Pinners Point Interchange Construction Photos - September 2004

Here are 8 photos of the Pinners Point Interchange (Port Norfolk Connector) project under construction, taken on September 25, 2004. Click the thumbnail photo for a larger photo (they range in size from 82 to 119 kilobytes, with most being less than 105 kilobytes).

Extension of the VA-164 West Norfolk Bridge, the Port Norfolk Connector bridge, open to traffic with 2-lane 2-way traffic on the new westbound bridge, driving eastbound. This point is near where the original bridge transitions to the new bridge. The eastern 1,200 feet of the 3,630-foot-long West Norfolk Bridge is being reconstructed and realigned slightly northward so that it will make a seamless freeway connection with the new Port Norfolk Connector bridge.
Extension of the VA-164 West Norfolk Bridge, the Port Norfolk Connector bridge, open to traffic with 2-lane 2-way traffic on the new eastbound bridge, driving eastbound. The 2 lanes that are open transitioned from the new westbound bridge to the new eastbound bridge, between the previous photo and this photo. The gantries at the Portsmouth Marine Terminal are visible ahead.
Extension of VA-164, open to traffic with 2-lane 2-way traffic on the new eastbound bridge, driving eastbound, passing over the Portsmouth Marine Terminal, approaching the point where the completed 3-lane eastbound VA-164 roadway will split into a 2-lane roadway to the Midtown Tunnel and a 2-lane roadway to the US-58 MLK Freeway southbound.
The local combined offramp for VA-164 eastbound (from West Norfolk Bridge) and US-58 southbound (from Midtown Tunnel) is being temporarily used for 2-lane 2-way VA-164 traffic. That ramp ends at a signalized intersection with Cleveland Street ahead. Driving eastbound. The high embankment to the left is for the 2-lane ramp under construction from VA-164 eastbound to US-58 MLK Freeway southbound.
The local combined offramp for VA-164 eastbound (from West Norfolk Bridge) and US-58 southbound (from Midtown Tunnel) is being temporarily used for 2-lane 2-way VA-164 traffic. This photo was taken from about the same place as the previous photo, but looking in the opposite direction, westbound, toward the West Norfolk Bridge. The high embankment to the right is for the 2-lane ramp under construction from VA-164 eastbound to US-58 MLK Freeway southbound.
Martin Luther King Freeway, looking northbound, approaching the overpass over Cleveland Street. The MLK Freeway is being reconstructed in this area, and it temporarily has 2-way traffic on the northbound side of the highway.
Temporary roadway for northbound MLK Freeway to Midtown Tunnel. Pinners Point Interchange bridges are under construction ahead.
MLK Freeway 2-lane southbound roadway from Midtown Tunnel, with one lane currently open to traffic. Pinners Point Interchange bridges are under construction ahead.

Lead article Parallel Midtown Tunnel / Pinners Point Interchange / Martin Luther King Freeway Extension

All photos by Scott Kozel.

Copyright 2005 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

(Content created on 11-1-2004, moved to separate article on 3-1-2005)