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I-64 Peninsula Widening Segment 1

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Segment I is a 5.6-mile corridor of I-64 that ties into an eight-lane interstate system to the east and is currently the most congested section of the I-64 Peninsula corridor. The widening is expected to occur in the median of the existing interstate, limiting the amount of right of way required to construct the project and avoid impacts to existing interchanges. 

Segment 1

Segment I construction began on September 8, 2015.  View photos of the groundbreaking ceremony

At a Glance

Begin: Spring 2015
Estimated completion: December 2017
Cost: $122 million
Limits: From 0.50 miles east of Route 238, Yorktown Road (Exit 247) to 1.55 miles west of Route 143, Jefferson Avenue (Exit 255)
Contractor:  Shirley Contracting Co. LLC
Funding Partners: HRTAC, VDOT


Final EIS approved:  November 2013
Request for qualifications (RFQ):  March 2014
FHWA Record of decision:  April 21, 2014
Public hearing:  April 30, 2014
Request for proposal: June 24, 2014
Award design-build contract: Feb. 18, 2015
Begin construction: September 2015