"Downtown Norfolk's quickest access"
I-264 serves Downtown Norfolk giving it nearby access to the Tides stadium, Waterside, Town Point Park, Norfolk State University, and MacArthur mall. However, in less than 1 mile, it shrinks from 4 lanes to 2 as it is becomes the Downtown Tunnel. This creates horrible congestion especially during rush hour...it never fails. Christmastime is the worst because of traffic from the popular MacArthur Mall. I-264 gives a great view of the Downtown skyline as it soars high off the ground as it gets closer to Downtown coming from the east. From Downtown Norfolk all the way to Virginia Beach, it's 4 lanes of open highway that is not the least congested until rush hour. You can use this interstate to get from Suffolk, to Downtown Portsmouth, Downtown Norfolk, and the Oceanfront of Virginia Beach.