VDOT asks for public input on York County I-64 widening project

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Graphic shows the proposed widening project on a section of I-64 in York County. (Courtesy VDOT)

The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on a proposed widening project on a section of Interstate 64 in York County.

VDOT and the Federal Highway Administration have proposed improvements to increase traffic capacity on the stretch of I-64 between Exit 242 to exit 234. Proposed changes include pavement reconstruction of existing lanes and the addition of one 12-foot wide travel lane and one 12-foot wide shoulder in each direction of I-64.

The widening is expected to occur in the median of the existing interstate, limiting the amount of right of way required to construct the project and avoiding impacts to existing interchanges.

These improvements will increase capacity, bring portions of the interstate up to current design standards, provide more lanes for evacuation and improve safety by reducing congestion and improving vehicular level of service, according to the project’s official website.

The public is invited to review the plans and submit comments by July 1. Comments can be submitted to the VDOT Hampton Roads Office of Communications, located at 1700 N. Main Street, Suffolk, VA 23434, via email to hamptonroadspublicinfo@vdot.virginia.gov or by telephone at 757-925-1515.