I-64 / I-295 Interchange Modification Project Photos - August 2007

The following 18 photos were taken on August 25, 2007 by Roads to the Future. Click on the photo to get a large version of the photo. The large photos have sizes ranging from 149 to 216 kilobytes, with most of them being under 190 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.

I-295 has a temporary roadway for the interchange ramp movement from eastbound I-64 to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). The inner lane of the I-295 3-lane westbound roadway is being used as this temporary roadway, and there are temporary roadway connections between the pre-existing loop ramp and this roadway, and between this roadway and the permanent I-295 eastbound roadway.  The pre-existing concrete pavement loop ramp curves to the right, and the asphalt temporary roadway continues ahead.

This and the next 3 photos are in the same driving sequence.

View from the I-295 temporary roadway for the interchange ramp movement from eastbound I-64 to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk).

Ahead is the construction of the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls on the earthen fill approach from the flyover bridge for the new semi-directional ramp from eastbound I-64 to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). This is the "landing" for the flyover ramp on I-295.

Construction of the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls on the earthen fill approach from the flyover bridge.
Construction of the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls on the earthen fill approach from the flyover bridge. The end of the retaining wall is visible in the distance.
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, and will be adequately drivable at 60 mph (the design speed is a bit higher than that).  A sound barrier is being constructed on the right, adjacent to a subdivision.

This and the next 3 photos are in the same driving sequence.

The ramp from westbound I-295 to westbound I-64 (toward Charlottesville).
The ramp from westbound I-295 to westbound I-64 (toward Charlottesville). The graded area ahead is one of the places where a ramp curve will be lessened. The ramp merges into I-64 ahead. A sound barrier is being constructed on the right, adjacent to a subdivision.
The ramp from westbound I-295 to westbound I-64 (toward Charlottesville). The graded area ahead is one of the places where a ramp curve will be lessened. The ramp merges into I-64 ahead. A sound barrier is being constructed on the right, adjacent to a subdivision.

The VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass over I-64 is visible in the distance.

I-64 westbound, about 1/2 mile west of the VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass, a third lane is being constructed on the right.

This and the next 3 photos are in the same driving sequence.

I-64 westbound, about one mile west of the VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass, a third lane is being constructed on the right.
I-64 westbound, one mile east of the VA-288 interchange, a third lane is being constructed on the right.
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.
I-64 eastbound, one half mile east of the VA-288 interchange, a third lane is being constructed on the right. The third right lane from the VA-288 interchange, ends ahead, and the current construction project begins. The third right lane will extend seamlessly between the VA-288 and I-295 interchanges.

This and the next 5 photos are in the same driving sequence.

The I-64 eastbound, 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 I-64 eastbound, about one mile west of the 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 I-64 eastbound, about one mile west of the 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.
I-64 eastbound, about 1/2 mile west of the VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass, a third lane is being constructed on the right.
I-64 eastbound, approaching I-295, two new lanes are being constructed on the right, for the approach roadway to the eastbound flyover ramp to I-295. The bridge ahead is the VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass. Flyover construction is visible in the distance.

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All photos by Scott Kozel.

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By Scott M. Kozel, Roads to the Future

(Created 10-14-2007)