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March 18, 2014

Public Comments Sought on Proposed Capacity Improvements to Section of I-64 in Newport News
Public is invited to review and submit comments by Wednesday, April 2

NEWPORT NEWS—The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are seeking public comments on proposed improvements to increase traffic capacity to a section of  Interstate 64 in the City of Newport News.  The proposal includes one additional lane in each direction of I-64 from approximately Exit 247 to Exit 255.

If approved, this will be the first operationally independent section to be implemented from the I-64 Peninsula Study Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). The preferred full-build alternative identified for this section was to build two additional lanes in each direction. VDOT initially proposes to proceed with a partial build of the improvements by adding one additional lane in each direction in the median of the existing interstate. The proposed improvements will not preclude the ultimate eight-lane widening of this corridor, as identified by the Preferred Alternative in the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS).

VDOT and FHWA are specifically soliciting comments on this proposal. Comments should be submitted by April 2, 2014 to the VDOT Hampton Roads District Office of Communications, 1700 N. Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23434. Comments may also be submitted via email to or by telephone at 757-925-2583.

More information about the proposed capacity improvements for this section is available on the project web site:

For information about the I-64 Peninsula Study Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), please visit:




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