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April 21, 2011
TRANSPORTATION BOARD RELEASES DRAFT SIX-YEAR PLAN
Governor’s legislative package will advance Hampton Roads projects
SUFFOLK ― The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) released yesterday a draft six-year improvement program which includes funding for projects in Governor Bob McDonnell’s historic transportation package.
The 2012-2017 Six-Year Improvement Program update includes more than 900 projects recommended for funding through the governor’s transportation legislation adopted by the 2011 General Assembly and signed into law earlier this week. The draft SYIP will be presented to the public during a series of hearings in April and May and is available online.
If adopted, the draft plan would fully fund or advance the following projects in Hampton Roads:
- Denbigh Boulevard Bridge Replacement Project: Newport News
(UPC 93077), $30 Million, Fully Funded for Construction
- Middleground Boulevard Project: Newport News (UPC 11816), $65 Million, Fully Funded for Construction
- Patriot’s Crossing: Norfolk, Suffolk, Newport News and Hampton
(UPC 12834), $930 million, Preliminary Engineering and Environmental Funded
- I-564 Intermodal Connector Project: Norfolk (UPC 18968), $172 Million, Fully Funded for Construction in FY2015
- Air Terminal Interchange Project: Norfolk (UPC 59175), $10 Million, Preliminary Engineering and Right-of-Way Funded in FY2015
- Military Highway Widening Project: Norfolk (UPC 1765): $65 Million, Fully Funded for Construction in FY2014
- Dominion Boulevard Widening Project: Chesapeake (UPC 56187), $20 Million, Right-of-Way Funded by State Infrastructure Bank
- Holland RoadProject: Virginia Beach (UPC 15827) $42 Million, Fully Funded for Construction
- Lesner Bridge Replacement Project: Virginia Beach (UPC 97737), $85 million Fully Funded in FY 2013
- Lynnhaven Parkway Widening Project: Virginia Beach (UPC 14603),
$43 Million, Fully Funded for Construction in FY2014
- Interstate 264/Wichduck Road Interchange Improvements: Virginia Beach (UPC 17630), $500,000, Preliminary Engineering Fully Funded
- Route 609 Reconstruction: Accomack County (UPC 8300 and UPC 8301):
$9 Million, Fully Funded for Construction in FY2023
Additionally, a large proportion of the Governor’s PPTA designated funds are also being allocated to two priority project in Hampton Roads:
- Downtown Tunnel/Midtown Tunnel/ MLK Public Private Partnership
- Route 460 Public Private Partnership
Hampton Roads residents will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed program at a public hearing begins at 6 p.m. on April 27 at the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, 23 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320.
Following public hearings around the state, the CTB will vote on a final plan on June 15, 2011 for the July 1 fiscal year.
Funding for these projects were allocated to fund deficits and shortfalls on existing projects first, followed by phases underway or scheduled to be underway this year, deficient bridge and paving projects, and projects on the Governor McDonnell’s Illustrative List. Projects on the Governor’s Illustrative List were funded based on project readiness.
To view the draft SYIP, visit http://syip.virginiadot.org
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