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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a record of decision (ROD) for the Hampton Roads Crossing Study that allows the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to proceed with “more detailed procurement and design of the project.”
In the ROD, the FHWA selected Alternative A as the Preferred Alternative that aims to relieve congestions in the Interstate 64/Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel corridor. This plan expands I-64 and the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel to six-lanes from I-664 in Hampton to I-564 in Norfolk. The estimated cost is $3.3 billion.
“The next step in the procurement process is the anticipated release in late 2017 of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) to potential proposers who wish to compete for a contract to design and build the project,” VDOT reports. “Many details, including the final lane configuration and construction method of the new tunnel, will be determined as design and procurement advances.”
More details on the project are available at HRBTexpansion.org.