I-64 Widening

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Segment 3

York County

The third operationally-independent segment is in York County. 

The purpose is to widen Interstate 64 from approximately 1.0 mile west of Route 199, Newman Road (Exit 234), to 1.05 miles west of Route 199, Humelsine Parkway / Marquis Center Parkway (Exit 242). 

This will extend the three lane section of I-64 from the point where the I-64 Segment II project ends west for approximately 8.2 miles.

The proposed improvements include the addition of a 12-foot-wide travel lane and 12-foot-wide shoulder in each direction, with pavement reconstruction of the existing lanes.
Work includes the repair and widening of four bridges, three major culverts and the replacement of the two Queen’s Creek bridges.
Soundwalls may be installed on the eastern end of the project beginning at the eastern end of the Queen’s Creek bridges.
The project also includes:

• Drainage improvements
• Storm water management facilities
• Noise barrier wall
• Grass median
• Sign structure replacements
• Landscaped buffers at visible structure and basins
• Retaining walls

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. 

This project does not include any improvements to the existing interchanges, although the interstate on- and off-ramp lengths will be extended.

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).

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is working with the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission (HRTAC) to obtain funding for Segment III.

Project Updates:

On Aug. 10, 2016, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the third operationally independent section to be implemented from the I-64 Peninsula Study Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS).The ROD identifies the alternative selected for the section that extends from approximately Exit 242 to Exit 234 in York County.  

The formal request and the signed ROD are provided below.

On March 17, 2016, HRTAC authorized $10 million for the Preliminary Engineering (PE) Phase.

Funding is split between VDOT and HRTAC. HRTAC is funding the preliminary engineering and construction for $166,376,067. VDOT is funding the right of way and construction for $144,927,754.

Project Estimate:

Preliminary engineering: $10 million

Right of way: $12 million

Construction: $289 million

Project total: $311 million (approximate)

Anticipated Schedule:

FHWA Record of Decision – Summer 2016
Design public hearing – May 18, 2017
Design-Build RFQ – Spring 2017
Design-Build RFP – Summer 2017
Award Design-Build Contract – Winter 2017
Start construction – Fall 2018

Public Involvement:

A design public hearing was held on May 18, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bruton High School, 185 East Rochambeau Drive, Williamsburg, Virginia, 23188.

Public hearing meeting materials here

I-64 Widening Segment III Map