Transportation plan sends big money to Hampton Roads

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by Carl Leimer, 13News

WVEC.com

Posted on June 5, 2013 at 5:52 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 5 at 6:00 AM

NORFOLK - The state's new transportation plan will bring $1.7 billion to Hampton Roads over the next six years.

Projects include: $120 million is for Interstate paving and resurfacing projects in Norfolk and Virginia Beach; $100 million will go towards widening I-64 between Newport News and Williamsburg and $5 million for an environmental study on adding traffic lanes to I-64 between I-664 and I-464  in Chesapeake, including replacement of the High Rise Bridge.

The money is part of the transportation bill passed by the General Assembly.

The Commonwealth Transportation Board is scheduled to adopt the changes at their June 19th meeting.

Prior to that several meetings are scheduled to get public feedback, including one tonight in Chesapeake. It's at 6:00 p.m. at the Chesapeake Conference Center, located at 900 Greenbrier Circle.

If you can’t attend the hearing, you can still give VDOT your comments. Send a letter to Programming Director, Virginia Department of Transportation, 1401 East Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219 or email six-yearprogram@vdot.virginia.gov

To see all the projects in the six-year improvement program for Hampton Roads or anywhere else in Virginia, click here.

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