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

The following 17 photos were taken February 3, 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 130 to 203 kilobytes, with most of them being under 164 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-64 westbound, approaching the I-295 overpasses, with the eastbound flyover ramp construction just beyond the I-295 overpasses.
I-64 westbound, approaching the I-295 overpasses, with the eastbound flyover construction visible just beyond the I-295 overpasses.
I-64 westbound, with the eastbound flyover construction visible in the left side of the photo. Notice the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls being constructed on the earthen fill approach to the flyover bridge.

Notice the concrete barricade that has been placed along the edge of the roadway, in order to separate the construction area from the highway traffic. The concrete barricade has the New Jersey Barrier shape, and is temporarily placed in linked segments, and the VDOT term for that particular contract pay item is Concrete Traffic Barrier Service.

I-64 westbound, approaching the VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass, and the construction of the new Pouncey Tract Road overpass.
The I-64 eastbound roadway is visible to the left, and the beginning of the construction of the piers for the flyover bridge, and the construction of the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls on the earthen fill approach to the flyover bridge. Vantage point is from the I-295 overpass.
The I-64 eastbound, about one mile west of the Pouncey Tract Road overpass, a third lane is being constructed on the right.
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 is being 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 is being 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 is being 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 is being constructed on the right, adjacent to a subdivision and apartment complexes.
The I-64 eastbound, about 1/2 mile west of the Pouncey Tract Road overpass, clearing and grubbing is underway for a third lane to be constructed on the right.
The I-64 eastbound, about 1/4 mile west of the Pouncey Tract Road overpass, clearing and grubbing is underway for a third lane to be constructed on the right.
The I-64 eastbound, approaching the Pouncey Tract Road overpass, two new lanes will be constructed on the right, for the roadway to the eastbound flyover ramp to I-295. The new bridge for the Pouncey Tract Road overpass is under construction just behind the existing overpass.
The 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.

Notice the concrete barricade that has been placed along the edge of the roadway, in order to separate the construction area from the highway traffic. The concrete barricade has the New Jersey Barrier shape, and is temporarily placed in linked segments, and the VDOT term for that particular contract pay item is Concrete Traffic Barrier Service.

The 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. Notice the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls being constructed on the earthen fill approach to the flyover bridge.
The I-64 eastbound, approaching I-295, two new lanes are being constructed on the right, for the elevated approach roadway to the eastbound flyover ramp to I-295. Notice the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls being constructed on the earthen fill approach to the flyover bridge, and notice two of the bridge piers under construction, and the I-295 overpasses in the distance.
The I-64 eastbound, approaching I-295. Notice two of the bridge piers under construction, and the I-295 overpasses in the distance.

The following 16 photos were taken February 4, 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 133 to 240 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-64 looking eastward, from the VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass. Two new lanes are being constructed on the right, for the elevated approach roadway to the eastbound flyover ramp to I-295.
I-64 looking eastward, from the Pouncey Tract Road overpass. Two new lanes are being constructed on the right, for the elevated approach roadway to the eastbound flyover ramp to I-295. Same vantage point as previous photo, but with a 2.2x telephoto lens. Notice the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls being constructed on the earthen fill approach to the flyover bridge.
Zoom-in excerpt from previous photo, showing a close-up of the prefabricated concrete panels that will be utilized for the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls.
I-64 looking eastward from over the I-64 eastbound roadway, from the Pouncey Tract Road overpass. Two new lanes are being constructed on the right, for the elevated approach roadway to the eastbound flyover ramp to I-295. The inner lane of I-64 eastbound is temporarily closed for the construction of the bridge piers for the replacement 4-lane Pouncey Tract Road overpass.

Notice the concrete barricade that has been placed along the edge of the roadway, in order to separate the construction area from the highway traffic. The concrete barricade has the New Jersey Barrier shape, and is temporarily placed in linked segments, and the VDOT term for that particular contract pay item is Concrete Traffic Barrier Service.

