NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Department of Transportation says a closure of Denbigh Boulevard near I-64 could start as early as Tuesday night, July 5.

The closure, just one part of a multi-year improvement plan, gives crews time to place bridge girders on the new spans of the westbound section of the Denbigh Boulevard overpass over I-64. 

If weather permits, crews will have a detour in place for drivers nightly from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., starting July 5 through the morning of July 8.

The detour directs drivers south towards Bland Boulevard, closer to the Newport News/Williamsburg Airport. The portion of Bland Boulevard being used for the detour runs parallel to Denbigh.

Courtesy: VDOT

According to VDOT, the project as a whole includes demolition of the existing bridge, and construction a new bridge with four 12-foot lanes, a 16-foot raised median and two 8.5-foot sidewalks, as well as new roadway approaches and storm water management facilities.

The $23 million construction contract was awarded to a Maryland company in 2019.

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