VDOT Lane Closure Forecast: Nov. 29-Dec. 5

November 29th, 2009 by Kim Lenz

vdotlogoIn an effort to keep you informed, VDOT publishes the following scheduled highway lane closures that may affect traffic in Hampton Roads. These closures are subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforeseen events. Other closures may occur that do not appear on this report.

For an update on traffic and travel information, visit the VDOT Web site, call 511, call the TrafficLine at 757-361-3016 or listen to 610AM.

JAMES CITY COUNTY
Route 60 East/West  – Motorists should expect alternating lane closures from the Route 60/Route 30/Route 143 Intersection (Anderson’s Corner) to Route 620 west bound, and from the New Kent County line to Route 657 (Ivy Hill Road) east bound for concrete pavement repair, Monday, November 23, through Wednesday, November 25, from 7 a.m. to noon.  The project is expected to last through November 2009.

HAMPTON/NEWPORT NEWS

I-664 East/West – Motorists should expect mobile lane closures from the I-64 Interchange in Hampton to Terminal Avenue (Exit 7) in Newport News for drain cleaning operations Tuesday, December 1, through Friday, December 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

NEWPORT NEWS
I-664 North – Motorists should expect multiple lane closures from Chestnut Avenue (Exit 4) to Powhatan Parkway (Exit 2) for pavement repair, Monday, November 30, through Friday, December 4, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Jefferson Avenue Widening Project
Route 143 North/South – Through March 2010, motorists should expect alternating lane closures and traffic shifts on Jefferson Avenue from Buchanan Drive to King’s Ridge for construction activity, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Motorists should expect a new traffic pattern for the duration of the project. The work zone is now between both directions of travel lanes, eliminating left turn lanes, except those allowable at intersections.

Warwick Boulevard East/West Route 60
Motorists should expect multiple alternating lane closures for construction activities on Warwick Boulevard from Nettles Drive to J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Monday through Wednesday. Anticipate overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. on both east and west bound lanes. Daytime lane closures should be expected daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on west bound lanes only. These lane closures will be in affect through project completion in December 2009.

Motorists should expect daytime lane closures on Warwick Boulevard, both east and west bound, from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the duration of the paving project. Business entrances could be impacted for short periods east bound from Middlesex Road/Hidenwood Drive to Hiden Boulevard and west bound from Nutmeg Quarter to Hiden Boulevard while paving machines move past the entrances.

JAMES RIVER BRIDGE

Route 17 South – Motorists should expect a single lane closure over the James River Bridge for bridge deck repair, Monday, November 20, through Friday, December 4, from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Route 17 North/South – Motorists should expect single lane closures from Kings Cove Way to River Road, North bound, for gate installation, Monday, November 30, from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. Intermittent traffic stoppages should also be expected beginning at 1 a.m. for as long as 30 minutes per stoppage.

Motorists should expect single lane closures from River Road to Kings Cove Way, southbound, for gate installation, Monday, November 30, from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. Intermittent traffic stoppages should also be expected beginning at 10 p.m. for as long as 30 minutes per stoppage.

HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-TUNNEL
I-64 East/West – Motorists should expect alternating mobile lane closures from the approach bridge through the tunnel and to the ascending island for message sign maintenance and repairs Monday, November 30, through Thursday, December 3, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

I-64 East – Motorist should expect overnight single lane closures Sunday through Tuesday, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. for the roadway lighting upgrade to the I-64 East Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. Westbound traffic will not be affected and no weekend closures are planned. The project is scheduled for completion in spring 2011.

Motorists are encouraged to use I-664 Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge Tunnel to avoid delays.  Take Exit 264 to access I-664.  Use exit 15A for Norfolk and Virginia Beach destinations.  Use exit 15B for Chesapeake and Outer Banks destinations.

For more project information, please visit the VDOT website at www.virginia.dot.org

I-64 East/West – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will conduct routine tide gate testing at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) on Sunday, December 6, from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m.

Motorists traveling on both I-64 east and west bound through the HRBT can expect traffic stops of up to 30 minutes as each gate is tested. Maintenance operations for both the east and west bound tunnels consist of successfully cycling the associated tide gates and roadway drain valves. Immediately upon completion of all associated maintenance activities, traffic will be released both east and west bound.

