VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The new Greenwich Road flyover, seen going over Interstate 264 in Virginia Beach, opened to drivers on Monday, March 8.
The structure connects Cleveland Street with Greenwich Road and is a significant milestone in Phase II of VDOT’s I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements Project.
Leaders with VDOT said the bridge would initially open to two lanes of traffic, with one lane of traffic in each direction.
The hope for the phased opening is to allow for more work on improving the five-legged Witchduck intersection.
Now that the flyover is open to traffic, drivers on Greenwich Road who wish to access Witchduck Road can travel across the flyover to Cleveland Street, reaching Witchduck Road on the north side of I-264.
Crews will also be implementing the planned, permanent closure of a portion of Greenwich Road near the intersection with Witchduck Road. In its place, a new I-264 east off-ramp, Witchduck Road (exit 16), will be constructed.
Turns from both directions of Witchduck Road onto Greenwich Road are now permanently restricted, and motorists on Witchduck Road will utilize Cleveland Street on the north side of the interstate to access Greenwich Road.
Directional signage is in place.
When the new traffic pattern is in place, motorists are encouraged to use caution and plan ahead when traveling through this area.
Ultimately, the flyover will accommodate four lanes of traffic, with two lanes of traffic in each direction. This work is expected to be completed in fall 2021.
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