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

The following 16 photos were taken on September 16, 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 143 to 242 kilobytes, with most of them being under 184 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.

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.

This and the next 2 photos are in the same driving sequence.

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.
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.
New VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass nearing completion for the northbound 2-lane portion of the bridge. When open (it opened to traffic in the first week of October) it will carry 2-lane 2-way traffic until the southbound 2-lane portion of the bridge is constructed.
New VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass nearing completion for the northbound 2-lane portion of the bridge. Closer view of the bridge parapet with metal rails.
New VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass nearing completion for the northbound 2-lane portion of the bridge. Closer view of the bridge parapet with metal rails.
New VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass nearing completion for the northbound 2-lane portion of the bridge.
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 from I-64 to I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). Notice the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls constructed on the earthen fill approach to the flyover bridge. Notice the flyover bridge piers that have been constructed, and the I-295 overpasses in the distance.
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 from I-64 to I-295. Notice the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls constructed on the earthen fill approach to the flyover bridge. Notice the flyover bridge piers that have been constructed, and the I-295 overpasses in the distance.
I-64 looking eastward across the westbound roadway, from the VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass. The ramp from westbound I-295 to westbound I-64 (toward Charlottesville), enters I-64 from the left side of the photo. 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 wide graded area to the left is one of the places where a ramp curve will be lessened.
I-64 looking eastward over the westbound roadway, from the VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass. The ramp from westbound I-295 to westbound I-64 (toward Charlottesville), enters I-64 from the left side of the photo. This one-lane ramp is being widened to two lanes, and is being relocated in two places to provide a higher-speed alignment. The wide graded area to the left is one of the places where a ramp curve will be lessened. Notice the flyover bridge piers that have been constructed, and the I-295 overpasses in the distance.
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.
Zoom-in excerpt from previous photo. 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. Grading is underway for the new lane.
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 of the photo, for the approach roadway to the eastbound flyover ramp to I-295. A new mainline lane is being constructed, to widen eastbound I-64 to 3 lanes between VA-288 and I-295.
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 of the photo, for the approach roadway to the eastbound flyover ramp to I-295. A new mainline lane is being constructed, to widen eastbound I-64 to 3 lanes between VA-288 and I-295.
Zoom-in excerpt from previous photo. 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 of the photo, for the approach roadway to the eastbound flyover ramp to I-295. A new mainline lane is being constructed, to widen eastbound I-64 to 3 lanes between VA-288 and I-295. Grading is underway for the new lanes.
Two new lanes are being constructed, for the elevated approach roadway to the eastbound flyover ramp from I-64 to I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). Notice the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) retaining walls constructed on the earthen fill approach to the flyover bridge.

The following 15 photos were taken on September 29, 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 149 to 234 kilobytes, with most of them being under 185 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.

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. Two piers under construction are visible, and they will be utilized for the flyover bridge.

This and the next 2 photos are in the same driving sequence.

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.
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.
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 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).

This and the next 6 photos are in the same driving sequence.

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).
The ramp from westbound I-295 to westbound I-64 (toward Charlottesville).
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.
The ramp from westbound I-295 to westbound I-64 (toward Charlottesville). 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.

The VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass over I-64 is visible in the distance.

I-64 westbound at the merge point of the ramp from westbound I-295. The VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass, and the construction of the new Pouncey Tract Road overpass, is visible ahead.
I-64 westbound, with the eastbound flyover construction visible in the center of the photo.

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.

Steel beam placement has begun for the 2-lane flyover bridge from eastbound I-64 to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). The two I-64 roadways go into the distance. Vantage point is from the I-295 overpass over I-64.

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

Steel beam placement has begun for the 2-lane flyover bridge from eastbound I-64 to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). The I-64 eastbound roadway is visible to the left, and the completed 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 over I-64.
Steel beam placement has begun for the 2-lane flyover bridge from eastbound I-64 to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk).
Steel beam placement has begun 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. This is the same span as the one in the previous 4 photos.

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All photos by Scott Kozel.

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By Scott M. Kozel, Roads to the Future

(Created 10-20-2007, updated 10-22-2007)