VDOT is inviting the public to view plans for 10 miles of improvements along the Interstate 64 corridor between Norfolk and Hampton, including a new Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel and a wider interstate.
The project, designed to ease congestion with a new tunnel and a wider I-64, also calls for the replacement or rebuilding of 32 bridges, VDOT officials said in a news release.
The new tunnel and its approach bridges will accommodate four lanes of traffic for a total of eight lanes of capacity across the water.
The hearings will be conducted from Wednesday (Aug. 15) at Ocean View Elementary School, 350 W. Government Ave., in Norfolk and Thursday (Aug. 16) at St. Mary Star of the Sea School, 14 N. Willard Ave., in Hampton.
Both meetings will run from 5 to 7 p.m. and use an open-house format with no formal presentation. VDOT representatives will be present to discuss the project and to answer questions.
Two teams are competing to build the tunnel — Hampton Roads Capacity Constructors and Hampton Roads Connector Partners.
The contract will be awarded in early 2019.
The design-build project, which addresses one of the region’s most significant chokepoints, is estimated to cost between $3.3 billion and 3.8 billion. It is being funded by the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission and anticipated state and federal revenues.
For information, visit the HRBT expansion information website.