VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — A new flyover bridge over Interstate 264 in Virginia Beach designed to ease traffic in the area is now officially open.
The new Greenwich Road flyover, spanning I-264 in Virginia Beach, will connect Cleveland Street to Greenwich Road. VDOT said they planned to open it to drivers as early as March 8, and on Monday evening, they tweeted that it was indeed open.
Only two lanes of traffic are open to motorists at first, with one lane in each direction between Greenwich Road and Cleveland Street. This gives construction workers time to complete nearby work on the Witchduck Road intersection.
Motorists traveling on Greenwich Road who wish to access Witchduck Road will travel across the flyover to Cleveland Street, reaching Witchduck Road on the north side of I-264 and proceeding to their intended destination. With the new traffic pattern in place, motorists are encouraged to use caution and plan ahead when traveling through this area.
A stretch of Greenwich Road near the intersection with Witchduck Road will be shut down permanently. Crews will add a cul-de-sac just east of the former Norfolk Southern railroad tracks. A new I-264 east off-ramp, part of improvements to the I-264 interchange with Witchduck Road (exit 16), will be constructed in place of that closed portion of Greenwich Road.
The flyover bridge opening marks a vital milestone in Phase II of VDOT's I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements Project. Its opening depends on the weather and could change based on schedule updates.
Learn more about the project and check out more renderings here.