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April 17, 2012



VDOT TO HOST CITIZEN INFORMATION MEETINGS FOR THE I-64 HAMPTON ROADS BRIDGE-TUNNEL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT

RICHMOND –The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold citizen information meetings Apr. 18 and Apr. 19, 2012, to update the public on the Interstate 64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) study.  The study corridor extends along Interstate 64 from the Interstate 664 interchange in the city of Hampton to the Interstate 564 interchange in the city of Norfolk (approximately 11 miles).  VDOT is studying ways to address transportation capacity and roadway deficiencies within the corridor.  

Citizen Information Meetings

Wednesday, Apr. 18, 2012, 4−7 p.m.
Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666

Thursday, Apr.19, 2012, 4−7 p.m.
Granby High School
7101 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23505

At the meetings, VDOT will present the purpose and need for potential improvements to the HRBT corridor, existing and future traffic conditions, preliminary alternative concepts, and environmental conditions.  The purpose and need as well as alternative concepts have been developed using information from the public and agency scoping meetings held in July 2011 as well as traffic analysis and conceptual engineering.

Citizens will have an opportunity to provide input on the alternative concepts to meet the existing and future transportation needs within the corridor.  Citizens unable to attend the meeting can read or download all meeting materials online and provide their comments in one of the other following ways by May 25, 2012.  
• Electronic Survey:  http://hrbt.vaprojects.com/comment.php
• Email:  hrbtcomments@vaprojects.com (Place “HRBT EIS/Alternatives Meeting” in the subject line.)
• Mail: Thomas Heil, 2901 S. Lynnhaven Road, Suite 300, Virginia Beach, VA 23452
If special assistance is required to attend the meetings or participate in the study process (i.e. persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency), please contact VDOT’s Civil Rights Division at 800-367-7623 or TTY/TDD 711.

If you are unable to attend one of the meetings, you can download all meeting materials from the study website:  
http://www.vdot.virginia.gov/projects/hamptonroads/i-64_hrbt_study.asp

I-64 HRBT EIS Background
VDOT initiated the I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel EIS in May 2011 and held public scoping meetings in July 2011.  An EIS is being prepared as part of this study in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).  With the EIS, VDOT will examine a range of alternative concepts, and evaluate the environmental impacts of alternatives which meet the transportation needs.  The study is scheduled for completion in 2014.

For additional public hearing information, please visit:
http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/publicinvolvement.asp



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