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

The following 7 photos were taken May 19, 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 175 to 214 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.

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.
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.

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

I-295 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.

Notice the concrete barricade that has been placed along the edge of the roadway, in order to separate the two directions of 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-295 temporary roadway for the interchange ramp movement from eastbound I-64 to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). About 1/3 mile down the roadway from the last photo.
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).
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 curve will be lessened. A sound barrier is being constructed on the right, adjacent to a subdivision.
I-64 westbound, under the I-295 overpasses, with the eastbound flyover construction visible ahead.  Most of the piers have been constructed.

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

All photos by Scott Kozel.

Copyright 2007 by Scott Kozel. All rights reserved. Reproduction, reuse, or distribution without permission is prohibited.

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By Scott M. Kozel, Roads to the Future

(Created 10-8-2007)