I-64 looking eastward from over the I-64 eastbound roadway, from the Pouncey Tract Road overpass. Two new lanes are being constructed on the right, for the elevated approach roadway to the eastbound flyover ramp to I-295. Same vantage point as previous photo, but with a 2.2x telephoto lens. Notice the I-295 overpasses in the distance.
I-64 looking westward, from the Pouncey Tract Road overpass. Two new lanes are being constructed on the left, for the approach roadway to the eastbound flyover ramp to I-295.
I-64 looking westward, from the Pouncey Tract Road overpass. Two new lanes are being constructed on the left, for the approach roadway to the eastbound flyover ramp to I-295. Same vantage point as previous photo, but with a 2.2x telephoto lens.
I-64 looking westward from over the I-64 eastbound roadway, from the Pouncey Tract Road overpass. Two new lanes are being constructed on the left, for the approach roadway to the eastbound flyover ramp to I-295. The inner lane of I-64 eastbound is temporarily closed for the construction of the bridge piers for the replacement 4-lane Pouncey Tract Road overpass.
I-64 looking westward from over the I-64 eastbound roadway, from the Pouncey Tract Road overpass. Two new lanes are being constructed on the left, for the approach roadway to the eastbound flyover ramp to I-295. Same vantage point as previous photo, but with a 2.2x telephoto lens. The inner lane of I-64 eastbound is temporarily closed for the construction of the bridge piers for the replacement 4-lane Pouncey Tract Road overpass.

The I-64 6-lane (3 each way) configuration tapers down to the 4-lane (2 each way) configuration a few hundred yards in the distance, and that is the western terminus of the major widening project on I-64 for 7 miles between Glenside Drive and 1/2 mile west of I-295, which added one lane each way in the median of the pre-existing 4-lane highway to make it 6 lanes (3 each way), that was completed in 1990.

There is a long-range plan to widen one lane each way in the I-64 median for 4 miles further west, seamlessly extending the lanes added in the 1990 widening project, which if built after the currently under construction project is completed, would make I-64 8 lanes (4 each way) between the I-295 and VA-288 interchanges, and would make I-64 6 lanes (3 each way) between VA-288 and 1/2 mile west of the VA-623 Rockville interchange (Exit 173).

Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls are being constructed on the earthen fill approach to the flyover bridge. Looking from the I-64 southern right-of-way line toward the end of the retained fill structure that will be the west abutment (terminal structure) of the flyover bridge for the eastbound flyover ramp to I-295.
Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls are being constructed on the elevated earthen fill approach to the flyover bridge. Looking from the I-64 southern right-of-way line toward the end of the retained fill structure that will be the west abutment (terminal structure) of the flyover bridge. The I-64 right-of-way fence is visible in the lower left of the photo, as the farm-style barbed wire fence that is the VDOT standard for right-of-way fence on a rural limited-access highway. The low retaining wall visible in the lower left of the photo, retains the fill of the loading dock area for a Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse store that was built about 10 years ago. There is less than 100 feet separating the Lowe's property and the under construction new roadway for the flyover bridge. The Lowe's property is adjacent to the entire length of the elevated earthen fill approach to the flyover bridge.
Bridge pier under construction for the eastbound flyover bridge, adjacent to eastbound I-64, for the eastbound flyover ramp to I-295.
Another bridge pier under construction for the eastbound flyover bridge, adjacent to eastbound I-64, for the eastbound flyover ramp to I-295.
VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass over I-64.
South abutment and wingwalls under construction for the new 4-lane Pouncey Tract Road overpass over I-64.
Existing Pouncey Tract Road overpass to the left, photo from the bridge, and new bridge pier under construction in the center, in the median of I-64. In the distance is the under construction north abutment for the 4-lane Pouncey Tract Road overpass over I-64.

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All photos by Scott Kozel.

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By Scott M. Kozel, Roads to the Future

(Created 2-10-2007)