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Interstate 264 West

Interstate 264 West
22nd Street transitions into the westbound beginning of Interstate 264 (Virginia Beach Norfolk Expressway) at Parks Avenue. Photo taken 03/09/01.
Interstate 264 quickly expands to a six lane freeway at Birdneck Road (Exit 22) and to eight lanes from just before the Rosemont Road interchange. The innermost lanes on the eight-lane portion are allocated to HOV-2 traffic. Pictured here is the Exit 18 partial cloverleaf interchange with Rosemont Road (former Virginia 411). Virginia 411 once traveled between U.S. 58 (Virginia Beach Boulevard) and Holland Road (former Virginia 410). Photo taken 03/09/01.
Interstate 264 westbound at the Interstate 64 directional cloverleaf interchange (Exits 14B/A). Similar to the convention followed in the eastbound direction, a collector/distributor roadway facilitates the movements from Interstate 264 to the Hampton Roads Beltway. The c/d roadway also carries traffic to/from Virginia 403 (Newtown Road) at Exit 15. Photo taken 01/06/01.
Interstate 264 westbound at the mainline off-ramp to the Interstate 64 inner loop. Interstate 64 signage from Interstate 264 south and west through Chesapeake does not include east or westbound banners due to the alignment of the freeway. This 2001 photo was likely taken before "EAST" was greened out. Photo taken 01/06/01.
Exit 14A loops onto Interstate 64 inner from the adjacent c/d roadways. The tallest flyover carries traffic between the reversible HOV roadway of Interstate 64 to/from the HOV lanes of the Virginia Beach Norfolk Expressway. The adjacent c/d roadway continues through the full-cloverleaf interchange with U.S. 13 (Military Highway / Exits 13B/A). Photo taken 01/06/01.
Drivers to the inner loop of Interstate 64 (Hampton Roads Beltway) depart from both the Interstate 264 westbound mainline and collector/distributor roadway. Photo taken 01/06/01.
Interstate 264 descends into a four lane tunnel underneath the South Branch of the Elizabeth River. The connection links the cities of Norfolk (pop. 242,803 - 2010 census) and Portsmouth (pop. 95,535 - 2010 census). Westbound drivers utilize the 1952-built Downtown Tunnel. Photo taken 12/17/01.

Leaving the Downtown Tunnel on Interstate 264 westbound. The second Downtown Tunnel bore opened to traffic in 1987. Just beyond the portal is the Exit 7 ramp departure for Bart Street and Virginia 141 (Effington Street) at downtown Portsmouth. Photo taken 12/17/01.
Greenwood Drive, an east-west arterial, intersects Interstate 264 at the Exits 2B/A full cloverleaf interchange. The surface boulevard travels between U.S. 58 & U.S. 460 Alternate (Airline Boulevard) eastward to U.S. 17 (George Washington Highway). Photo taken 12/17/01.
Entering the final half mile of Interstate 264 westbound alongside Rotunda Avenue to the south. Featured in this photograph are the guide signs for Interstate 64 outer and Interstate 664 north to U.S. 13-58-460 (Military Highway). Photo taken 12/17/01.
The mainline of Interstate 264 westbound defaults onto Interstate 664 northbound. One mile to the west is the Exit 13 off-ramp to U.S. 13-58-460 (Military Highway) and Virginia 191 (Jolliff Road) north. The connection allows traffic to continue west into downtown Suffolk (pop. 84,585 - 2010 census).
Diverging from the left is the return ramp to the city of Chesapeake (pop. 222,209 - 2010 census) and Interstate 64 outer. This is the "eastern" terminus of Interstate 64, a 950-mile route west to O'Fallon, Missouri. Photo taken 12/17/01.

Photo Credits:
2001-01-06, 2001-03-09, 2001-12-17 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 64
Interstate 464
U.S. Highway 13
U.S. Highway 58
U.S. Highway 460
Virginia 337

Page Updated 02-22-2011.

 
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