VDOT News - Hampton Roads



Nina Ullrich 757-409-4376


Sept. 27, 2021

Public invited to attend virtually and in-person to learn about plans for Express Lanes

NEWPORT NEWS - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a design public hearing virtually Wednesday, Sept. 29, and in-person Thursday, Sept. 30, to share information and receive feedback on the proposed design plans to convert the existing high occupancy vehicle lane into an Express Lane, convert a general purpose lane into an Express Lane, and widen the existing lanes to add a buffer between the lanes. The project starts 1.20 miles west of Denbigh Boulevard in Newport News and ends at 0.139 miles east of LaSalle Avenue in Hampton for a project length of approximately 13.5 miles.

 Virtual Design Public Hearing                                                                           In-Person Design Public Hearing

                     Wednesday, Sept. 29, 5:30 p.m.                                                          Thursday, Sept. 30, 4-7 p.m.

Registration Required at Link Below                                                   Y.H. Thomas Community Center

https://www.virginiadot.org/64expresslanesnewportnews               1300 Thomas Street, Hampton, VA 23669

The purpose of the meeting is to give citizens an opportunity to review the project exhibits on display, meet with VDOT representatives and provide input. The virtual meeting will include a presentation by VDOT project engineers with the opportunity for the public to ask questions verbally and via an online chat format. The in-person public hearing will be an open-house format meeting with no formal presentation.

Media are invited to attend both sessions.

Express Lanes are designed to transport more motorists through the region while helping to alleviate congestion and allowing motorists travel options. This project also includes replacing the bridges on I-64 over LaSalle Avenue in both directions and rehabilitating the bridges over Armistead Avenue on I-64 in both directions. To learn more about the details of the project, visit https://www.64expresslanes.org/under_design/newport_news.asp.

Comments from the public regarding the proposed project may be submitted during the live presentation, afterwards using an online form, or via email by Oct. 10, 2021

to Erin.Foley@VDOT.Virginia.gov. Please reference "I-64 Hampton Roads Express Lanes Newport News Segment 4A/4B Comment" in the subject line. Written comments may also be submitted by mail addressed to Erin Foley, P.E, Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 7511 Burbage Drive, Suffolk, VA 23435.

In case of technical issues or inclement weather, the virtual public hearing back-up date is Oct. 1 at 5:30 and the in-person back-up date is Oct. 7 from 4-7 p.m. at the same location.

Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

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