Sunday, September 24, 2023

VDOT to Hold Public Hearings Regarding Proposed Roadway Plans

The Virginia Department of Transportation has announced public hearings regarding the future of proposed projects along I-64 (WYDaily File Image/Pixabay)

HAMPTON ROADS — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is scheduled to hold public hearings regarding its plans to convert three existing general purpose lanes on Interstate 64 (I-64) into two express lanes and two general purpose lanes.

The meetings, which are scheduled to take place virtually on Weds., Sept. 22 and in-person on Thurs, Sept. 23, will discuss the stretch along I-64 between LaSalle Avenue and Settlers Landing Road in Hampton.

The meetings are designed to give residents the opportunity to review the project exhibits, meet with VDOT representatives and also to provide input.

At the virtual meeting, VDOT project engineers will give a presentation and then provide residents the opportunity to ask questions or provide input via an online chat feature or verbally.

During the in-person session, the meeting will be in an open-house format without a formal presentation.

VDOT notes that express lanes are designed to transport a greater number of motorists throughout the Hampton Roads region while helping to alleviate the congestion frequently expressed on local roadways. The plans proposed for this project include widening and rehabilitating six bridges, replacing the eastbound Hampton River bridge while widening and rehabilitating the westbound Hampton River bridge.

The Virtual Design Public Hearing will take place on Weds., Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m. Those wishing to attend must register by clicking here.

The In-Person Design Public Hearing will take place on Thurs., Sept. 23 from 4-7 p.m. at the Y.H. Thomas Community Center, 1300 Thomas Street in Hampton.

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