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Governor McAuliffe breaks ground on I-64 widening and bridge project in Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - Governor Terry McAuliffe will break ground on the new I-64 widening project in Chesapeake Friday morning.

This is VDOT’s  largest design-build project to date.

The project will widen I-64 from four lanes to six lanes from a half-mile east of the I-264 interchange at Bowers Hill to one mile east of the I-464 interchange.

At a price tag of nearly $410-million, it also adds one high occupancy toll lane in each direction.

VDOT will also build a new High Rise Bridge to the south of the existing bridge, which will also remain in service.

The project is expected to be completed in 2021.