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Brooke Grow 757-925-1515
Brooke.Grow@vdot.virginia.gov

HRO-61893

Nov. 27, 2012



FHWA HOSTING PUBLIC BRIEFING ON INTERSTATE 564 INTERMODAL CONNECTOR PROJECT
Public invited to learn more about the project’s scope

SUFFOLK─ The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in collaboration with the U.S. Navy and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), plan to improve access to Naval Station Norfolk and the Norfolk International Terminals. The improvements will include a new Interstate 564 (I-564), a relocated Naval Station Norfolk, Gate 6, and a reconfigured commercial vehicle inspection station for Naval Station Norfolk. There is also consideration for a future Air Terminal Interchange from the Intermodal Connector roadway.

This four-lane divided mainline would extend form the existing Interstate 564 on the east to Virginia Avenue on the west. Currently, the U.S. Navy is preparing an Environmental Assessment in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) associated with the transfer of land from the U.S. Navy to VDOT for the roadway.

A public meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Sewells Point Elementary, 7928 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk, Virginia, between the hours of 5-8 p.m. At this meeting, the public will be provided information regarding the project’s scope, purpose and need. Representatives from VDOT, the U.S. Navy, the city of Norfolk and FHWA will be available to discuss specific issues and answer questions during the open forum portion of the meeting.

For additional project information on the I-564 Intermodal Connector, please visit: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/i-564_intermodal_connector.asp

Please contact Mr. Jack Van Dop, Senior Technical Specialist, FHWA at 703-404-6282, or
Mr. Phil Rinehart, Project Manager, VDOT at 757-494-5478 for questions related to this project.



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