NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Virginia Department of Transportation is breaking ground on a construction project aimed at improving traffic flow and safety at one of the most congested interchanges in Hampton Roads.

Over two phases, the project will provide about four miles of interstate improvements from the Twin Bridges to the Witchduck Road Interchange in Virginia Beach.

VDOT hopes the improvements will add capacity, reduce daily congestion and improve safety in the area. No word yet on how long the project will take.

A groundbreaking ceremony began at 2:30 p.m. in Norfolk. 13News Now will have the latest on the project, starting at 4 p.m.