Under Construction: Henrico - I-64 Bridge Replacements over Airport Drive (Route 156)

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The primary purpose of this project is to replace the two structurally deficient I-64 eastbound and westbound bridges over Airport Drive (Rt. 156), increase vertical clearance on Airport Drive (Rt. 156) to 16'-6" and perform all necessary approach work to accommodate this vertical increase.

Additionally, the existing full cloverleaf interchange has been converted to a partial cloverleaf (see images below - Ramps B and D are now permanently closed).

During construction, two through lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction of I-64. 


The project will improve safety and efficiency near the Richmond International Airport.

Major Milestones 

The following traffic patterns are in place as of September 2021:

The ramps from I-64 west to Airport Drive south (Exit 197A) and from I-64 east to Airport Drive north (Exit 197B) have been permanently closed. A single Exit 197 is now in place in each direction.

The ramp from Airport Drive north to I-64 west and the ramp from Airport Drive south to I-64 east are now open.

Spur ramps are now in place to allow drivers to access either direction of Airport Drive from the Exit 197 ramps.

The current traffic pattern is illustrated in the image below. 


Contact Info:

Brian Ramsey

Project Photos

Phase: Under construction

UPC: 97565

State ID: 0064-043-744,P101, C501, B619, B618

Lat/Long: 37.529992, -77.326774

Locality: Henrico

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Interchange prior to November 2019 traffic pattern switch. Ramps B and D will be removed to convert the interchange to a partial cloverleaf.

Page last modified: Sept. 15, 2021