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, 2018 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 Enviromental Impact Statement (FEIS) was published in 1999 and 2001, followed by a FHWA Record of Decision (ROD) in 2001. Further studies took place, and in 2003 the Federal Highway Administration (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) indentified Alternate A is 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 Virginia 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. 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. Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) web site.

Page updated September 25, 2020.