I was excited for all of 10 minutes until I started reading the details of the ongoing environmental study. Okay, I’m still excited. Just wondering where the dollars will come from.
Quick summary: $4.4B – $6.7B. Several options up to 5 lanes each direction on I-64 from the I-664 interchange at Hampton Coliseum to the I-564 interchange at Granby Street, including the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel (HRBT). No light rail or heavy rail.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), is studying the environmental consequences of transportation improvements along Interstate 64 (I-64), including the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT), in the Cities of Hampton and Norfolk, Virginia, and the potential environmental consequences of these alternatives. Figure S-1 shows the study area location and boundaries. The study area extends approximately 12 miles along I-64 from the I-664 interchange in Hampton to the I-564 interchange in Norfolk. This study arose from a need to address inadequate capacity and geometric deficiencies of the existing facilities of I-64 and the HRBT in the study corridor. Funding for this location study was included in the Virginia Six-Year Improvement Program by the Commonwealth Transportation Board.