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Paula Miller 757-925-1660
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HRO-129860

June 15, 2018



REVISED HAMPTON ROADS CROSSING STUDY OPEN FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
Hot lanes, new connections to I-564 and an undeveloped area on Willoughby Spit added to plan

SUFFOLK-The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) invites the public to participate in Citizen Information Meetings to learn about and provide feedback on the re-evaluation of the Hampton Roads Crossing Study Supplemental Environmental Information Statement (SEIS).

The revised study includes identifying High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes as the management option for the corridor, a part-time drivable shoulder in the HOT lanes, as well as new connections between the HOT lanes and I-564.  Also included in the re-evaluation is the inclusion of an undeveloped area on Willoughby Spit as a future tunnel construction staging area. 

The findings will be presented during two Citizen Information Meetings to be held:

  • June 19, 2018 at Ocean View Elementary School, 350 West Government Avenue, Norfolk, Va 23503, and
  • June 20, 2018 at Saint Mary Star of the Sea School, 12 North Willard Avenue, Hampton, Va 23663.

The open-house format runs from 5-7 p.m. both days. There will be no formal presentation. VDOT representatives will be present to discuss the study and answer questions. Citizens are also invited to provide written or oral comments at the meeting or submit them by July 20, 2018 to Mr. Scott Smizik, VDOT Project Manager; 1401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219. You may also e-mail your comments to Scott.Smizik@VDOT.Virginia.Gov. Please reference “HRCS Re-evaluation” in the subject heading.

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