VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — Starting as early as Thursday, VDOT crews will open a new ramp to get onto Interstate 264 east.
The new ramp will create a new traffic pattern at the roundabout on Greenwich Road and give drivers a new way to access the interstate going eastbound.
The new on-ramp and traffic pattern was a part of the reconfiguration of the Newtown Road interchange with I-264.
Through the project, VDOT aims to reduce conflict points, increase efficiency and minimizing weaving movements as drivers merge.
The existing ramp onto I-264 east at Newtown Road will close permanently as early as 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 28. It will be demolished and be turned into a stormwater management basin.
The updated traffic patterns are:
- For traffic on Newtown Road heading to I-264 east: Traffic traveling in either direction of Newtown Road will take eastbound Greenwich Road and utilize the roundabout to access I-264 east.
- For traffic on eastbound Greenwich Road: Traffic traveling on eastbound Greenwich Road (toward the Greenwich Road flyover) will stay left on the new roundabout to access I-264 east or go right to follow the roundabout and continue on eastbound Greenwich Road.
- For traffic on westbound Greenwich Road: Traffic traveling on westbound Greenwich Road (toward Newtown Road) will turn right at the roundabout near the Courtyard by Marriott hotel and utilize the new ramp to access I-264 east. or stay left on to the new roundabout to continue on westbound Greenwich Road and access Newtown Road.
For more information on the improvements coming to the I-64/I-264 Interchange and the Newtown and Witchduck ramps, visit www.i64i264improvements.org.