Interstate 564

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Interstate 564
Admiral Taussig Boulevard
Route information
Maintained by VDOT
Length: 3.03 mi[1] (4.88 km)
Existed: mid-1970s – present
Major junctions
West end: SR 337 in Norfolk
 

SR 406 in Norfolk

US 460 / SR 165 in Norfolk
East end: I‑64 in Norfolk
Location
Counties: City of Norfolk
Highway system
US 522 I‑581

Interstate 564 (I-564) is an Interstate Highway in the U.S. state of Virginia. Known as Admiral Taussig Boulevard, the Interstate runs 3.03 miles (4.88 km) from Virginia State Route 337 (SR 337) east to I-64 within the city of Norfolk. I-564 is the primary access highway to Naval Station Norfolk, the world's largest naval base. The Interstate also links I-64 with Norfolk International Terminal via SR 406 and the Wards Corner area of Norfolk through connections with U.S. Route 460 (US 460) and SR 165.

Route description[edit]

I-564 begins within the reservation of Naval Station Norfolk where Admiral Taussig Boulevard becomes a four-lane freeway; this point is also the eastern terminus of SR 337. The boulevard continues west as a four-lane divided highway to its intersection with Hampton Boulevard at naval station gates 1 and 2, where SR 337 turns south onto Hampton Boulevard toward downtown Norfolk. I-564 curves southeast through a trumpet interchange with the access road to gates 3 and 3A. The ramps to and from the interchange join the Interstate to form a six-lane freeway. I-564 descends into a tunnel to pass under the east–west runway of Chambers Field, a naval air station that has been consolidated with the larger naval base.[2][3]

East of the tunnel, I-564 heads southeast parallel to a rail line between the naval air station to the north and Camp Allen, a United States Marine Corps base, to the south. The Interstate has a partial interchange with SR 406 (International Terminal Boulevard) that allows access to the highway to Norfolk International Terminal to and from the east. Within the interchange, eastbound I-564 has an exit for westbound I-64 (Hampton Roads Beltway) and US 460 (Granby Street). As I-564 crosses over US 460, the eastbound freeway has a left exit to and the westbound Interstate has a left entrance from I-64's reversible HOV lanes. Eastbound I-564 has an exit for SR 165 (Little Creek Road), which leads to SR 170, before the four-lane freeway merges into I-64 in the direction of Virginia Beach.[2][3]

History[edit]

Interstate 564 replaced former Virginia 170, which linked Norfolk to northeastern North Carolina via North Carolina 170. West of Interstate 564, original Virginia 170 crossed a ferry to Hampton Roads, where it headed west along current Interstate 64 to Virginia 30 northwest of Williamsburg.[4]

Exit list[edit]

All exits are unnumbered. The entire route is in Norfolk.

mi[1][2] km Destinations Notes
0.00 0.00 SR 337 / to Hampton Boulevard – Naval Station Piers, Gates 1, 2 & 5 Western terminus; eastern terminus of SR 337
0.39 0.63 Naval Station Gates 3A & 3
2.23 3.59 SR 406 (Terminal Boulevard) / to Hampton Boulevard (SR 337) Westbound exit and eastbound entrance. Eastern terminus of SR 406
2.23 3.59 I‑64 west / US 460 (Granby Street) – Hampton Eastbound exit and westbound entrance; I-64 exit 276
2.90 4.67 SR 165 (Little Creek Road) to SR 170 Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
3.03 4.88 I‑64 east – Virginia Beach, Norfolk International Airport Eastern terminus; I-64 exit 276B; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Future[edit]

Long range plans may extend Interstate 564 westward to Hampton/Newport News via a new bridge-tunnel. Traffic demands are increasing on Interstates 64 and 664. These are the only two connections between the eastern Tidewater cities with those to the northwest. The metropolitan area sees over 1.5 million people. Therefore extending Interstate 564 would provide needed relief if the present bridges if they are not expanded from their current capacity.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Route Log and Finder List - Interstate System". Federal Highway Administration. 2002-10-31. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  2. ^ a b c "2009 Traffic Data". Virginia Department of Transportation. 2009. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  3. ^ a b Google (2011-09-11). "Interstate 564" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  4. ^ a b "Interstate-Guide: Interstate 564 Virginia". Retrieved 2017-03-24. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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