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2 Major Cities Along the Route
3 Intersections with other Interstates
4 Spur Routes
Number of Miles
Major Cities Along the Route
Intersections with other Interstates
The eastern terminus of I-64 is not the road's easternmost point. After crossing Hampton Roads and entering Norfolk, the road makes a wide loop toward Virginia Beach and through that city's northwest side. The road then curves toward its final destination on the west side of Chesapeake; by the time it enters Chesapeake, I-64 East actually runs westward.
Interstate 264 in the Hampton Roads area is an unusual 3-digit interstate that contains both a bypass and a spur. The bypass section is a direct connection to downtown Norfolk. The spur section was originally a toll road designated as Virginia State Route 44. After Route 44 was converted to a freeway, it was added to I-264.
Interstate 64 has two three-digit bypasses that are shorter than the main leg, both in the Hampton Roads area. Interstate 664, which connects the Virginia Peninsula to the western side of Chesapeake (and to the eastern terminus of I-64), is about 20 miles shorter than the bypassed main leg. The bypass segment of I-264, which passes through downtown Norfolk, is about a mile shorter than the main leg it bypasses.
Some highway mavens think that I-44 and I-64 could and should hook up, become one longer interstate, and be renamed I-60.