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

The following 18 photos were taken on July 14, 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 120 to 237 kilobytes, with most of them being under 182 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, with the eastbound flyover construction visible in the left side of the photo. Notice the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls 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, 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 half mile east of the VA-288 interchange, a third lane is being constructed on the right.
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.

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

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 overhead is the under construction new VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass.
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 constructed on the earthen fill approach to the flyover bridge.
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 constructed on the earthen fill approach to the flyover bridge, and notice the flyover bridge piers that have been constructed, and the I-295 overpasses in the distance.
I-64 eastbound, approaching I-295. Notice the flyover bridge piers that have been constructed, and the I-295 overpasses in the distance.
I-64 eastbound, approaching I-295. Notice the flyover bridge piers that have been constructed, and the I-295 overpasses in the distance.
The I-64 eastbound roadway is visible to the left, and the nearly complete construction of the piers for the flyover bridge, and the completed 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, looking westward.
The I-64 eastbound roadway is visible to the left, and the nearly complete construction of the piers for the flyover bridge, and the completed 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, looking westward.

In the distance is the VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass, and the construction of the new Pouncey Tract Road overpass.

The I-64 eastbound roadway is in the center, and the nearly complete construction of the piers for the flyover bridge. Vantage point is from the I-295 overpass, looking westward.
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.
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 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.
I-64 looking westward from over the I-64 westbound roadway, from the VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass. A new lane is being constructed on the right, to widen westbound I-64 to 3 lanes between I-295 and VA-288.
I-64 looking westward from over the I-64 eastbound roadway, from the VA-271 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. A new lane is being constructed, to widen eastbound I-64 to 3 lanes between VA-288 and 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.
New VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass nearing completion for the northbound 2-lane portion of the bridge.
The westbound roadway for I-64 (toward Charlottesville) is visible, with the widening under construction to add a third lane on the outside. The road in the lower part of the photo, is a service road alongside I-64.

Lead article - I-64 / I-295 Interchange Modification Project

All photos by Scott Kozel.

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By Scott M. Kozel, Roads to the Future

(Created 10-8-2007)