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 Guides
|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. Photos taken 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. Photo taken 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. Photo taken 02/01/01.|
|Greenwood Drive west at the cloverleaf interchange (Exit 2) with Interstate 264 in Portsmouth. Photo taken 03/17/01.|
02/01/01, 03/09/01, 03/17/01 by AARoads
Page Updated 02-24-2011.