I-64 / I-295 Interchange Modification Project Photos - April 2008

The following 11 photos were taken on April 13 and 26 by Roads to the Future. Click on the photo to get a large version of the photo. The large photos have sizes ranging from 160 to 274 kilobytes, with most of them being under 220 kilobytes. With a broadband or network Internet connection each photo will download within seconds, but with a dial-up Internet connection it will be somewhat slower.

Photos below taken on April 13, 2008

I-64 eastbound (toward Richmond), about one and a half mile west of the VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass, a third lane is being constructed on the right, and a sound barrier has been constructed on the right, adjacent to a subdivision and apartment complexes. The third right lane will extend seamlessly between the I-295 and VA-288 interchanges.

I-64 westbound (toward Charlottesville), one mile east of the VA-288 interchange, a third lane is being constructed on the right. View from a service road by the roadside. Looking west. The third right lane will extend seamlessly between the I-295 and VA-288 interchanges.

I-64 westbound, one mile east of the VA-288 interchange, a third lane is being constructed on the right. View from a service road by the roadside. Looking west.

Notice the new limited access right-of-way fence, this is the "farm fence" type that VDOT utilizes in rural areas. This is a replacement of the original fence due to the widening of the roadside embankment to accomodate the new traffic lane.

The other VDOT type of limited access right-of-way fence, is a "chain link fence" type utilized in urban areas and other areas where a stronger fence is warranted.

I-64 westbound, one half mile east of the VA-288 interchange, a third lane is being constructed on the right. The third right lane to the VA-288 interchange, begins ahead, and the current construction project ends. The third right lane will extend seamlessly between the I-295 and VA-288 interchanges. Notice the overhead sign for the exit to VA-288 southbound. Asphalt base material has been placed for the new lane and shoulder. Notice the new limited access right-of-way fence.
I-64 westbound, one mile east of the VA-288 interchange, a third lane is being constructed on the right. View from a service road by the roadside. Looking east. The VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass bridge is in the distance. Notice the new limited access right-of-way fence.

Photos below taken on April 26, 2008

I-64/I-295 interchange, the ramp from westbound I-295 to westbound I-64 (toward Charlottesville). This one-lane ramp is being widened to two lanes, and is being relocated in two places to provide a higher-speed alignment. The ramp is being rebuilt to a higher-speed 2-lane ramp, notice the asphalt roadway to the right of the concrete barricade that is under construction, that is the right lane of the rebuilt ramp. A sound barrier was constructed on the right, adjacent to a subdivision.

This rebuilt ramp will have a design speed 110 kph or 68 mph.

I-64/I-295 interchange, the ramp from westbound I-295 to westbound I-64 (toward Charlottesville). This one-lane ramp is being widened to two lanes, and is being relocated in two places to provide a higher-speed alignment, and the area on the right side of the curve ahead is one of the places where a ramp curve will be lessened; notice the asphalt roadway to the right of the concrete barricade that is under construction. The ramp merges into I-64 ahead. A sound barrier was constructed on the right, adjacent to a subdivision.
Steel beam placement has been completed for the 2-lane flyover bridge from eastbound I-64 to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk).

Looking from the rear of the Lowe's home improvement store loading area.

The next 3 photos are from the same vantage point, but with a successivly wider angle.

Steel beam placement has been completed for the 2-lane flyover bridge from eastbound I-64 to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk).

Forms placement for the construction of the reinforced concrete roadway deck has begun at the beginning of the bridge, which is just to the left of this vantage point.

The flyover bridge will be 1,765 feet long and 35 feet above I-64.

Steel beam placement has been completed for the 2-lane flyover bridge from eastbound I-64 to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk).

Notice the "straddle bent" piers that extend outward to fully span the I-64 roadways.

Steel beam placement has been completed for the 2-lane flyover bridge from eastbound I-64 to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk).

I-64 traffic is visible to the right, and the existing I-295 bridges over I-64 are visible in the distance.

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By Scott M. Kozel, Roads to the Future

(Created 12-16-2008)