Traffic Alert: Expect Delays on I-64 Eastbound at Mile Marker 121
If you plan to use Interstate 64 in Albemarle County this weekend, expect delays eastbound near mile maker 121.
Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) crews will once again reduce the eastbound lanes to one lane at the bridge over Route 20. VDOT is working on a bridge rehabilitation project
The closure will start Friday at 8 p.m., and last through the weekend. The entrance ramp from Route 20 to Interstate 64 east and the exit 121B ramp to Route 20 north will also be closed.
The closure is expected to last until Monday at 6 a.m.
10/02/2019 Updated Release from the Virginia Department of Transportation:
CULPEPER — Lane closures for the ongoing bridge rehabilitation project will resume on eastbound Interstate 64 at mile marker 121 in Charlottesville on October 4 through Oct. 7.
Extended lane closures are scheduled during the following times, weather permitting:
- 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 until 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7
Eastbound I-64 will be reduced to one lane at the bridge over Route 20. The entrance ramp from Route 20 to eastbound I-64 and the eastbound I-64 exit 121B ramp to northbound Route 20 will also be closed. The exit 121A ramp to southbound Route 20 will remain open to traffic.
The speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 45 miles per hour. Motorists are advised to follow the reduced speed limit and drive with caution when traveling in the construction area.
VDOT contractor Curtis Contracting, Inc. of West Point will continue working on the eastbound bridge. The work involves hydro demolition of the bridge deck and application of a latex overlay to extend the service life of the bridge and provide a smoother ride for motorists. Hydro demolition involves using high-pressure water jets to remove deteriorated concrete to create a better bonding surface for the overlay.
Motorists should expect brief traffic stops on Route 20 while the hydro demolition is in progress.
Under the same $2,505,565 construction contract, the contractor will also perform maintenance work on the westbound I-64 bridge over Route 20 and eastbound I-64 over Route 29. Construction on all three bridges will be complete by May 2020. All lane closures will be announced. Visit the project web page for more information