Interstate 464 in Virginia

Interstate 464 in Virginia is the 5.69-mile-long freeway from I-64 in Chesapeake to I-264 in the Berkley section of Norfolk. The planning name of I-464 was the South Norfolk Spur. The highway has 6 lanes from I-64 to VA-337 Poindexter Street, and 4 lanes from VA-337 Poindexter Street to I-264. The I-464 designation ends at I-264, but there is some logic to continuing it across the Berkley Bridge into downtown Norfolk.

The 0.85-mile-long section of I-464 from I-64 to US-13 opened to traffic on May 31, 1967, as one of the connections to I-64 when it opened. The 3.6-mile-long section of I-464 from US-13 to VA-337 opened in July 1987, and the 1.2-mile-long section from VA-337 to I-264 was opened in May 1989, completing the route.

I-464 was planned to be a bypass of the congested north-south thoroughfares US-460 Bainbridge Boulevard and VA-168 Atlantic Avenue and Campostella Road. It was also planned to connect the Interstate System to the port, industries and military installations in South Norfolk.

Map of Norfolk and Portsmouth showing I-264 and I-464 detail near tunnel and bridge.

VDOT 1997 traffic volume data follows. Figures are published rounded to the nearest 100. Traffic volumes on I-464 are 34,000 AADT at US-13, 42,000 at Poindexter Street, and 52,000 just south of the I-264 junction. Large trucks are 9% of the total traffic.

I have more information about I-464 here: Hampton Roads Area Interstates and Freeways. See Kurumi's Kurumi: 3-digit Interstates from I-64 for I-464 in Virginia.

The VA-168 Oak Grove Connector is essentially a southerly extension of I-464, and it is a 4-lane freeway that connects I-464 to the VA-168 Great Bridge Bypass. The 10.2-mile-long Chesapeake Expressway is a 4-lane tollroad extension of the south end of the 3.8-mile-long Great Bridge Bypass, to the North Carolina border. The 4-lane Great Bridge Bypass was completed about 1980 and it includes a 2,750-foot-long high-level bridge with 65 feet of vertical navigational clearance over the Intracoastal Waterway / Chesapeake and Albemarle Canal. On July 22, 1999, the 2-mile-long Oak Grove Connector in Chesapeake was completed, and this basically extends the I-464 freeway from the I-64/I-464 interchange to the north end of the VA-168 Great Bridge Bypass, forming a continuous I-464/VA-168 freeway. The Oak Grove Connector bypasses congested Battlefield Boulevard (now VA-168 Business). With the completion of the VA-168 Chesapeake Expressway in May 2001, a continuous north-south freeway is in place from downtown Norfolk to the North Carolina border. I rode NC-168 in North Carolina in May 2000, and it has all been 4-laned since I last drove through there in Dec. 1995. The Chesapeake Expressway eliminated the only remaining non-4-lane gap in the corridor between I-64/I-464 and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. See my website article Chesapeake Expressway (VA-168) for details.

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By Scott M. Kozel, Roads to the Future

(Created 5-31-2000, updated 12-21-2003)