Interstate 464 Virginia
Interstate 464 is a mostly six lane urban connector linking I-64, U.S. 17 and SR 168 in Chesapeake with I-264 and the tolled Downtown Tunnel at Berkley in Norfolk. I-464 links directly with SR 168 and the Chesapeake Expressway, a limited access toll road southward to the North Carolina State line and the Outer Banks.
Interstate 464 opened between I-64 and U.S. 13 (Military Highway) in May 1967. The freeway was extended north from Military Highway to SR 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 I-264 in Norfolk. Work along I-264 doubled capacity at the adjacent Downtown Tunnel to the west while expanding the interchange with I-464. A ceremony preceded the reopening of the 1952 tunnel, which was 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 I-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
Tying 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 State Route 168, the Oak Grove Connector opened northbound in May 1999 and southbound after a ribbon cutting ceremony held on July 22, 1999. Planned since the 1960s, $38 million in construction on the connector commenced in August 1997.5
Further south, the 10.2 mile long Chesapeake Expressway extends the high speed route of SR 168 to North Carolina. Costing $116 million and built by the Public Private Transportation Act, construction on the toll road broke ground on July 12, 1999.6 The expressway opened following a ceremony held on the morning of May 23, 2001.
Source: December 31, 2021 Interstate Route Log and Finders List
I-464 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)
Source: 2016 VDOT Traffic Volume
SR 337 west from I-464 spans the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River across the tolled Jordan Bridge. Opened to traffic on October 29, 2012, a fixed 165 foot high span replaced the original draw bridge there. Construction included the elimination of the loop ramp from I-464 south to SR 337 east.
North End – Norfolk, Virginia
North End Throwback
South End – Chesapeake, Virginia
Traffic separates at the south end of I-464 for U.S. 17 southwest to Elizabeth City, North Carolina and SR 168 (Oak Grove Connector) south to Great Bridge and the tolled Chesapeake Expressway to Moyock. Construction between 2013 and 2017 upgraded U.S. 17 to limited access standards from SR 168 to SR 165 (Cedar Road). 12/30/17
Construction underway from Summer 2018 to December 2022 builds a new High Rise Bridge for eastbound traffic along I-64. The $409.6 million project widens nine miles of I-64 from I-264 to a point 0.9 miles east of I-464. 12/14/17
South End Throwback
- I-464, Virginia Highways Project.
- “Downtown Tunnel Officially Reopened after Renovation.” Richmond Times-Dispatch (VA), December 21, 1988.
- “2nd Berkley Bridge Will Open this Morning.” Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA), May 24, 1990.
- “Oold Span’s Close May Bring New Confusion.” Virginian-Pilot, The (Norfolk, VA), October 19, 1990.
- “Twice as Nice: At Long Last, It’s B 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.
- I-64 Southside/High Rise Bridge: FAQS
Page updated June 22, 2022.