Public invited to attend virtually and in-person to learn about plans for Express Lanes
NORFOLK – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will hold a design public hearing virtually Wednesday, Dec. 1, and in-person Thursday, Dec. 2 to share information and receive feedback on the proposed design plans to repurpose I-64 in both directions from approximately 1 mile east of the I-264 interchange to 0.4 miles west of the I-564 interchange in Norfolk. The three existing general purpose (GP) lanes and shoulders will be converted to one part-time, high-occupancy express shoulder lane and three GP lanes for a project length of approximately 9 miles.
Virtual Design Public Hearing
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 5:30 p.m.
Registration Required at Link Below
In-Person Design Public Hearing
Thursday, Dec. 2, 4-7 p.m.
Residence Inn Norfolk Airport
1590 N. Military Highway, Norfolk, VA 23502
The purpose of the meeting is to give citizens an opportunity to review the project exhibits on display, meet with VDOT representatives and provide input. The virtual meeting will include a presentation by VDOT project engineers with the opportunity for the public to ask questions verbally and via an online chat format. The in-person public hearing will be an open-house format meeting with no formal presentation. Media are invited to attend both sessions.
Express Lanes are designed to transport more motorists through the region while helping to alleviate congestion and allowing motorists travel options. This project also includes widening and rehabilitating the bridges over Tidewater Drive and replacing the bridges over Chesapeake Boulevard. Several existing bridges along the corridor will be rehabilitated, and spot widening will occur to accommodate the typical section along the corridor. To learn more about the details of the project, visit https://64expresslanes.org/under_design/norfolk.asp.
Comments from the public regarding the proposed project may be submitted during the live presentation, afterwards using an online form, or via email by Dec. 12, 2021 to Claudia.Walsh@VDOT.Virginia.gov. Please reference “I-64 Hampton Roads Express Lanes Segment 1A/1B Comment” in the subject line. Written comments may also be submitted by mail addressed to Claudia Walsh, P.E, Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 7511 Burbage Drive, Suffolk, VA 23435.
In case of technical issues or inclement weather, the virtual public hearing back-up date is Dec. 8, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. and the in-person back-up date is Dec. 9, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. at the same location.