NEW KENT – Beginning this summer, drivers taking Interstate 64 eastbound towards the beach will notice a smoother riding surface through New Kent County. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and contractor, Lee Hy Paving, of Glen Allen, have started a $13.9 million project to repair and repave nearly 16 miles of Interstate 64 between the James City County line near mile marker 224 and mile marker 209, which is just east of Airport Road.
The contractor has been preparing for new pavement by replacing underdrains on the shoulder of the roadway. Once drainage work in complete, paving will begin in mid July and continue through October. The entire project will include an intermediate layer of pavement to be milled and placed this fall and a surface layer of pavement next paving season. The project is expected to be complete in November 2015. “Permanently repairing the pavement on I-64 east is a high priority for VDOT,” said Tom Hawthorne, Richmond district administrator. “We’re looking forward to improving this heavily traveled corridor.”
Drivers can expect periodic lane closures throughout the project, which will take place during overnight hours. Additional resurfacing work on Interstate 64 is planned between Bottoms Bridge (mile marker 205) and mile marker 209, just east of Airport Road. The project is scheduled for advertisement in 2016 with completion set for 2017.
For real time information about traffic incidents or road conditions for the I-64 corridor and other areas of the state, call 511 or visit http://www.511virginia.org.