I-64 Southside -
High Rise Bridge

The I-64 Southside Widening and High Rise Bridge, Phase I Project will widen nearly 9 miles of I-64 in Chesapeake by adding one managed lane in each direction. It is the Virginia Department of Transportation's largest design-build contract awarded to date.

A New High Rise Bridge

The centerpiece of the project will be a new, 100-foot-tall bridge with a fixed span just south of the existing bridge. Upon completion, westbound drivers will use the new crossing while eastbound drivers use the original bridge.

Other Major Improvements

The Great Bridge Boulevard Bridge over I-64 will be replaced, and six land-side I-64 bridges -- at Military Highway, Yadkin Road and Shell Road -- will be widened.

The existing lanes will receive an asphalt overlay, and the exterior shoulders between Route 17 and Great Bridge Boulevard will be constructed for general traffic use during peak congestion, increasing capacity to four lanes in each direction in this stretch of I-64.