About the Project
In 2014, the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission (HRTAC) included a Hampton Roads Crossing Study in its list of priority projects, leading to the development of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to evaluate options for this crossing.
In December 2016, the Commonwealth Transportation Board approved “Alternative A” as the preferred alternative, laying the groundwork to complete the SEIS and request a Record of Decision in spring 2017.
Alternative A consists of improvements to the I-64 corridor between I-664 in Hampton and I-564 in Norfolk to provide consistent six-lane capacity throughout the corridor. This work includes a new Hampton Roads crossing generally parallel to the existing Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. In addition to tunnel and marine bridge work, the scope for Alternative A also includes pavement widening and bridge reconstruction.
Within the limits of the environmental study, the engineering and construction community will have latitude to propose innovative design approaches and construction methods that most cost-effectively meet the project’s purpose and need. For instance, the study does not stipulate any particular tunnel-construction method nor require a specific alignment.
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