Interstate 64 East (Hampton Roads - Newport News and Hampton)
Interstate 64 East
Long distance interests to the Outer Banks of North Carolina are directed southward onto Interstate 664 to make the connection with Virginia 168 at Chesapeake. Traffic counts are lower along the route of Interstate 664 south to Interstate 64 outer (2009 max 113,000 vpd) versus Interstate 64 east to Interstate 64 inner (2009 max 176,000 vpd). Photo taken 06/05/10.
Interstate 64 eastbound enters the Hampton Roads Beltway system at Exit 264 (junction Interstate 664 south). Interstate 664 constitutes the western half of the beltway between Hampton and Suffolk while Interstate 64 entails the eastern half through Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Chesapeake. Photo taken 06/05/10.
Interstate 664 crosses the James River along the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge Tunnel from downtown Newport News to northeastern reaches of Suffolk. The freeway was completed in 1992. Photo taken 09/05/10.
A look at the previous sign bridge used at the Exit 264 directional interchange with Interstate 664 south. Photo taken 03/25/01.
Interstate 64 east travels along side Newmarket Creek to a six-ramp partial-cloverleaf interchange with LaSalle Avenue. LaSalle Avenue is former Virginia 167, a route decommissioned in 1999. Photo taken 06/05/10.
LaSalle Avenue constitutes a city street south of Interstate 64 to Chesapeake Avenue along the Hampton waterfront. Northward the road widens into a divided highway leading to Langley Air Force Base. Exit 265A only provides direct access to LaSalle Avenue south from Interstate 64 east. Photo taken 06/05/10.
Eastbound drivers pass over Armistead Avenue (Virginia 134) ahead of the Exit 265C off-ramp to Rip Rap Road. Rip Rap Road connects the freeway with Virginia 134 to the south and Virginia 278 (King Street) to the north. Virginia 278 provides a second route to Langley Air Force Base while Virginia 134 stretches 11.71 miles between U.S. 17 at Tabb and U.S. 60 & Virginia 143 (Settlers Landing Road) in Hampton. First photo taken 12/17/01. Second photo taken 06/05/10.
Interstate 64 turns southeasterly toward the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. A diamond interchange (Exit 267) next joins the Hampton Roads Beltway with Settlers Landing Road (U.S. 60 west and Virginia 143). The exit represents the U.S. 60 eastbound merge onto Interstate 64 for the upcoming bridge-tunnel into Norfolk. Photo taken 06/05/10.
Exit 267 departs Interstate 64 east for U.S. 60 & Virginia 143 (Settlers Landing Road) west to Hampton University and Virginia 143 (County Street) east to U.S. 258 (Mercury Boulevard) at Fort Monroe. Photo taken 12/17/01.
Clearview-based sign replacements were installed at Exit 267. Forthcoming Exit 268 is the last departure point before Interstate 64 & U.S. 60 enter the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel to Norfolk. Photo taken 06/05/10.
Trudging through the approach to Exit 268, a partial-cloverleaf interchange joining Interstate 64 & U.S. 40 with Virginia 169 (Mallory Street) north. Photo taken 06/05/10.
Virginia 169 begins at Exit 268 and leads northeast to Phoebus and Buckroe Beach before turning west along Fox Hill Road to U.S. 258 near King Street. The circuitous route tallies 7.25 miles and also serves interests to Fort Monroe via connections with Virginia 143 and U.S. 258 east nearby. Photo taken 06/05/10.
Heading south onto the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel, visible to the east is Fort Monroe and Old Point Comfort. No stopping is allowed on James River crossing, unless of course one is during traffic congestion. Photo taken 06/05/10.
Traveling under the Hampton Roads navigation channel along the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel eastbound. The crossing opened to traffic in 1957 as a two-lane tolled facility. A companion two-lane span opened to traffic by 1976, coinciding with the removal of tolls. First photo taken 12/17/01. Second photo taken 06/05/10.
2001-03-25 by AARoads. 2001-12-17 by AARoads. 2010-06-05 by Will Weaver. 2010-09-05 by Will Weaver.