Interstate 564 Virginia

Interstate 564 Virginia
History
East End
West End

Overview

Interstate 564 is a short spur from I-64 and U.S. 460 (Granby Street) west to Naval Station Norfolk (NSN) in northern Norfolk. Known as Admiral Taussig Boulevard, the six lane freeway passes through a 680 foot long tunnel below a NSN runway.1 Prior to 2018, interchanges along I-564 were unnumbered.

I-564 Intermodal Connector

The I-564 Intermodal Connector is a 2.82 mile long limited access road extending west from Interstate 564 to the Virginia Port Authority’s North Gate Terminal. The $175.6 million project was constructed from Summer 2015 to Fall 2018. Work included building a wye interchange (Exit 1) along I-564, reconfiguring the Commercial Vehicle Inspection Station (CVIS) for Naval Station Norfolk (NSN) and relocating Gate 6 and Patrol Road at NSN. The roadway diverts heavy truck traffic from Norfolk city streets to the port facility.2

I-564 Intermodal Connector Graphic

History

Interstate 564 opened in three stages. The initial 0.79 mile stretch linked I-64 with SR 406 (Terminal Boulevard). It opened on June 1, 1971. The subsequent 0.46 miles opened on November 20, 1974, followed by completion of I-564 to SR 337 at Norfolk Navy Base on August 4, 1977.1

I-564 replaced Virginia State Route 170, which formed a multi state route with NC 170 south from Norfolk to northeastern North Carolina. West of I-564, SR 170 crossed a ferry to Hampton Roads, where it headed west along what is now Interstate 64 to SR 30 northwest of Williamsburg.

Route Information

  • East End – Norfolk, VA

  • West End – Norfolk, VA

  • Mileage – 3.03

  • Cities – Norfolk

  • JunctionsI-64

Source: December 31, 2021 Interstate Route Log and Finders List

I-564 Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT)

Location Vehicles per day
SR 337 to I-564 begin 25,000
SR 337 to SR 406 32,000
SR 406 to I-64/US 460 63,000
I-564 east at I-64 - 2001

Previously posted along I-564 east, this style of end sign was commonly placed along Interstate highways in Hampton Roads. 01/06/01

Third Hampton Roads Crossing

The Hampton Roads Crossing Study (HRCS) addresses traffic congestion between Norfolk and Hampton along Interstate 64. The study started in 1991 and Candidate Build Alternative 9 included a mid-span spur from the Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge Tunnel (MMMBT / I-664) east to Interstate 564. Estimated to cost $1.2 billion in 2000, the tunnel system for the Norfolk spur outlined three, two lane tubes, with one reserved for HOV and rail transit.3

The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was published in 1999 and 2001, followed by a Record of Decision (ROD) from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in 2001. Further studies took place, and in 2003 the FHWA and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) re-evaluated the FEIS, validating the previous decisions. A subsequent Environmental Assessment (EA)/Re-evaluation of the HRCS FEIS was issued by FHWA and VDOT in 2011. The Re-evaluation did not move forward due to fiscal restraints.4

FHWA and VDOT published the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) Draft EIS in 2012, which focused on improvements for I-64. Candidate Build Alternatives 1, 2 and 9 from the 2001 FEIS were modified and re-evaluated as Alternative A, B and C respectively. The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) identified Alternate A as the Preferred Alternative for the HRCS on December 7, 2016. Alternate A redesigns I-64 between I-564 in Norfolk and I-664 in Hampton as a consistent six lane highway, with a new parallel bridge-tunnel built along the west side of the existing HRBT.4

Highway Guides

East End I-64 US 460 SR 165 – Norfolk, Virginia

I-564 East at I-64 US 460 SR 165

I-564 east at I-64 - Norfolk, VA

A distributor roadway (Exit 3) links I-564 east with both U.S. 460 (Granby Street) at the Wards Corner neighborhood and I-64 leading north to the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. 12/14/17

