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Jennifer Gwaltney 757-925-2583
Jennifer.Gwaltney@vdot.virginia.gov

HRO-81845

April 22, 2015



PUBLIC COMMENTS SOUGHT ON PROPOSED WIDENING TO SECTION OF I-64 IN NEWPORT NEWS, YORK COUNTY AND JAMES CITY COUNTY
Public is invited to review and submit comments by Friday, May 8

HAMPTON ROADS — 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, York County and James City County. The proposal includes the addition of one 12-foot wide travel lane and one 12-foot wide shoulder lane in each direction of I-64 from approximately Exit 242 to Exit 247.

If approved, this will be the second operationally independent section to be implemented from the    I-64 Peninsula Study Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). VDOT and FHWA are specifically soliciting comments on VDOT’s draft request for Record of Decision (ROD) on this section. Comments should be submitted by May 8, 2015 to the VDOT Hampton Roads Office of Communications, 1700 N. Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23434, via email to hamptonroadspublicinfo@vdot.virginia.gov or by telephone at 757-925-2583.

Information about the proposed capacity improvements for this section is available at: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/interstate_64_capacity_improvements_-_segment_ii.asp. Additionally, on Thursday, April 30, VDOT will hold a design public hearing to present the proposed plans for this project:  

Design Public Hearing

Thursday, April 30, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  

Double Tree Hotel

50 Kingsmill Road

Williamsburg, VA  23185

For information about the I-64 Peninsula Study Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), including a copy of the draft ROD request, please visit: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/i-64_peninsula_study.asp

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