• Alternating single-lane closures on I-64 in both directions between South Military Highway (exit 297) and Greenbrier Parkway (exit 289):
Shell Road will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic at the I-64 overpass beginning as early as Monday morning, June 15 through Monday evening, August 24.
Motorists should use South Military Highway, Canal Street and George Washington Highway to navigate around this closure. Detour information will also be designated with signage along the roadway.
Residents off Firman Street will be able to turn left out of the neighborhood onto Shell Road. All residents on Shell Road will maintain driveway and delivery access during this detour.
This closure will allow construction crews to safely continue work on the widening of the I-64 overpass as part of the I-64 Southside Widening and High Rise Bridge Project.
With construction progressing, residents and businesses can expect additional noise due to pile driving and other construction activities in the close vicinity of the various construction sites. Excessive loud noise activities will be ceased between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6:30 a.m. the following morning unless otherwise announced. To see the construction schedule and map, click here.
The intial construction of the tidal gate at the Gilmerton Canal has been completed, but additional testing and monitoring at the site continue along with the construction of the retaining walls and support structures. To learn more about the tidal gate at the Gilmerton Canal, click here.
Military Hwy is temporarily reduced to one lane in each direction where it passes under I-64 in Chesapeake.
The speed limit on I-64 corridor work zone from Battlefield Boulevard to Bowers Hill has been reduced to 55 mph for the safety of motorists and workers. Please eliminate distractions while driving through work zones. Starting July 1 - it is against Virginia law to hold a handheld personal communications device while driving through a highway workzone. Offenders will be fined $250. To read more about the law, click here.
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