I-64 Widening and High Rise Bridge Replacement
Project at a Glance
$5 million for Environmental and Preliminary Engineering
Hampton Roads Communications
About the Project
In March 2013, the Hampton Roads 2034 Long-Range Transportation Plan was amended to include an environmental study for the improvement of the I-64 corridor from I-464 to I-664/264, including the replacement of the High Rise Bridge. The purpose of the environmental study is to develop alternative solutions to address insufficient transportation capacity and correct roadway and bridge deficiencies throughout the corridor.
In July 2013, the Federal Highway Administration concurred with VDOT that an Environmental Assessment (EA) is the appropriate level of documentation required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). VDOT has secured a consultant to assist in preparing the EA and related studies and expects to initiate field work this fall.
Public Meeting Information
At the open forum meeting held on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, project experts were on-site to answer questions about the study corridor which encompasses I-64 from the I-64/I-464 interchange to the I-64/I-264 interchange at Bowers Hill, and replacement of the existing High Rise Bridge over the southern branch of the Elizabeth River.