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.
Design public hearings schedule:
- Aug. 15 at Ocean View Elementary School, 350 West Government Ave., Norfolk
- Aug. 16 atSaint Mary Star of the Sea School, 14 North Willard Ave., Hampton
Both meetings are from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. in 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 and 3.8 billion, and is being funded by the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission and anticipated state and federal revenues.
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