Public hearing tonight for I-64 widening, High Rise project

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — A public hearing is being held Wednesday night for residents to look at proposed plans for a widening for the Interstate 64 Southside Widening and High Rise Bridge project.

VDOT will be showing proposed plans for the project, which calls for I-64 to be widened from four to six lanes from around a half mile east of Interstate 264/Bowers Hill to about 1 mile eat of Interstate 464.

Project to improve High Rise Bridge on fast track

The plans also call for a new High Rise Bridge to be built south of the existing bridge.

Residents will have a chance to look at the plans and talk to VDOT officials.

VDOT says the final design-build contract is expected to be awarded in September of 2017, with construction beginning sometime in October of 2017.

Wednesday’s hearing is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Deep Creek High School.