Interstate 464 Virginia
Interstate 464 is a mostly six lane north-south urban connector linking Interstate 64 and Virginia 168 in Chesapeake with Interstate 264 and the Downtown Tunnel at Berkley in Norfolk. Interstate 464 connects directly to the Virginia 168 Chesapeake Expressway, which comprises a limited access facility southward to the North Carolina State Line for travelers headed to the Outer Banks.
Interstate 464 opened between Interstate 64 and U.S. 13 (Military Highway) in May 1967. The freeway was extended north from Military Highway to Virginia 337 (Poindexter Street) in July 1987.1
The northernmost portion of Interstate 464 was opened to northbound traffic as part of the Berkley interchange project along Interstate 264 in Norfolk. Work along I-264 doubled capacity at the adjacent Downtown Tunnel to the west while expanding the new interchange with I-464. A ceremony preceded the reopening of the 1952 tunnel, which was previously renovated for a year, on December 20, 1988.2
Work along the Berkeley Bridge, the movable span linking Chesapeake with Downtown Norfolk via Interstate 264, continued to May 24, 1990. Opening at that time was the second span for eastbound traffic, which serves departing traffic from Interstate 464 north. The $41-million project also focused on refurbishing the original 1952-bridge, which was switched to westbound traffic for I-264.3 The westbound Berkley Bridge closed for a year starting on October 19, 1990.3 It reopened on June 27, 1991.4
Tieing into the south end of Interstate 464 is the Oak Grove Connector, a limited access link between the Hampton Roads Beltway and the Great Bridge Bypass. Designated as Virginia 168, the $38-million Oak Grove Connector was opened northbound in May 1999 and southbound after a ribbon cutting ceremony held on July 22, 1999. Planned since the 1960s, construction on the connector commenced in August 1997.5
Further south, the 10.2-mile tolled Chesapeake Expressway extends the high speed route of VA 168 to North Carolina. Costing $116-million and built by the Public Private Transportation Act, construction on the limited access road broke ground on July 12, 1999.6 The expressway opened following a ceremony held on the morning of May 23, 2001.
North End – Norfolk, VA
South End – Chesapeake, VA
Mileage – 4.71
Cities – Chesapeake, Norfolk
- Junctions –
Source: December 31, 2017 Interstate Route Log and Finders List
I-464 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)
|Location||Vehicles per day|
|Exits 1 to 2||65,000|
|Exits 2 to 3||60,000|
|Exits 3 to 5||56,000|
|Exits 4 to 5||60,000|
|Exits 5 to 6||55,000|
Source: 2016 VDOT Traffic Volume
SR 337 west from I-464 spans the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River across the tolled Jordan Bridge. A new fixed 165 foot high span replaced the original draw bridge there when it opened to traffic on October 29, 2012. Construction included the elimination of the loop ramp from I-464 south to SR 337 east.
North End – Norfolk, Virginia
South End – Chesapeake, Virginia
- I-464, Virginia Highways Project.
- “DOWNTOWN TUNNEL OFFICIALLY REOPENED AFTER RENOVATION.” Richmond Times-Dispatch, December 21, 1988.
- “2ND BERKLEY BRIDGE WILL OPEN THIS MORNING.” Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA), May 24, 1990.
- “OLD SPAN’S CLOSE MAY BRING NEW CONFUSION.” Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA), October 19, 1990.
- “TWICE AS NICE: AT LONG LAST, IT’S BERKLEY ‘BRIDGES,’ PLURAL.” Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA), June 26, 1991.
- “JOY IN CHESAPEAKE AS SOUTHBOUND LANES OF ROAD SET TO OPEN \ COMPLETED HIGHWAY IS EXPECTED TO TAKE 30 PERCENT OF TRAFFIC FROM BUSY BATTLEFIELD.” Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA), July 20, 1999.
- “BATTLEFIELD BOULEVARD TO GET RELIEF AFTER 30 YEARS, ROUTE 168 BYPASS GROUND BREAKING IS TODAY.” Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA), July 12, 1999.
Page updated January 4, 2016.