VDOT seeking public comments on Hampton Roads Crossing Study

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking public comments on proposed improvements to Hampton Roads’ harbor crossings.

VDOT on Friday released results of a study, which includes proposals for expansion to the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) and Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel (MMMBT) as well as the construction of new crossings.

Hampton Roads Crossing Draft

The proposals include expanding the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, building connections between Route 164 in Portsmouth and I-564 in Norfolk, expanding I-664, and building a water crossing between I-564 and the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel.

VDOT holds public meetings on southside crossing alternatives

The options range in cost from $3.3 Billion to $12.5 Billion.

These alternatives could also impact between nine and 20 homes, and up to five businesses. Specifics are also included in the 600-plus page report.

Public comments on the study are being accepted online — and through email at HRCSSEIS@VDOT.Virginia.Gov — until Sept. 19.

There are also two public hearings set for September where members of the public can talk with VDOT officials about the proposed alternatives:

  • Hampton Roads Convention Center: Sept. 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Quality Suites Lake Wright in Norfolk: Sept. 8 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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