Interstate 564 in Virginia is a short spur from Interstate 64 to the U.S. Naval Base in Norfolk. It was opened in the early 1970s, and it is known as Admiral Taussig Boulevard.
It replaced former Virginia 170, which linked Norfolk to northeastern North Carolina via North Carolina 170. West of Interstate 564, original Virginia 170 crossed a ferry to Hampton Roads, where it headed west along current Interstate 64 to Virginia 30 northwest of Williamsburg.
Long range plans may extend Interstate 564 westward to Hampton/Newport News via a new bridge-tunnel. Traffic demands are increasing on Interstates 64 and 664. These are the only two connections between the eastern Tidewater cities with those to the northwest. The metropolitan area sees over 1.5 million people. Therefore extending Interstate 564 would provide needed relief if the present bridges if they are not expanded from their current capacity. For much more on this project see Scott Kozel's Hampton Roads Crossing Study.
Western Terminus - Admiral Tausig Boulevard - Norfolk, Virginia
Perspective from Interstate 564 west
Westbound Interstate 564 approaching end in one-half mile. Note overhead signage for Virginia 337 and the end advisory sign on the right shoulder. Photo taken 12/17/01.
Westbound Interstate 564 at Admiral Tausig Boulevard, where it converts into a surface street. The boulevard meets Virginia 337 a short distance ahead. Photo taken 12/17/01.
To Virginia 337 shield at the transition from Interstate 564 to Admiral Tausig Boulevard. The upcoming traffic light is for Norfolk Navy Base facilities and commissaries. Photo taken by 01/06/01.
An end Interstate 564 shield was installed during the Summer of 2002. Continuing west on Admiral Tausig Boulevard leads to Virginia 337, a state highway traveling north-south between the Navy Base area and downtown Norfolk. Photo taken by Adam Froehlig (07/19/02).
Perspective from Admiral Tausig Boulevard east
Admiral Tausig Boulevard transitions directly into Interstate 564. From this point, the freeway cuts through the southern reaches of Norfolk Navy Base, and accordingly sees interchanges at various entrance gates to the facility. Vidcap taken 01/02/01.
A begin Interstate 564 was installed during the Summer of 2002 for the eastbound beginning. There are no exit numbers for Interstate 564. Photo taken by Adam Froehlig (07/19/02).
One mile end Interstate 564 advisory sign. These types of signs are commonplace in the Tidewater region of Virginia and are now appearing in other parts of the state and in Maryland. Photo taken by 01/06/01.
Interstate 564 westbound approaching the terminus with Interstate 64. The sign bridge displays a variable message board for the reversible HOV-2 lanes on Interstate 64 eastbound (the lanes are aligned in the median of Interstate 64 between Interstates 264 and 564). The right-hand panel is for the upcoming return ramp to Interstate 64 west/Granby Street (U.S. 460) for the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. Photo taken 12/17/01.
Last Interstate 564 exit before traffic transitions to Interstate 64 eastbound. The exit to the right takes traffic onto Granby Street (U.S. 460) and Interstate 64 westbound. U.S. 460 travels a short distance northward towards the shore of the Chesapeake Bay and a terminus with U.S. 60. Photo taken 12/17/01.
Transition from eastbound Interstate 564 to eastbound Interstate 64. Exit signage is posted for Virginia 168/Tidewater Drive before traffic actually merges onto Interstate 64. This is due to the close proximity to that interchange. Photo taken 12/17/01.
End Interstate 564 shield, now in place at the merge onto Interstate 64 east. This sign was installed during the summer of 2002. Photo taken by Adam Froehlig (07/19/02).
First Interstate 564 guide sign on Interstate 64 westbound. The spur to the Norfolk Naval Base uses a left-hand departure ramp at Exit 267A. The nature of the interchange in conjunction with the HOV-2 lanes and U.S. 460/Granby Street underneath provides for an intricate network of ramps. Photo taken by 01/06/01.
With the HOV-2 roadway visible to the left, Interstate 64 westbound draws near the terminus of Interstate 564 at Exit 276A. The sign bridge indicates that Exit 276B for U.S. 460/Granby Street is only one-half mile to the north. Photo taken by 01/06/01.
A begin Interstate 564 was installed on the ramp from Interstate 64 west during the summer of 2002. New begin/end signage also appeared on Interstates 264 and 464 during the same time frame. Situated above in this photograph, is the end of the HOV roadway of Interstate 64. Photo taken by Adam Froehlig (07/19/02).
Eastbound Interstate 64 at the beginning of Interstate 564 West. U.S. 460/Granby Street parallels Interstate 64 from the north, passing underneath the Interstate 64/564 junction en route to downtown Norfolk. Photo taken 12/17/01.
Interstate 64 east at Interstate 564/U.S. 460 overhead (same as above). Notice the Reversible HOV lane, which begins at this interchange. Photo taken by Adam Froehlig (11/99).