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Segment 2

Newport News, York and James City Counties

The second operationally-independent segment is located in Newport News, James City and York counties. 

The purpose is to widen Interstate 64 from 1.05 miles west of Route 199 (Humelsine Parkway/Marquis Center Parkway) near exit 242 to where the Segment I project ends, 0.54 miles east of Route 238 (Yorktown Road) near exit 247. 

This will extend the three-lane section of I-64 from the point where the I-64 Segment I project ends west for approximately 7.08 miles.

The proposed improvements include pavement reconstruction of existing lanes and additional 12-foot wide travel lanes and 12-foot wide shoulder lanes, and widening of nine existing bridges and six box culverts that lie inside the project limits. 

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 avoiding impacts to existing interchanges. 

Existing bridges within the corridor will be widened to the inside providing the same typical section as the roadway.

These improvements will increase capacity, bring portions of the interstate up to current design standards,  provide more lanes for evacuation and improve safety by reducing congestion and improving vehicular level of service. 

The proposed improvements contribute to the Preferred Alternative and contribute to the Purpose and Need elements outlined in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS).

This project is listed in the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission (HRTAC) initial financial plan for $213,592,853 and will be fully funded with HRTAC revenues.

Map of Segment II

Timeline

In June 2013, the Commonwealth Transportation Board adopted the 2014-2019 Six-Year Improvement Program that included $100 million in funding for the Interstate 64 Capacity Improvements Project. 

The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization approved and adopted a resolution endorsing six-lane options to provide immediate congestion relief of I-64 between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Humelsine Parkway (exit 242).

The request for qualifications (RFQ) was issued on Tuesday, April 21, 2015.

On Thursday, April 30, 2015, a design public hearing was held at DoubleTree Hotel in Williamsburg. Materials from the hearing are below:

On Jan. 20, 2016, the Commonwealth Transportation Board awarded a contract worth approximately $138.8 million to Allan Myers, VA Inc. of Glen Allen, Va. to widen and reconstruct more than seven miles of the Segment II corridor.

At a Glance        

Construction estimated to begin: Fall 2016
Estimated completion: Spring 2019
Cost: $189.7 million
Project limits: From 1.05 miles west of Route 199 (exit 242) to 0.54 miles east of Route 238 (exit 247)
Contractor: Allan Myers, VA Inc.

Schedule

Final EIS approved:  November 2013
RFQ:  April 21, 2015
Design public hearing: April 30, 2015
FHWA record of decision:  Summer 2015
Request for proposal: July 21, 2015
Award design-build contract: January 20, 2016
Start: Fall 2016