March 2017
Tidal Channel Relocation Complete
Our lead photo this month shows the new waterway that crews built to redirect a tidal channel flowing to the Elizabeth River. The small channel, near I-264 and Kempsville Road, had to be realigned to make way for construction of the new ramp from I-64 west to I-264 east.

First 'Pardon Our Dust' Event Draws a Crowd 
About 40 people attended VDOT's first "Pardon Our Dust" event for Phase I of the I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements Project on March 30 at Arrowhead Elementary.

Residents and business owners came out to talk with project team members, discuss construction impacts and learn what's next on the construction schedule.

VDOT extends a special thank you to the staff at Arrowhead Elementary for providing the space for the event. More "Pardon Our Dust" events will be held throughout the project to keep the public informed. Subscribers to these updates will be among the first to hear about future events when they are scheduled.
Major Utility Work Underway on Curlew Drive 
Curlew Drive will periodically close at points between Kidd Boulevard and Newtown Road from March 31 through June for utility work in support of the I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements Project.

Dominion Virginia Power is performing the work, which involves the replacement of four power line structures to further elevate a transmission line along Curlew Drive.

At times, the work will require the complete closure of Curlew Drive near the I-64 overpass. Homes off Curlew Drive will always remain accessible from the other side of the closure.

For more details, see this Traffic Alert.

Progress Report and Look Ahead

Phase I (I-64/I-264 to Newtown Road)

Recently Completed:

  • Relocated tidal channel
  • Removed sound barrier wall along I-64 west
  • Installed traffic barrier on I-64 west and I-264 east


  • Filling original tidal channel
  • Excavating and pile-driving for box culvert near I-264 east Newtown Road exit ramp 15A
  • Maintaining Erosion and settlement control measures
  • Clearing vegetation     
  • Excavating right shoulder on I-64 west from Twin Bridges to Curlew Drive for widening of the interstate


  • Ramp foundation improvements on I-64 west from Twin Bridges to Curlew Drive
  • Installing foundation and columns from Curlew Drive to Kempsville Road for new bridge construction to I-264 and a new collector-distributor road
Traffic Impacts
There are no posted speed limit reductions or scheduled travel-lane closures. Shoulders along I-64 west and a portion of I-264 east are closed for construction.

Motorists are urged to put down their phones, obey speed limits and drive with caution.

For more on the project, visit www.i64i264improvements.orgPlease share this newsletter with others. They can subscribe here: