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, Lightfoot (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 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.
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.
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.
- Review the Request for Record of Decision document: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/resources/hampton_roads/64Widening/Segment_III_ROD_Request.pdf
- View the signed Record of Decision document: http://www.i64widening.org/documents/segment_iii_rod.pdf
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.
On December 6, 2017, a $178.3 million design-build contract was awarded by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) to Shirley Contracting Company to complete Segment III of the I-64 Capacity Improvements Project. A notice to proceed was issued to Shirley Contracting on January 3, 2017.
Preliminary engineering: $10 million
Right of way: $12 million
Construction: $289 million
Project total: $311 million (approximate)
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.