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

The following 21 photos were taken on September 12, 2008 by the Virginia Department of Transportation, and are posted here with their permission. Roads to the Future utilized PhotoDeluxe Business Edition to sharpen and brighten and to align all of the photos. Click on the photo to get a large version of the photo. You probably will need to use Full Screen mode (the F11 key can be utilized to swap back and forth between Full Screen and Regular) to see the full size of the large photo without browser-induced image shrinkage. The large photos have sizes ranging from 188 to 316 kilobytes, with most of them being under 254 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/I-295 interchange, I-64 roadways are to the left, photo from the land approach of the new 2-lane ramp from eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). Asphalt paving is near completion, and drainage structure work is underway ahead. The new flyover bridge is visible in the distance.
I-64/I-295 interchange, photo from the land approach of the new 2-lane ramp from eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). Asphalt paving is near completion. The new flyover bridge begins a couple hundred feet ahead.

The photos on this ramp are looking in the direction of future traffic unless otherwise noted.

I-64/I-295 interchange, photo from the new 2-lane ramp from eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). The joint at the bottom of the photo is where the flyover bridge begins at the abutment (bridge terminal structure).
I-64/I-295 interchange, photo from the new 2-lane ramp from eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). The reinforced concrete bridge deck sections were completed in early September, and the green steel re-bars are the core for the reinforced concrete parapets. Notice the "straddle bent" piers which extend outward so that the I-64 roadway can pass underneath.

The flyover bridge is 1,765 feet long and 35 feet above I-64.

I-64/I-295 interchange, photo from the new 2-lane ramp from eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). Looking from the flyover bridge westward against the flow of future traffic, over the I-64 roadways. Notice the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) wall on the elevated land approach to the flyover bridge. The VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass over I-64 is in the distance; the original 2-lane bridge was replaced with a new 4-lane bridge that is long enough to pass over I-64 and the widened approaches to and from I-295.
I-64/I-295 interchange, photo from the new 2-lane ramp from eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). Looking from the flyover bridge eastward over the I-64 eastbound (toward Richmond) roadway, notice the original I-295 bridges over I-64, and the pre-existing exit to the one-lane loop ramp from eastbound I-64 to eastbound I-295. The westbound I-295 bridge (the closest one) is having its bridge deck renovated as part of this project, and the eastbound I-295 bridge will be removed after the flyover ramp is opened to traffic. Notice in the distance the widening under construction for an auxiliary fourth lane on I-64 between I-295 and US-250.
I-64/I-295 interchange, photo from the new 2-lane ramp from eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). The reinforced concrete bridge deck sections were completed in early September, and the green steel re-bars are the core for the reinforced concrete parapets.
I-64/I-295 interchange, photo from the new 2-lane ramp from eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). Looking from the flyover bridge westward against the flow of future traffic, over the I-64 roadways.
I-64/I-295 interchange, photo from the new 2-lane ramp from eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). Looking from the flyover bridge westward against the flow of future traffic, over the I-64 roadways. Notice the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) wall on the elevated land approach to the flyover bridge. The VA-271 Pouncey Tract Road overpass over I-64 is in the distance; the original 2-lane bridge was replaced with a new 4-lane bridge that is long enough to pass over I-64 and the widened approaches to and from I-295.
I-64/I-295 interchange, photo from the new 2-lane ramp from eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). Looking from the flyover bridge eastward over the the original I-295 bridges over I-64. The westbound I-295 bridge (the closest one) is having its bridge deck renovated as part of this project, and the eastbound I-295 bridge will be removed.
I-64/I-295 interchange, photo from the new 2-lane ramp from eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk).

The photos on this ramp are looking in the direction of future traffic unless otherwise noted.

The flyover bridge is 1,765 feet long and 35 feet above I-64.

I-64/I-295 interchange, photo from the new 2-lane ramp from eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). Looking from the flyover bridge southward over the the original I-295 bridges over I-64. The westbound I-295 bridge (the closest one) is having its bridge deck renovated as part of this project, and the eastbound I-295 bridge no longer carries traffic and is already partly dismantled and will be removed.

Notice that the westbound I-295 bridge 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.

I-64/I-295 interchange, photo from the new 2-lane ramp from eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). View of the ramp from westbound I-64 (toward Charlottesville) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk); the existing one-lane ramp is being widened to two lanes.
I-64/I-295 interchange, photo from the new 2-lane ramp from eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). View of the ramp from westbound I-295 to westbound I-64 (toward Charlottesville); it originally was one lane wide, and is being relocated and widened to 2 lanes (design speed 110 kph or 68 mph). Notice the sound barrier that was built in this project to protect a cluster of homes.
I-64/I-295 interchange, photo from the new 2-lane ramp from eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). This is the elevated land approach that transitions from the flyover bridge to the main I-295 eastbound roadway.

This and the next two photos are in driving sequence.

I-64/I-295 interchange, photo from the new 2-lane ramp from eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). This is the elevated land approach that transitions from the flyover bridge to the main I-295 eastbound roadway.
I-64/I-295 interchange, photo from the new 2-lane ramp from eastbound I-64 (toward Richmond) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk). This is the elevated land approach that transitions from the flyover bridge to the main I-295 eastbound roadway.
I-64/I-295 interchange, photo from the ramp from westbound I-64 (toward Charlottesville) to eastbound I-295 (toward Washington and Norfolk); the existing one-lane ramp is being widened to two lanes. Notice the Mechanically Stabilized Earth (MSE) wall on the elevated land approach that transitions from the flyover bridge to the main I-295 eastbound roadway.
I-64/I-295 interchange, photo of the westbound I-295 bridge over I-64, it is having its bridge deck renovated as part of this project. The westbound I-295 bridge is carrying 2-way traffic; this is a temporary arrangement instituted as part of this project. The flyover bridge is in the background.
I-64/I-295 interchange, photo from the eastbound I-64 roadway (toward Richmond), under the new flyover bridge. Notice the "straddle bent" piers which extend outward so that the I-64 roadway can pass underneath.
I-64/I-295 interchange, photo looking across the I-64 roadways. View of the ramp from westbound I-295 to westbound I-64 (toward Charlottesville); it originally was one lane wide, and is being relocated and widened to 2 lanes (design speed 110 kph or 68 mph). Notice the sound barrier that was built in this project to protect a cluster of homes.

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By Scott M. Kozel, Roads to the Future

(Created 11-13-2008)