Interstate 264 stretches 25.07 miles east from northwest Chesapeake to coastal Virginia Beach through Hampton Roads. The original 14 mile alignment travels through Portsmouth and Norfolk between Interstates 64/664 and Interstate 64/Virginia 44. The easternmost 12 miles was added in 1999, when Interstate 264 replaced Virginia 44 along the Virginia Beach-Norfolk Expressway.
Interstate 264 was completed in 1970 within the Hampton Roads Beltway, but until 1987, the Downtown Tunnel carried only two lanes of traffic through the 1952 opened tube. The Virginia Beach-Norfolk Expressway opened to traffic in 1967. Tolls were collected along the facility until 1995 when all construction related bonds were paid off.
Interstate 264 Virginia Highway Guides
|Interstate 264 scenes|
|Atlantic Avenue northbound at 22nd Street west in Virginia Beach (pop. 437,994 - 2010 census). The north-south roadway parallels U.S. 60 (Pacific Avenue) one block to the east. Photo taken 03/09/01.|
|A closer look at the internally lit street sign posted over Atlantic Avenue north at 22nd Street west. 22nd Street forms the westbound beginning of Interstate 264 (Virginia Beach Norfolk Expressway) six blocks to the west. Photo taken 03/09/01.|
2001-02-01, 2001-03-09, 2001-03-17 by AARoads
Page Updated 02-24-2011.