Paula Miller 757-925-1660
July 20, 2015
CITIZEN INFORMATION MEETINGS PLANNED FOR HAMPTON ROADS CROSSING STUDY SEIS
VDOT representatives will be present to discuss the study and answer questions
SUFFOLK, Va-VDOT, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration and other stakeholders, have initiated work on a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to re-evaluate the Hampton Roads Crossing Study Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). Two Citizen Information Meetings (CIMs) are planned to gather public input for the SEIS. The CIMs will be held at the following locations and times:
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
4:00 pm-7:00 pm
The Academy for Discovery at Lakewood (formerly Lafayette-Winona Middle School)
1701 Alsace Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23509
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
4:00 pm-7:00 pm
Saint Mary Star of the Sea School
14 North Willard Avenue
Hampton, VA 23663
The CIMs will be held in an open-house format with no formal presentation. VDOT representatives will be present to discuss the study and to answer questions.
Following the CIMs, VDOT and FHWA will work with stakeholders to refine the purpose and need for the study, identify the appropriate range of alternatives to be retained for analysis in the Draft SEIS, and re-evaluate potential impacts to natural and physical resources and surrounding properties. This analysis will include revisiting the three alternatives retained for analysis in the FEIS. They include: Improvements to the I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) corridor from I-664 in Hampton to I-564 in Norfolk; improvements to the I-64 HRBT corridor plus a new four-lane connection from the future I-564 Intermodal Connector in Norfolk to Route 164 in Portsmouth; and, improvements to the I-664 corridor from I-64 in Hampton to Bowers Hill including a new four-lane connection between I-664 and the future I-564 Intermodal Connector and a new connection along Craney Island to Route 164 in Portsmouth. Additional and modified alternatives could also be considered, in addition to a No Build Alternative.
Written and oral comments will be accepted at the CIMs and written comments also may be submitted by August 6, 2015 to Mr. Scott Smizik, VDOT Project Manager; 1401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219. Comments may also be emailed to HRCSSEIS@VDOT.Virginia.Gov
In addition to commenting on the SEIS, citizens will have an opportunity to complete a stated preference survey. The survey will measure respondents’ travel preferences and potential responses to different tolling scenarios. The survey will be available in person at both CIMs and on the Hampton Roads Crossing Study website at: www.HamptonRoadsCrossingStudy.org
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