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Lane will complete the “Newport News Segment” on Interstate 64 (I-64) from west of Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News to east of LaSalle Avenue (exit 265) in Hampton.

SF of wetland impacts avoided by minimizing the project footprint
bridges rehabbed to avoid approximately 3,200 CY of construction and demolition waste
tons asphalt millings generated to be recycled


The Newport News segment of the I-64 Hampton Roads Express Lanes (HREL) project is part of a multi-segment network of contracts to complete the HREL for the Virginia Department of Transportation. Once completed, it will provide additional travel choices and help improve travel time reliability along one of the primary interstate roadways in Virginia.

The project includes the widening and reconfiguration of I-64 adding an Express Lane in each direction. For 10.2 miles of the corridor from Bland Boulevard to the I-664 interchange (exit 264), the existing high occupancy vehicles (HOV) lane in each direction will be converted into an Express Lane, alongside the three free general-purpose lanes. For the remaining 1.3 miles of the segment between the I-664 interchange and Armistead Avenue, one general purpose lane will be converted into an Express Lane in each direction, alongside the two free general-purpose lanes.

Work is expected to start spring 2024 and be complete by spring 2027.

Technical Highlights

  • Widening and reconfiguring of I-64 with the addition of an Express Lane in each direction
  • Two bridge replacements
    • I-64 east and west over LaSalle Avenue
  • Six bridge rehabilitations
    • I-64 east and west over Armistead Avenue
    • I-64 east and west over Billy Woods Canal
    • I-64 east and west over J. Clyde Morris Boulevard
  • Overhead signage
  • Tolling gantries


  • Improves travel time reliability
  • Helps manage congestion
  • Provides additional travel choices