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
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 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.