truck to get the vehicle on the flat bed.

Any wiggle room he once had is gone. The Jersey walls and shifting lanes will be in place until at least 2019 as the highway is widened to three lanes and a 12-foot-wide shoulder is added on each side from Newport News through James City County.

So in order to hook the chains under a car to pull it onto the truck, Robinson will at times lay on the white line marking the edge of the road. It’s a white-knuckle experience.

“When I’d be out there with the flat bed, I’d be hooking up on the interstate and...