Within the Hampton Roads region, Interstate 64 is the major east-west route, extending its reach with the I-264, I-464, I-564 and I-664 spurs and bypasses. This looped system encompasses the cities of Hampton, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Newport News, and links to Virginia Beach on the coast.
Major north-south routes are U.S. Routes 13 and 17, connecting commuters to Hampton, Williamsburg and Cape Charles.
The Virginia Department of Transportation offers commuter information — including traffic cameras, road conditions, construction maps and more — at www.virginiadot.org/travel/hroads-main.asp.
Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles
The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles issues driver’s licenses, identification cards and vehicle registration and provides other driving-related services. Find many of the required forms and general information at the department’s website.
Military personnel and their spouses who are stationed in Virginia from elsewhere may continue to drive with a valid driver’s license from their home state, but in general, all Virginia residents who want to drive must apply for a driver’s license once residency is established.
If you decide to apply for a Virginia driver’s license, download the Virginia DMV’s Military Guide at https://tinyurl.com/y9e6u565 for more information.
The state of Virginia does not prohibit drivers from making calls on handheld wireless telephones while operating a motor vehicle. However, because localities are allowed to enact their own cellphone laws, making or receiving calls without a hands-free device is illegal in some towns. State law bans anyone under 18 years old from using a cell phone or any other personal communication device while driving. Using a cell phone without a hands-free device is prohibited on Joint Base Langley-Eustis.
Texting while driving is prohibited throughout Virginia.
Applications associated with driving and vehicle registration are available online at https://tinyurl.com/ycn4drl7, including DMV forms, requests for driving records and more.
DMV Offices in Hampton Roads
City of Chesapeake
813 Greenbrier Parkway Chesapeake, VA 23320
City of Hampton
8109 Roanoke Ave. Hampton, VA 23605
City of Newport News
12730 Patrick Henry Drive Newport News, VA 23602
City of Norfolk
Military Circle Customer Service Center
5745 Poplar Hall Drive Norfolk, VA 23502
Widgeon Road Customer Service Center
850 Widgeon Road Norfolk, VA 23513
City of Portsmouth
6400 Bickford Parkway Portsmouth, VA 23703
City of Suffolk
1040 Centerbrooke Lane Suffolk, VA 23434
City of Virginia Beach
Buckner Customer Service Center
3551 Buckner Blvd. Virginia Beach, VA 23453
Hilltop Customer Service Center
1712 Donna Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23454
City of Williamsburg
5235 John Tyler Highway Williamsburg, VA 23185
2348 York Crossing Drive Hayes, VA 23072
City of Smithfield
912 S. Church St. Smithfield, VA 23430
Virginia Department of Transportation
Visit the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Travel Center online to get information on traffic, incidents and lane closures and view highway cameras. Maps and information about commuting options, safety rest areas and interstate highways are also available.