December 21 Opening – Direct Interstate Access to/from NIT North (I-564 Connector)

A reminder: We are only days away from a significant, permanent traffic pattern change at NIT’s North Gate.

As of December 21/22:

• All truck and POV traffic to and from NIT North will be EXCLUSIVELY ROUTED via the I-564 Connector
o The Port Police HQ and ID office, Driver’s Assistance, Perdue Freezer/Lineage, Lehigh Cement and MARAD’s Cape May vessel CANNOT be accessed via Hampton Blvd.
Previous routing via 90th St. and Elevator Ave./Northgate Rd. is no longer viable

Link to document: December 21 Opening – Direct Interstate Access to/from NIT North (I-564 Connector)

Please be mindful in your review of this message, considering how your travel to and from NIT – by truck and/or personal vehicle (POV) – may be affected.

IMPACT OF I-564 RAMP OPENING FOR NIT NORTH

• All truck and POV traffic to and from NIT North will be EXCLUSIVELY ROUTED via the I-564 Connector
o The Port Police HQ and ID office, Driver’s Assistance, Perdue Freezer/Lineage, Lehigh Cement and MARAD’s Cape May vessel CANNOT be accessed via Hampton Blvd. Previous routing via 90th St. and Elevator Ave./Northgate Rd. is no longer viable (“inactive roadways” on the map)
• Detour signs will be placed along the Hampton Blvd. corridor, for the short-term
• Trucks exiting via the out-gate at NIT’s North Gate can directly access the five facilities listed above before proceeding to I-564

The direct NIT North ramp is exclusively accessed via I-564 westbound
• Traffic heading eastbound on I-564, from Admiral Taussig, CANNOT access the new NIT North ramp

IMPACT OF I-564 RAMP OPENING FOR NAVAL STATION NORFOLK
• U.S. Navy POV traffic will not immediately share the new direct access ramp
o The new Gate 6 complex at Naval Station Norfolk is scheduled to open late first quarter/early second quarter 2018
o Until Gate 6 opens, the direct access ramp will carry port traffic exclusively
o VDOT will deploy temporary signage on I-564 – “Port Traffic Only”

IMPACT OF I-564 RAMP OPENING FOR NIT SOUTH & BAKER STREET GATE

Traffic patterns at NIT’s South Gate and Baker Street POV Gate remain unchanged.

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