Bowers Hill Interchange Improvements StudyCity of Chesapeake
Est Completion Date
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has initiated the environmental review process for the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate potential transportation improvements at the Bowers Hill interchange. The Bowers Hill interchange includes a confluence of I-664, I-64, I-264, U.S. Route 460, U.S. Route 58, U.S. Route 13 and Jolliff Road (VA Route 191).
The project study will identify potential short-term and long-term operational improvements. The study boundary limits will be informed by scoping and refined through the course of the study.
Virtual Public Involvement Opportunity
Location Public Hearing Planned for May 9, 2019
The public comment period will close on Sunday, May 19, 2019, ten (10) days following the Location Public Hearing. VDOT will review and evaluate any information received as a result of the Location Public Hearing.
You may submit comments in writing by using the online survey here, printing and mailing the comment form here or e-mailing your comments directly to Jennifer.Salyers@VDOT.Virginia.gov. Information must be postmarked, e-mailed or delivered to VDOT within 10 calendar days of the Location Public Hearing.
This information will be available for review at the VDOT Hampton Roads District Headquarters located at 7511 Burbage Drive, Suffolk, VA 23435, 757-956-3000. Please call ahead to ensure the availability of appropriate personnel to answer your questions.
Environmental Assessment & Technical Reports
On April 4, 2019, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) signed and approved for public availability the Bowers Hill Interchange Improvements Study Environmental Assessment (EA) which can be viewed in the links below.
- Alternatives Analysis
- Indirect and Cumulative Effects
- Natural Resources
- Hazardous Materials
- Preliminary Noise Analysis
- Socioeconomic and Land Use
- Traffic and Transportation
- Archaeological Assessment Technical Report
- Architectural Survey Management Summary
- Air Quality Technical Reports
Virtual Presentation/Citizen Information Meeting
Virtual Meeting: Video and Survey
Citizens are invited to watch the video presentation posted below, which explains three conceptual alternatives for improvements at the Bowers Hill Interchange, and take an online survey to submit their comments by clicking here.
VDOT hosted a Citizen Information Meeting as follows to present the purpose and need for the Bowers Hill Interchange Improvements Study as well as solicit citizen input on conceptual plans for improving the Bowers Hill Interchange in Chesapeake:
Citizen Information Meeting: In-person Presentation and Discussion
August 22, 2018, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Jolliff Middle School
1021 Jolliff Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23321
Citizen Information Meeting Materials/Public Comment Opportunity
The following materials will be presented at the Bowers Hill Interchange Improvements Study Citizen Information Meeting:
Virtual Scoping Meeting: May 10-June 9, 2018
You can help change your commute. Watch the video to begin participating in the Virtual Scoping Meeting. Read the release about the Bowers Hill Interchange Improvements Study and Virtual Scoping Process here.
Want to be on our mailing list for the Bowers Hill Interchange Improvements Study? Send a message to HamptonRoadsPublicInfo@vdot.virginia.gov with "Bowers Hill Interchange Improvements" in the subject line. We'll send updates about additional opportunities for citizen involvement.
Multiple opportunities for public feedback and involvement in the development of the study will be provided. VDOT, in coordination with FHWA, will solicit public and agency comments through public scoping and informational meeting. The study website will continue to be updated with upcoming meeting information as it becomes available. Meeting times and locations will also be advertised.
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