Monday, June 24, 2024

VDOT to Hold Public Hearing on Proposed Plans for Widening Next Segment of I-64


WILLIAMSBURG — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a design public hearing to present the proposed plans for widening nine miles of Interstate 64 in James City County.

The design public hearing will be held on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 5-7 p.m. at Stonehouse Elementary School in Williamsburg.

According to VDOT, the purpose of the meeting is to give citizens an opportunity to review the project exhibits on display, meet with VDOT representatives and provide input. The meeting will be an open-house format meeting with no formal presentation.

This project segment, Segment C, is the second of three I-64 Gap Widening Projects planned to expand the I-64 corridor from four to six lanes. The purpose is to alleviate congestion and bridge the remaining “gap” of unwidened interstate between Hampton Roads and Richmond.

Plans for the Segment C project include the addition of one travel lane on I-64 in each direction, from the New Kent-James City County line to approximately 1.2 miles west of Route 199/Lightfoot (exit 234).

Additional improvements include the widening and rehabilitation of the two bridges over Six Mount Zion Road and paving the Lightfoot Park & Ride lot in York County.

Citizens may provide oral and written comments at the hearing or submit them by Sept. 3 to: Anthony Haverly, P.E., P.M.P., Virginia Department of Transportation, c/o I-64 Gap Widening Project, 2430 Pine Forest Drive, Colonial Heights, VA 23834 or via email to Commenters should reference “I-64 Gap Segment C Widening” in the subject line.

For more information on this project, visit its VDOT project page.

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