traffic control plan was designed by the Virginia Department of
Peninsula: Individuals residing in the Mathews, Gloucester and
Middlesex counties will evacuate along Route 17 north.
Neck: Individuals residing in Northumberland, Westmoreland,
Lancaster and Richmond counties will evacuate along Route 202 and
203 to Route 3 north toward Fredericksburg.
Shore: Residents of Northampton and Accomack counties will use
Route 13 north as the evacuation route. The Chesapeake Bay
Bridge-Tunnel is not an evacuation route!
Roads: Because of the large population, the limited capacities
and number of highways leading out of Hampton Roads, it is
necessary to have a phased evacuation with assigned
and York County: All residents will use Route 17 north toward
Gloucester County. Residents also may use Victory Boulevard to I-64
west toward Richmond.
Phase 1 evacuation, 12 hours
before a storm arrives, may involve the Cities of Hampton,
Poquoson, Virginia Beach and Norfolk and York County.
It is expected that evacuation notices will be
issued for certain areas of Hampton, Poquoson, Virginia Beach and
York County prior to other localities.
Virginia Beach Individuals residing south
of I-264 and along the ocean front will use I-64 towards Suffolk.
Individuals residing north of I-264 will use I-64 West toward
Norfolk Individuals residing east of I-64
(outside of interstate loop) will use I-64 west toward Richmond.
Individuals residing west of I-64 (inside the interstate loop) will
use I-64 toward Suffolk.
Hampton Individuals residing in the area
of King Street and north of Pembroke Avenue will use I-64 toward
Richmond. Individuals residing east of King Street and south of
Pembroke Avenue (including Fort Monroe) will use Mercury Boulevard
to the James River Bridge to Route 258/32 in Isle of Wight County
or Route 60 west. Individuals residing north of Mercury Boulevard
between King Street and Armistead Avenue (in the vicinity of
Langley Air Force Base) will take Armistead Avenue to Magruder
Boulevard and use Route 17 north toward Gloucester County. Langley
AFB will be evacuated out of the west gate toward Magruder
Boulevard - South to I-64 east to Mercury Boulevard to the James
River Bridge. Individuals will follow that route to their
evacuation assembly area at Fort Pickett Army Barracks.
Poquoson and York County All residents
will use Route 17 north toward Gloucester County. Residents also
may use Victory Boulevard to I-64 west toward Richmond.
Chesapeake and Portsmouth
Phase 2 evacuation, eight hours before
the storm arrives, may involve the City of Newport News, the
remainder of Hampton, and the Cities of Chesapeake, Portsmouth and
Suffolk. It is expected that evacuation notices will be issued for
only certain areas within the above jurisdictions depending upon
Portsmouth Individuals residing north of
I-264 will use route 17 north to Route 258/32 south in Isle of
Wight County; Route 337 west and I-664 north to Route 17 north,
then to Route 10 west toward Smithfield. Individuals residing south
of I-264 will use Airline Boulevard to Route 58/460 west toward
Chesapeake Residents will use I-64,
I-264, I-464 or I-664 to Route 58/460 toward Suffolk.
Suffolk Residents north of Route 125 will
use Route 17 north, to Route 258/32 to Route 10 west toward
Newport News Residents will use Route 143
West (Jefferson Avenue) or Route 60 West (Warwick Boulevard)
through Williamsburg via Route 162, Route 143, Route 132 then to
Route 60 towards Richmond.
Hampton Individuals residing west of King
Street and south of Mercury Boulevard will use I-64 west toward
Richmond. Individuals residing west of Armistead Avenue and north
of Mercury Boulevard will use Route 17 north toward Gloucester
Taken from Maps: Hurricane Evacuation Routes
© August 4, 2002
Last Update: 14 May 2009