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CONTACT:
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Brooke Grow 757-925-1515
Brooke.Grow@vdot.virginia.gov

HRO-57160

April 3, 2012



VDOT HOSTING TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS REGARDING PATRIOT’S CROSSING PROPOSED LOCATIONS
Media invited to see proposed location and environmental reassessment

SUFFOLK─ In an effort to improve mobility in the Hampton Roads Region, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is studying Patriot’s Crossing.  Patriot’s Crossing is made up of two segments of the approved Hampton Roads Third Crossing.  VDOT is reevaluating the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Hampton Roads Crossing Study.   In 2001, this study resulted in the selection of the Third Crossing.  The reevaluation focuses on the time that has passed since the EIS was approved and the slight shift in alignment of one segment of the Third Crossing.  Before moving forward, VDOT is seeking public input. At the meeting, citizen can find out more about the environmental reevaluation and the proposed location for Patriot’s Crossing in the cities of Portsmouth and Norfolk.

Two Public Hearings are scheduled. The first hearing will be on Tuesday, Apr. 3, between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Lake Taylor High School, 1384 Kempsville Road, Norfolk. A second hearing will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 4, between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Churchland High School, 4301 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth. Local media are invited to attend.

WHEN/WHERE:
April 3: 4−7 p.m., Lake Taylor High School, 1384 Kempsville Road, Norfolk
April 4: 4−7 p.m., Churchland High School, 4301 Cedar Lane, Portsmouth

WHO: Chris Collins, Environmental Manager Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)

WHY: Review information about the proposed location of Patriot’s Crossing and the
Environmental Assessment Reevaluation of the Hampton Roads Crossing Study

For additional project information on Patriot’s Crossing, please visit: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hamptonroads/patriots_crossing.asp

For additional public hearing information, please visit: http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/publicinvolvement.asp

Comments can be submitted following the meeting and by those not able to attend one of the meetings. Give your written or oral comments at the hearing or submit them by Apr. 20, 2012, to Mr. Christopher Collins, Virginia Department of Transportation, 1201 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA  23219. You may also e-mail your comments to cg.collins@vdot.virginia.gov. Please reference “Patriot’s Crossing Reevaluation” in the subject line.

 



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