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April 16, 2014



HAMPTON ROADS DISTRICT ANNOUNCES PUBLIC HEARING ON DRAFT SIX-YEAR IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

SUFFOLK—The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Hampton Roads District will host a public hearing Thursday, 6 p.m. at the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320 to discuss the draft Six-Year Improvement Program. 

The Commonwealth Secretary of Transportation, Aubrey Layne will be in attendance as well as District Administrator, James Utterback and district leaders to share highlights of the program and listen to public comments.  The comments will serve as feedback to the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB).

The commonwealth announced a $13.1 billion program in road, bridge, rail and public transportation improvements. The Hampton Roads portion of the program includes in part:

  • Capital improvements to support two additional Amtrak trains to Norfolk - $82 million
  • I-64 capacity improvements on the Peninsula - $144 million
  • Route 58 interchange improvements - $31 million
  • Military Highway widening in Norfolk - $114 million

 

The CTB will take public comments into consideration prior to adopting the final six-year program on June 18.  The program is updated each year to reflect latest revenue projections.

 

Online resources:

Draft Six Year Improvement Program –

http://syip.virginiadot.org/Pages/allProjects.aspx

CTB presentation of Draft Six Year Improvement Program –

http://www.ctb.virginia.gov/resources/2014/apr/pdfPresentations/DraftFY2015-2020Six-YearImprovementProgram.pdf

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