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

The following 23 photos were taken on March 3 and 22 by Roads to the Future. Click on the photo to get a large version of the photo. The large photos have sizes ranging from 148 to 196 kilobytes, with most of them being under 166 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 March 3, 2008

New VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass over I-64 for the southbound 2-lane portion of the bridge, under construction, the steel girders for the new bridge deck have been placed. To the right is the new VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass for the northbound 2-lane portion of the bridge, temporarily carrying 2-lane 2-way traffic.
New VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass over I-64 for the southbound 2-lane portion of the bridge, under construction, the steel girders for the new bridge deck have been placed.
New VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass over I-64. The original 2-lane bridge is being replaced with a 4-lane bridge that is long enough to span the widened approaches to I-64.

Looking at the under construction southbound portion of the bridge. The completed new northbound portion of the bridge is behind that span.

New VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass over I-64. The original 2-lane bridge is being replaced with 4-lane bridge that is long enough to span the widened approaches to I-64.
I-64 eastbound (toward Richmond), approaching the under construction 2-lane ramp from eastbound I-64 to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). I-64 is being widened between I-295 and VA-288, adding a third lane each way on the outside of each pre-existing two-lane roadway.

This and the next 5 photos are in driving sequence (eastbound I-64 to eastbound I-295).

I-64 eastbound, passing the under construction 2-lane ramp from eastbound I-64 to eastbound I-295. The flyover bridge is the higher bridge, and the original I-295 bridges are at the lower bridge level.

Notice the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls constructed on the earthen fill approach to the flyover bridge. The end of the retaining wall structure has the abutment (bridge terminal structure) where the bridge begins.

I-64 eastbound, passing the under construction 2-lane ramp from eastbound I-64 to eastbound I-295. The flyover bridge is the higher bridge, and the original I-295 bridges are at the lower bridge level.

Roadway deck construction is beginning on the flyover bridge.
The flyover bridge will be 1,765 feet long and 35 feet above I-64.

Crossing the I-295 bridge over I-64, approaching the under construction flyover bridge. The westbound I-295 roadway is carrying 2-way traffic; this is a temporary arrangement instituted as part of this project. I-295 has a temporary roadway for the pre-existing interchange loop ramp movement from eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). The inner lane of the I-295 3-lane westbound roadway (toward Charlottesville) 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. This temporary roadway was necessary so that a segment of eastbound I-295 could be vacated of traffic so that it could be reconstructed to include the downstream elevated approach from the flyover bridge.
View from the I-295 temporary roadway for the interchange ramp movement from eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). Overhead is the construction of the flyover bridge, with the steel girders recently placed.
View from the I-295 temporary roadway for the interchange ramp movement from eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). Ahead is the construction of the flyover bridge, and 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. The end section of the flyover bridge is visible as it connects to the elevated approach, with most of the steel girders recently placed on those spans.

End of 6 photo driving sequence from eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond), to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk).

I-295 westbound (toward Charlottesville) approaching the ramps to I-64 westbound and eastbound. The inner lane of the 3-lane I-295 westbound roadway is on the other side of the concrete barricade, as is being used for the I-295 temporary roadway for the interchange ramp movement from eastbound I-64 to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). The under construction eastbound flyover ramp is visible in the distance, with most of the steel girders recently placed on those spans.
Steel beam placement is nearing completion for the 2-lane flyover bridge from eastbound I-64 to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). Looking across the loop ramp from westbound I-295 to eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond), and across I-64.

Photos below taken on March 22, 2008

New VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass over I-64 for the southbound 2-lane portion of the bridge, under construction, the steel girders for the new bridge deck have been placed, and metal forms have been placed so that the reinforced concrete roadway deck can be constructed on top of them. To the right is the new VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass for the northbound 2-lane portion of the bridge, temporarily carrying 2-lane 2-way traffic.
New VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass over I-64 for the southbound 2-lane portion of the bridge, under construction, the steel girders for the new bridge deck have been placed, and metal forms have been placed so that the reinforced concrete roadway deck can be constructed on top of them.

Notice the construction progress since the first two March 3rd photos above.

New VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass over I-64. The original 2-lane bridge is being replaced with a 4-lane bridge that is long enough to span the widened approaches to I-64.

Looking at the under construction southbound portion of the bridge. Steel girders for the new bridge deck have been placed, and forms have been placed so that the reinforced concrete roadway deck can be constructed on top of them.

The completed new northbound portion of the bridge is behind that span.

New VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass over I-64. The original 2-lane bridge is being replaced with a 4-lane bridge that is long enough to span the widened approaches to I-64.
Crossing the I-295 bridge over I-64, approaching the under construction flyover bridge.

This and the next 5 photos are in driving sequence (eastbound I-295).

View from the I-295 temporary roadway for the interchange ramp movement from eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). Overhead is the construction of the flyover bridge, and the placement of steel girders for the entire bridge has been completed.
Overhead is the construction of the flyover bridge, and the placement of steel girders for the entire bridge has been completed.
Construction of the flyover bridge.
Ahead is the construction of the flyover bridge, and 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. The end section of the flyover bridge is visible as it connects to the elevated approach. The beginning of the retaining wall structure has the abutment (bridge terminal structure) where the bridge ends.
Construction of the flyover bridge.

End of 6 photo driving sequence on eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk).

I-295 westbound (toward Charlottesville) approaching the ramps to I-64 westbound and eastbound. The inner lane of the 3-lane I-295 westbound roadway is on the other side of the concrete barricade, as is being used for the I-295 temporary roadway for the interchange ramp movement from eastbound I-64 to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk).

The under construction eastbound flyover ramp is visible ahead, and the placement of steel girders for the bridge has been completed.

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By Scott M. Kozel, Roads to the Future

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