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April 22, 2022



GIVE INPUT ON POTENTIAL MILITARY HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENTS AT POPLAR HALL DRIVE
Take online survey through May 8; more information at vaprojectpipeline.org

NORFOLK – Public feedback is being sought on a transportation study assessing potential cost-effective improvement alternatives that address deficient conditions and prioritize safety for pedestrians, bicycle and bus users along Military Highway (Route 13) near Poplar Hall Drive in Norfolk.

The study is analyzing the operational and safety issues identified along Military Highway (Route 13) between Interstate 264 and Virginia Beach Boulevard, including the intersections of Hoggard Road/Best Square, Poplar Hall Drive, and Military Circle with a focus on providing enhanced pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) invites residents and travelers to learn more about the study and share feedback online at VAProjectPipeline.org. Study materials on the website include a presentation and executive summary, as well as a link to the online survey that is available through May 8, 2022.

Community input received through this survey will help the study team further develop and refine potential improvements focused on targeting known needs, reducing community impacts, and addressing all transportation modes in a cost-effective manner. The potential improvements presented are only preliminary and are not scheduled or funded as a construction project at this time. The study partners may consider the recommendations for possible advancement through future local, regional, state and federal transportation funding programs.

This study is being conducted as part of a new program, Project Pipeline, created by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB). Project Pipeline is a performance-based planning program to identify cost-effective solutions to multimodal transportation needs in Virginia. Through this planning process, projects and solutions may be considered for funding through programs including SMART SCALE, revenue sharing, and others.

Project Pipeline is led by Virginia’s Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment (OIPI), in collaboration with VDOT and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT). The Commonwealth is partnering with the City of Norfolk, the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization and consultant Kimley-Horn to develop targeted improvements for the Military Highway Project Pipeline Study that minimize community impacts and address priority needs in a cost-effective way. The final plan will provide a multimodal investment strategy that can be used to seek and secure funding.

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