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Lauren Hansen 757-925-1660
lauren.hansen@vdot.virginia.gov
HRO-57166

April 3, 2012



VDOT HOSTING A SERIES OF PUBLIC MEETINGS ON PROPOSED TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS IN HAMPTON ROADS
Find out more about Patriots Crossing, the I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel and the I-64 Peninsula environmental studies

SUFFOLK─ In an effort to improve transportation in the Hampton Roads Region, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is inviting the public to provide their input about potential transportation solutions. These proposed improvements are in various environmental study phases.

Patriots Crossing Public Hearings

When/Where:
April 3: 4−7 p.m., Lake Taylor High School, 1384 Kempsville Road, Norfolk
April 4: 4−7 p.m., Churchland High School, 4301 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth

Background:
The Patriot’s Crossing Study is a review of a new bridge-tunnel connection between I-664 through the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel and I-564 at Naval Station Norfolk and VA Route 164 in Portsmouth.  The study is a re-evaluation of two of the five segments that was selected for the Hampton Roads Crossing Study in 2001.   

You can give your written or oral comments at the hearing or submit them by Apr. 20, 2012, to Chris Collins, Virginia Department of Transportation, 1201 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA  23219. You may also e-mail your comments to cg.collins@vdot.virginia.gov. Please reference “Patriot’s Crossing Reevaluation” in the subject line.

For additional information, go to: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/patriots_crossing.asp

I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Citizen Information Meetings

When/Where:
April 18: 4−7 p.m., Hampton Roads Convention Center, 1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton
April 19: 4−7 p.m., Granby High School, 7101 Granby Street, Norfolk

Background:
These citizen information meetings will update the public on the I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Environmental Impact Statement study.  The study corridor extends along I-64 from the I-664 interchange in Hampton to the I-564 interchange in Norfolk (approximately 11 miles).  VDOT is studying ways to address transportation capacity and roadway deficiencies within the corridor.  
You can give comments at the hearing or submit them by May 25, 2012, to Thomas Heil, 2901 S. Lynnhaven Road, Suite 300, Virginia Beach, VA 23452 or e-mail them to hrbtcomments@vaprojects.com.  Reference “HRBT EIS/Alternatives Meeting” in the subject line.


For additional information, go to:
http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/i-64_hrbt_study.asp

I-64 Peninsula Study Environmental Impact Statement Citizen Information Meetings

When/Where:
April 25: 5−8 p.m., City Center Conference Room, Fountain Plaza II, 700 Town Center Drive, Newport News
April 26: 5−8 p.m., Watkins Elementary School, 6501 New Kent Highway, Quintin

Background:
VDOT and the Federal Highway Administration are studying potential improvements to address existing and future transportation needs on the I-64 corridor from I-95 in Richmond to I-664 in Hampton.  

You can give your comments during the meeting or provide them by May 31, 2012, to the I-64 Peninsula Study Team, c/o McCormick Taylor, Inc., North Shore Commons A, 4951 Lake Brook Drive, Suite 275, Glen Allen, VA 23060.  You can also email your comments to
I-64PeninsulaStudy@mccormicktaylor.com.  Reference “CIM2 Comments” in the subject line. You can also submit your comments using the on-line form by going to www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/i-64_peninsula_study.asp

For additional information go to :
www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/i-64_peninsula_study.asp



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