Study: Inland port won't cut Hampton Roads traffic

Study: Inland port won't cut Hampton Roads traffic

Study: Inland port won't cut Hampton Roads traffic

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Posted on September 16, 2011 at 11:47 AM

CHESAPEAKE (AP) — A new study says an inland port wouldn't reduce traffic congestion in Hampton Roads.

The report by the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization says an inland port would take a significant number of cargo hauling trucks off Hampton Roads' highways. But trucks originating at the region's ports account for only about 3 percent of total vehicle traffic and about 10 percent of total truck traffic.

The planning organization released the 44-page report Thursday during its governing board's monthly meeting.

Transportation engineer Rob Case told the board that removing the trucks wouldn't be enough to relieve congestion.

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Information from: Daily Press, http://www.dailypress.com

 

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