I-564 east at I-64 - Norfolk, VA

The I-564 eastbound mainline advances to merge with Interstate 64 beyond Exit 4 for SR 165 (Little Creek Road) to SR 170. 12/14/17

I-564 east at I-64 - Norfolk, VA

Ramps for I-64 west to Hampton and U.S. 460 along Granby Street separate beyond the exchange with SR 406 (International Terminal Boulevard). 12/14/17

I-564 east at I-64 - Norfolk, VA

The reversible HOV-2 lanes on Interstate 64 were converted to tolled express lanes on January 10, 2018. 12/14/17

I-564 east at I-64 - Norfolk, VA

Interstate 564 converges with I-64 eastbound between the ramps to SR 165 (Little Creek Road) and the tolled I-64 Express Lanes. 12/14/17

I-64 West at I-564 US 460

I-64 west at I-564 - Norfolk, VA

I-64 curves northwest one mile from SR 168 (Tidewater Drive) to Left Exit 276B for Interstate 564 west to Naval Station Norfolk. 12/14/17

I-64 west at I-564 - Norfolk, VA

Succeeding exit ramps depart from I-64 for SR 165 (Little Creek Road), Interstate 564 west and U.S. 460 (Granby Street). U.S. 460 parallels I-64 north from I-564 to the Oceanview neighborhood. 12/14/17

I-64 west at I-564 - Norfolk, VA

Two lanes separate from I-64 west alongside a single lane ramp from the I-64 Express Lanes at the directional T interchange (Exit 276B) with Interstate 564. 12/14/17

I-564 west at I-64 - Norfolk, VA

A flyover carries the tolled I-64 Express lanes above the begin shield for Interstate 564 west. The HO/T lanes conclude just north of this exchange. 12/14/17

I-64 East at I-564 US 460

I-64 east at I-564 - Norfolk, VA

Exit 276 departs Interstate 64 east for both U.S. 460 (Granby Street) and I-564. U.S. 460 heads south from I-564 to the Riverview Historic District and Downtown Norfolk. 12/17/01

West End Virginia 337 / Admiral Taussig Boulevard – Norfolk, Virginia

I-564 West at SR 337

I-564 west at Naval Station Norfolk

I-564 continues north from the Intermodal Connector to a tunnel beneath a Naval Station Norfolk runway. Ramps for Gate 3A and SR 337 (Admiral Taussig Boulevard) follow in a half mile. 12/14/17

I-564 west at Naval Station Norfolk

One half mile ahead of the I-564 transition to SR 337 (Adimral Taussig Boulevard). 12/14/17

I-564 west at SR 337 - Norfolk, VA

Admiral Tassig Boulevard (SR 337) extends west from I-564 as an at-grade arterial by the entrance to the Naval Station Norfolk commissary to Hampton Boulevard. SR 337 begins here and leads south to Downtown Norfolk. 12/14/17

SR 337 East at I-564

SR 337 east at I-564 - Norfolk, VA

A begin shield for I-564 was placed along Admiral Taussig Boulevard eastbound in Summer 2002. 12/14/17

SR 337 east at I-564 - Norfolk, VA

Admiral Taussig Boulevard enters the trumpet interchange joining Interstate 564 with Bainbridge Avenue north and Bellinger Boulevard east into Naval Station Norfolk. 12/14/17

SR 337 east at I-564 - 2001

Previous overheads along Admiral Taussig Boulevard where SR 337 east becomes Interstate 564. 12/17/01

Sources:

  1. Interstate 564 in Virginia. Roads to the Future (Scott Kozel).
  2. I-564 Intermodal Connector fact sheet. http://www.i564intermodal.com/wp-content/ uploads/2015/04/I564_Intermodal_FactSheet_HiRes-3-21-2017-FINAL.pdf Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), project web site.
  3. Hampton Roads Crossing Study. Roads to the Future (Scott Kozel).
  4. Hampton Roads Crossing Study – FAQs. http://hamptonroadscrossingstudy.org/faqs/default.asp Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) web site.

Page updated September 25, 2020.