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Dawn Eischen 804-524-6179
Dawn.Eischen@vdot.virginia.gov

RICH-1215

April 25, 2012



CITIZEN INFORMATION MEETING PLANNED FOR I-64 PENINSULA WIDENING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT
Public invited to review conceptual alternatives and study materials

COLONIAL HEIGHTS – In an effort to evaluate transportation alternatives for the Interstate 64 corridor between Richmond and Hampton Roads, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) initiated the I-64 Peninsula Widening Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) in January 2011 and held the first citizen information meeting in March 2011. As part of the environmental review process, a secondary citizen information meeting for the Richmond region is scheduled for Thursday, April 26 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in New Kent County. VDOT representatives and consultants will present conceptual alternatives that are being developed to meet the existing and future transportation needs within the 75-mile stretch of I-64 between I-95 in Richmond and I-664 in Hampton.

The purpose of the meeting is to give the public an opportunity to find out more about the environmental impact statement, review a range of alternative concepts for the proposed I-64 Peninsula Widening project and provide input. Local media are invited to attend.

WHEN:           April 26, 5−8 p.m.

WHERE:         Watkins Elementary School, 6501 New Kent Highway, Quinton, VA 23141

VDOT encourages the public to provide their written or oral comments at the meeting or submit them no later than May 31, 2012, to Rich Butala at RAButala@mccormicktaylor.com (please reference “I-64 Peninsula Study: CIM Comments” in the subject line) or to Nicholas Nies, project manager Nicholas.Nies@VDOT.Virginia.gov. Those who are unable to attend the meeting can download all meeting materials from the study website: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/i-64_peninsula_study.asp.

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

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