Interstate 264

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Interstate 264 stretches 25.07 miles east from Bowers Hill and northwest Chesapeake to coastal Virginia Beach through Hampton Roads. The original 14 mile long alignment travels through Portsmouth and Norfolk between I-64/664 and I-64 near the Virginia Beach city line. Redesignated as I-264 in 1999, the easternmost 12 miles replaced Virginia State Route 44 along the Virginia Beach-Norfolk Expressway.

Interstate 264 was completed in 1970 within the Hampton Roads Beltway. Until 1987, the Downtown Tunnel accommodated just two lanes of traffic through the tube (westbound) opened in 1952. 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. Generating funds for future expansion and the Martin Luther King Expressway Extension (SR 164) south to I-264 in Portsmouth, all electronic toll collection commenced at the Downtown Tunnel on February 1, 2014.

Interstate 264 Virginia Guides

The I-64/264 Interchange Improvements Project adds two ramps from I-64 west to I-264 east, extends the collector distributor roadway east along I-264 to Exit 16, and rebuilds the interchanges at both Newtown Road and Witchduck Road. Work on Phase I commenced in November 2016 and was completed in October 2019. Phase II construction started in March 2018 and will be completed in Fall 2021.

Interstate 264 scenes
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Atlantic Avenue north at 22nd Street west in Virginia Beach. 22nd Street leads west one block to U.S. 60 and six blocks to Interstate 264. 03/09/01
Lynnhaven Parkway meets I-264 south of a NS Railroad crossing and Lynnhaven Road. Prior to January 2001, the arterial was a part of SR 414. 03/17/01
Trailblazers for I-264 and I-464 posted along SR 337 Alternate (Waterside Drive) southbound between Atlantic Street and St. Pauls Boulevard in Downtown Norfolk. 02/01/01
Greenwood Drive west at the cloverleaf interchange (Exit 2) with Interstate 264 in Portsmouth. 03/17/01

Photo Credits:

02/01/01, 03/09/01, 03/17/01 by AARoads

Connect with:
Interstate 64
Interstate 464
Interstate 664
U.S. 13
U.S. 58
U.S. 460

Page Updated 04-08-2021.

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