Norfolk Segment 1A

The HREL Norfolk Segment 1A will repurpose I-64 in both directions from Tidewater Drive to Patrol Road in Norfolk. The three existing general purpose lanes and shoulders will be converted to one part-time, high-occupancy shoulder Express Lane and three general purpose lanes for a total of 2 miles.

This project is currently under construction.  The HREL Norfolk Segment 1B is in design.

Project Awarded: Fall 2022
Estimated Project Completion: Early 2026
Design-Build Contract Cost: $163 Million
Estimated Overall Project Cost: $197.6 Million
Contractor: Design-Build, Allan Myers

Major Work Items:

  • Two miles of shoulder rehabilitation/strengthening in each direction
  • Noise barriers
  • Overhead signing
  • Right of way acquisition in spot locations
  • Roadway widening in spot locations to maintain minimum shoulder width
  • Tolling gantries
  • Widening and rehabilitating five existing bridges (I-64 east over I-564, Granby Street and Little Creek Road, both directions over Tidewater Drive)
  • Rehabilitating three existing bridges (I-64 west over Little Creek Road, Granby Street, and the I-64 Reversible Roadway bridge over I-564 and Little Creek Road
  • All work is dependent on weather conditions, and the schedule is subject to change.

Traffic Impacts:

  • Long-term, full-closure of the on-ramp to I-64 east from Tidewater Drive south, with new left turn at Thole Street to access to I-64 east, estimated to be in place through early 2026
  • Traffic shifted toward the inside median on I-64 east and west between Tidewater Drive and Little Creek Road (exit 276), estimated to be in place until approximately mid-2025 
  • A shortened merge area at the northbound Tidewater Drive on-ramp to I-64 west, estimated to be in place through mid-2025
  • Granby Street - Traffic reduced to 1 lane in both directions until early 2025
  • Little Creek Road - Traffic reduced to 2 lanes in both directions until early 2025
  • Tidewater Drive - Traffic reduced to 1 lane southbound and 2 lanes northbound until early 2025

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Traffic Alerts/News Releases:

511 Traffic camera views in this area include, but are not limited to:

  • I-64 / MM 276.5 / WB / OL AT GRANBY STREET
  • I-64 / MM 277.5 / WB / OL AT I-564 INTERCHANGE
  • I-64 / MM 278.5 / EB / IL AT TIDEWATER DRIVE

HREL Norfolk 1A map under construction

The Citizen Information Meeting for the Hampton Roads Express Lanes Norfolk Segment 1A was held on Aug. 22, 2023. Project boards shown at the meeting are included below.

Citizens should direct questions and comments to or 757-250-3045. Media should direct questions to or 757-956-3032.

Meeting Materials: