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Plutonic Panda:
VDOT launched their redesigned website: https://roanoke.com/news/state-regional/business/vdot-launches-new-website/article_411ac7be-9921-11ee-a4ec-d738bf3966ce.html

sprjus4:
I noticed today VDOT has silently increased the speed limit from 55 mph to 60 mph along a 4 mile segment of I-64 from the Virginia Beach / Chesapeake city line near Indian River Road to just beyond the I-264 interchange in Norfolk.

The speed limit drops to 55 mph once I-264 ramps merge in going towards Northampton Blvd / US-13.

wriddle082:

--- Quote from: sprjus4 on December 14, 2023, 02:11:58 PM ---I noticed today VDOT has silently increased the speed limit from 55 mph to 60 mph along a 4 mile segment of I-64 from the Virginia Beach / Chesapeake city line near Indian River Road to just beyond the I-264 interchange in Norfolk.

The speed limit drops to 55 mph once I-264 ramps merge in going towards Northampton Blvd / US-13.

--- End quote ---

I noticed this as well, as I was up this week.  And the VSP “campsite” in the median b/w the Elizabeth River and Indian River Rd seemed to be abandoned.  Wonder why…

sprjus4:
I haven’t gotten a chance to drive around on other area interstates, but I’m curious if they’ve increased other areas as well. I’m doubtful. To be honest, when I saw the 60 mph signs on this portion, I was quite surprised. They can all realistically be 65 mph, but seeing them go over 55 mph at all caught me off guard.

I would like to see I-264 east of Witchduck Rd or Independence Blvd bumped up to at least 60 mph as well. Again, should be 65 mph, but 60 mph would be a welcome improvement nonetheless.

amroad17:

--- Quote from: wriddle082 on December 14, 2023, 06:05:24 PM ---
--- Quote from: sprjus4 on December 14, 2023, 02:11:58 PM ---I noticed today VDOT has silently increased the speed limit from 55 mph to 60 mph along a 4 mile segment of I-64 from the Virginia Beach / Chesapeake city line near Indian River Road to just beyond the I-264 interchange in Norfolk.

The speed limit drops to 55 mph once I-264 ramps merge in going towards Northampton Blvd / US-13.

--- End quote ---

I noticed this as well, as I was up this week.  And the VSP “campsite” in the median b/w the Elizabeth River and Indian River Rd seemed to be abandoned.  Wonder why…

--- End quote ---
I noticed a couple of weeks ago while looking at the area on GoogleMaps that the speed limit did increase from 55 to 60.  It changed between April and August of 2023.
April: https://maps.app.goo.gl/NYpUDUmsFKPmXLDd8
August: https://maps.app.goo.gl/reBNgo85jHANZGJz5

Once all roadwork is completed along I-64 through Chesapeake, VDOT should raise the speed limit to 65 from just south of I-264 (Exit 284) to the Bowers Hill Interchange—but they will not.  It is probably lucky to be at 60 currently.  Of course, I-64/US 13 Bypass was 70 mph when it first opened until 1974’s NMSL of 55 mph, before much development occurred around the Greenbrier interchange through the Oak Grove Interchange.  Most of the scenery that is seen currently between the High Rise Bridge(s) and the Bowers Hill Interchange has looked the same since 1969.

Allow me to give a comparison.  As a resident of the Northern Kentucky area who used to live in Chesapeake, there are some similarities in the highways.  I-275 is the beltway around Cincinnati with a 65 mph speed limit for the entire length.  It has more development above Cincinnati than anywhere along I-64 south of I-264 or along I-664 from Bowers Hill to the MMMBT, yet it is 65 through there: https://maps.app.goo.gl/jkBVTibxRswTTa3Q8.  In Northern Kentucky, I-75 is 65 mph from I-275 (Exit 185) to the Florence/Union interchange (US 42, Exit 180) and then 70 mph south of there.  This is what the view is in Florence, KY between Exits 181 & 182: https://maps.app.goo.gl/m8gogzKA1VEu7LuB7.  This view is near Florence Mall: https://maps.app.goo.gl/wfdfF1PXoGRkqReU7 (view is from the Mall Road to I-75 North overpass).

The speed limits in the Hampton Roads area were ridiculously low for a long time until recently (within the last 12-15 years) when some portions of the freeways there were bumped up to 60 mph—although they are still low in some places, even at 60.  So, I agree with sprjus4.  I-64 from I-264 to Bowers Hill as well as I-664 from Bowers Hill to the MMMBT should be 65 mph.  Most drivers are probably going that speed anyway.

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