Interstate 264

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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.
Former Virginia 414 (decommissioned in January 2001) southbound after U.S. 58 (Virginia Beach Boulevard) on Lynnhaven Parkway. Displayed here is the Lynnhaven Parkway junction with Southern Boulevard and the Virginia Beach-Norfolk Expressway (Interstate 264). A Norfolk Southern Railroad line cuts across the former state route between Southern Boulevard and the Exit 19 three-quarter cloverleaf interchange. Photo taken 03/17/01.
Virginia 337 Alternate (Waterside Drive) southbound between Atlantic Street and St. Paul's Boulevard in downtown Norfolk. Motorists bound for Interstate 264 west to Interstate 464 south are directed onto St. Paul's Boulevard north to the on-ramp at Market Street. Virginia 337 Alternate continues east to a direct ramp for Interstate 264 eastbound ahead of its transition to Tidewater Drive (Virginia 337 east). Photo taken 02/01/01.
Non-cutout state-named shields posted for Interstate 264 on Greenwood Drive westbound ahead of the full cloverleaf interchange (Exit 2). The eastbound ramp joins Interstate 264 east opposite Rotunda Avenue, an eastbound side frontage road emanating at U.S. 13 & 460 (Military Avenue). Photo taken 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 02-24-2011.