On Friday morning, December 1, 2017, Governor Terry McAuliffe and Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne joined with state and local officials here in Hampton Roads and commemorated the completion of the first segment of the widening project along Interstate 64.
This project, which is on-time and below-budget, provides congestion relief to one of the most heavily traveled areas on the Peninsula. Started 2 years ago, the project consists of a 5.6 mile stretch, which spans west of Jefferson Avenue to east of Yorktown Road.
Drivers will now see an additional travel lane and shoulder lane in each direction from Jefferson Avenue to Yorktown Road (exit 247).
The project’s budget was $144 million — $100 million from federal and state funds, and $44 million from the Hampton Roads Transportation Fund, which is overseen by the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission. The project came in $22 million under budget.
Segments 2 and 3 of the I-64 Widening project are expected to cost $213 million and $311 million, respectively. The entire project should be completed by 2021.
To view photos of the ceremony, click here.
“This is a great day for us. This has been a priority," Gov. McAuliffe said.