Crews working to replace I-64 bridge near Airport Drive, expect closures

Henrico County

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — The Virginia Department of Transportation is working to replace old, structurally deficient bridges including the I-64 bridge over Airport Drive.

Starting this week, VDOT is working to replace the east and westbound bridges over Airport Drive to try and simplify the interchange.

In order to do this, VDOT will activate new traffic signals and close down lanes.

Here are some of the changes you can expect:

New traffic signals will be activated on Airport Drive at the bottom of the newly constructed I-64 ramps.

The ramp from Airport Drive south to 64 east will be temporarily closed. A new traffic signal at the bottom of the ramp will allow drivers to make a left turn until the ramp reopens.

Northbound traffic will be shifted towards the southbound lanes to allow for the bridge demolition.

Once the project is complete, exits 197 A and B on I-64 will be permanently closed. All I-64 traffic will use a new, single exit in each direction to get to Airport Drive.

The $35 million project is expected to be completed in late 2022.

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