In case of inclement weather conditions, the tests will be performed on Monday, December 7, or Tuesday, December 8, from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.

VDOT suggests that motorists avoid delays by using the I-664 Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel (MMMBT) as an alternate route.

DOWNTOWN TUNNEL
I-264 East/West – Motorists should expect mobile lane closures through the Downtown Tunnel, over the Berkley Bridge and at I-464 on and off ramps, for sweeping operations Tuesday, December 1, and Friday, December 4, from midnight to 5 a.m.

NORFOLK
Virginia Beach Boulevard Widening Project
Route 58 East/West – Motorists should expect alternating lane closures between Military Highway and Jett Street for storm water and sewer pipe installation, Monday, November 30, through Friday, December 4, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Hampton Boulevard Grading Project
Motorists should expect multiple alternating lane closures, both north and south bound on Hampton Boulevard between “B” Avenue and Rogers Avenue for utility operations and turn lane construction, Monday, November 30, through Thursday, December 3, from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.

I-564 Runway Tunnel – Motorists should expect a single lane closure in the I-564 Runway Tunnel for tunnel maintenance, Tuesday, December 1, and Wednesday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

NORFOLK/PORTSMOUTH
I-264 East/West – Motorists should expect single mobile lane closures at the I-64 Interchange (Exit 14) to Portsmouth Boulevard (Exit 4) for sweeping and drain cleaning operations Monday, November 30, and Friday, December 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PORTSMOUTH
Route 164 Western Freeway – Motorists should expect mobile lane closures on the Western Freeway for drain cleaning operations, Monday, November 30, through Friday, December 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

I-264 East – Motorists should expect multiple lane closures from Bowers Hill Interchange (Exit 1) to the Downtown Tunnel for paving operations and guardrail repair. This long-term paving project will continue through November 2009. Crews will set up a single lane closure, Monday through Wednesday, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. throughout the term of the project.

CHESAPEAKE

I-64 East/West Restorative Pavement Project – Motorists should expect alternating lane closures from the Bowers Hill Interchange to the I-464 Interchange, Monday through Wednesday, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., for restorative pavement maintenance work. Work will include patching isolated concrete pavement, increasing the width of the inside shoulder and replacing two lifts of asphalt. These paving operations will continue through August 2011.

I-664 North – Motorists should expect a mobile lane closure at Portsmouth Boulevard (Exit 11) for changeable message sign repair, Wednesday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

I-64 East/West – Motorists should expect single alternating mobile lane closures from the High Rise Bridge in Chesapeake to Mallory Street (Exit 268) in Hampton, for sweeping and drain cleaning operations, Monday, November 30 through Friday, 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

I-64 East High Rise Bridge – Motorists should expect a single, right lane closure on the High Rise Bridge for roadway lighting repair and maintenance, Saturday, December 5, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Jollif Road/Airline Boulevard East/West – Motorists should expect shoulder lane closures from the Jollif Road/Airline Boulevard Intersection to Flintfield Crescent for trenching operations, Monday, November 30, and Friday, December 4, from 8 a.m. to noon.

VIRGINIA BEACH
Lynnhaven Parkway North/South – Motorists should expect alternating lane closures on Lynnhaven Parkway between Holland Road and Lishelle Place for paving operations, Monday, November 30, through Friday, December 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SUFFOLK
Route 164 – Motorists should expect mobile lane closures at Bridge Road for bridge safety inspection, Wednesday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Route 17 North/South – Motorists should expect a traffic shift between I-664 and College Drive for roadway construction. Motorists will be diverted onto the new bridge while the southbound lanes and I-664 ramps are constructed. Motorists should expect two-way traffic on the bridge through the duration of the project, which is expected to be complete in November 2009.

FRANKLIN
Route 691 North – Motorists should expect a single lane closure over the CSX and N&S Railroads near the intersection of Route 58 Business and Route 1602 for structural repairs, Tuesday, December 1, and Tuesday, December 2, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists should be alert for flagging operation.

CHINCOTEAGUE ISLAND/ACCOMAC
Route 175 East/West – Motorists should expect the causeway at the West end of the Black Narrows Bridge to be open to alternating one-way traffic controlled by a traffic light through the end of the year. Motorists should also expect periodic lane closures throughout the duration of the project, Monday through Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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