Interstate 64 stretches 300.10 miles across Virginia from the West Virginia state line near Alleghany to Bowers Hill within the city of Chesapeake. The freeway rolls gracefully across the Appalachian Mountains to a 30-mile overlap with I-81 between Lexington and Staunton. East from there, I-64 serves Charlottesville, home of the University of Virginia, and the capital city of Richmond including a short concurrency with I-95 along the former Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike. Beyond Richmond, I-64 takes a southeasterly heading to Williamsburg and Hampton Roads, spanning the waters between Hampton and Norfolk across the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. The route doubles back to the west from Virginia Beach through Chesapeake along the Hampton Roads Beltway to a terminus with both I-264 west from Portsmouth and I-664 south from Newport News. The majority of I-64 in Virginia superseded the route of U.S. 60.
The first section of I-64 opened in Virginia was the portion along the Richmond-Petersburg Turnpike (I-95) in 1958. The route was completed across the state in June 1979 when the section from Clifton Forge to Longdale Furnace in Alleghany County opened.1
Interstate 64 Virginia Guides
|Scenic Drive joins SSR 850 (Midland Trail / old U.S. 60) with Interstate 64/U.S. 50 at Exit 43 between Brushy and North Mountains. Photo taken 07/16/05.|
|Interstate 64/U.S. 60 continue west from Exit 43 to Clifton Forge and Covington. Photo taken 07/16/05.|
- I-64, Virginia Highways Project.
07/16/05 by AARoads
Page Updated 03-19-2015.