Southside Project Proposes Repair of I-64 and I-264 in Virginia Beach, Norfolk
As experienced Norfolk and Virginia Beach car accident lawyers, we see far too many accidents on substandard parts of Interstate 64 and Interstate 264.
In the winter of 2013, the large number of potholes on I-264 in Hampton Roads caused outrage in the media and led highways chiefs to act.
On March 28, 2014, The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced it has committed more than $128 million in construction funding to make the Interstates 64 and 264 Pavement Rehabilitation Project in southside Hampton Roads ‘among one of the agency’s top priorities in 2014-15.”
The press release said the extensive road rehabilitation work should extend the life of the region’s aging highway system and provide a smooth and safe driving surface for motorists.
VDOT announced major construction is due to begin in April 2014. VDOT’s Pavement Rehabilitation Project will target some of the most troubled sections of concrete pavement on the interstate highway in Hampton Roads, resulting in an increase of pavement life by 15 years or more for more than 163 lane-miles of “distressed eastbound and westbound segments of I-64 and I-264 in Norfolk and Virginia Beach,” started the press release.
It’s a comprehensive restoration that should include the installation of pavement overlay, concrete patching, small drainage improvements and adjustments to median barriers and guardrails.
Many accidents occur every year on congested sections of 1-264 and I-64. Our Virginia auto accident injury lawyers welcome any moves to improve safety. Call Cooper Hurley at 757.455.0777 or see Cooperhurley.com.