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

The following 20 photos were taken on May 3, 17 and 24 by Roads to the Future. Click on the photo to get a large version of the photo. The large photos have sizes ranging from 116 to 230 kilobytes, with most of them being under 193 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 May 3, 2008

I-64 eastbound (toward Richmond), approaching the under construction 2-lane ramp from eastbound I-64 to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). The VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass is ahead, and it was replaced with a 4-lane bridge that is long enough to span the widened I-64 approaches, as part of this project. 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 2 photos are in driving sequence.

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.

Reinforced concrete roadway deck construction is underway on the flyover bridge.

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.

View from the I-295 temporary roadway for the interchange ramp movement from eastbound I-64 to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). The temporary roadway is needed to remove traffic from a section of the eastbound I-295 roadway so that it can be rebuilt with an elevated approach for the new flyover ramp. 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. The end section of the flyover bridge is visible as it connects to the elevated approach.

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.

Steel beam placement has been completed 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).

Photos below taken on May 17, 2008

I-64 westbound (toward Charlottesville), with the eastbound flyover bridge construction visible overhead. Roadway deck construction is underway on the bridge.
New VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass over I-64. The original 2-lane bridge was replaced with 4-lane bridge that is long enough to span the widened approaches to I-64.
New VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass over I-64 for the southbound 2-lane portion of the bridge, nearing completion. 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, nearing completion. 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.

Photos below taken on May 24, 2008

I-64 westbound (toward Charlottesville), approaching the bridges to and from I-295. The under construction flyover bridge is the higher bridge, and the original I-295 bridges are at the lower bridge level.

This and the next 3 photos are in driving sequence.

I-64 westbound, with the eastbound flyover bridge construction visible overhead. Roadway deck construction is underway on the bridge. Notice the "straddle bent" piers that extend outward to fully span the I-64 roadways.
I-64 westbound, with the eastbound flyover bridge construction visible overhead. Roadway deck construction is underway on the bridge.
I-64 westbound, with the eastbound flyover bridge construction visible overhead. Roadway deck construction is underway on the bridge.

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-295 westbound (toward Charlottesville) approaching the ramps to I-64 westbound and eastbound. The under construction eastbound flyover ramp bridge and elevated approach, is visible in the distance.
I-295 westbound 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 it is being used for the I-295 temporary roadway for the interchange ramp movement from eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). The under construction eastbound flyover ramp bridge is visible in the distance.
I-64 westbound (toward Charlottesville), one mile east of the VA-288 interchange, a third lane is being constructed on the right. Asphalt paving is near completion. Looking west.
I-64 westbound, one mile east of the VA-288 interchange, a third lane is being constructed on the right. Asphalt paving is near completion. Looking east. The VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass bridge is in the distance.
I-64 westbound, one mile east of the VA-288 interchange, a third lane is being constructed on the right. View from the roadside. Right-of-way fence is being constructed. Looking east.
I-64 westbound, one mile east of the VA-288 interchange, a third lane is being constructed on the right. View from the roadside. Close view of the limited access right-of-way fence, this is the "farm fence" type that VDOT utilizes in rural areas.

The other VDOT type of limited access right-of-way fence, is a "chain link fence" type utilized in urban areas and other areas where a stronger fence is warranted.

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

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By Scott M. Kozel, Roads to the Future

(Created 12-11-2008)