VDOT Lane Closure Forecast: Feb. 28-March 6

February 28th, 2010 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 which do not appear on this report.

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

COLEMAN BRIDGE
Route 17 North/South– The Coleman Bridge will close to vehicular and maritime traffic for electrical repairs, Sunday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to noon.  Motorists should use these alternate routes:

From Yorktown US 17 North
Take George Washington Highway to Fort Eustis Boulevard (VA 105 North) to
I-64 West; use Exit 220 to VA 33 North, Eltham Road, and follow VA 33 North to US 17 North/South

From Gloucester US 17 South
From George Washington Highway turn onto VA 33 South, Eltham Road
Follow VA 33 South to I-64 East/West;

Route 17 North/South
Motorists should expect shoulder closures on the Coleman Bridge for drain cleaning operations Monday, March 1, and Tuesday, March 2, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

JAMES RIVER BRIDGE

Route 17 North/South – Motorists should expect alternating lane closures from River Road to Kings Cove Way for drain cleaning operations, Wednesday, March 3, through Friday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Route 17 North – Motorists should expect single lane closures from River Road to Kings Cove Way for signal analysis, Monday, March 1, through Friday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

HAMPTON/NEWPORT NEWS

I-664 North/South – Motorists should expect single lane closures from Warwick Boulevard (Exit 5) to the I-64 Interchange (Exit 1) for concrete paving operations, Monday, March 1, through Thursday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

HAMPTON/CHESAPEAKE

I-64 East/West – Motorists should expect mobile lane closures from Mallory Street (Exit 268) to the I-264 Interchange (Exit 299) for pothole repair, Saturday, February 27, through Saturday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

NEWPORT NEWS/SUFFOLK

I-664 North/South – Motorists should expect mobile lane closures from the I-64 Interchange to Route 17 (Exit 9) for pothole repair, Saturday, Feb. 27, through Saturday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

NEWPORT NEWS
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 Blvd. Sunday through Saturday. Anticipate overnight lane closures from 7 p.m. to 6a.m. on both east and west bound lanes. Daytime lane closures should be expected daily from 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on east and west bound lanes. These lane closures will be in effect through project completion in March 2010.

Motorists should expect daytime and nighttime lane closures on Warwick Boulevard, both east and west bound for the duration of the project in order to complete paving operations, signalization and lighting installation, landscaping, and other work necessary to compete the project. Business entrances could be affected for short periods while paving machines move past the entrances.

HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-TUNNEL
I-64 East – Motorist should expect overnight single lane closures Sunday, Feb. 28, through Friday, March 5, 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 Web site.

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, March 2 and Saturday, March 6, from midnight to 5 a.m.

I-264 East/West – Motorists should expect single lane closures from the Downtown Tunnel to I-64 Tidewater Drive (Exit 277) for pothole repair, Saturday, Feb. 27, through Saturday, March 6, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

NORFOLK

I-564 East/West – Motorists should expect mobile lane closures at the I-564 Tunnel for tunnel inspection, Wednesday, March 3, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

I-564 East/West – Motorists should expect single lane closures at the I-564 Tunnel for drain cleaning and tunnel maintenance, Tuesday, March 2, through Saturday, March 6, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.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, Monday, March 1, through Friday, March 5, from 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Motorists should be alert for a Greenbrier Avenue detour Monday, March 1, through Friday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

PORTSMOUTH

Route 164 West Norfolk Bridge – Motorists should expect a single lane shoulder closures for bridge repair Monday, March 1, through Friday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PORTSMOUTH/NORFOLK/VIRGINIA BEACH

I-264 East/West – Motorists should expect a mobile lane closure form First Colonial Road (Exit 21) through Bowers Hill (Exit 1) for pothole repair, Saturday, Feb. 27, through Saturday, March 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

CHESAPEAKE

High Rise Bridge – I-64 East/West – Motorists should expect alternating lane closures at the High Rise Bridge on I-64 for steel grid deck inspection, Saturday, March 6, from 7 a.m. to noon. In the event of inclement weather the alternating lane closures will occur on Sunday, March 7, from 7 a.m. to noon.

Joliff Road/Airline Boulevard/Military Highway – Motorists should expect alternating single lane closures at the intersection of Joliff Road, Airline Boulevard and Military Highway to Flintfield Crescent for utility and signal installation operations, Monday, March 1, through Friday, March 5, from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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, March 1, through Friday, March 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SUSSEX COUNTY
Route 35 North/South – Motorists should expect single mobile lane closures on Route 35 from Route 622 North to Route 626 South for pavement marking operations, Monday, March 1, through Friday, April 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 April. 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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