Hampton Roads Transit

Peninsula-area localities request $419M in state transportation dollars

Peninsula-area localities request $419M in state transportation dollars

A new exit ramp off Interstate 64 in Newport News and a Coliseum Drive extension in Hampton top the wish lists of the Peninsula's two largest cities for state transportation dollars this cycle.

Peninsula-area localities requested a total of $419 million to help fund 29 transportation projects through the Smart Scale program, formerly called "House Bill 2," this cycle, according to a raw list of applications provided by the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization that has not yet been validated by the state.

Many of those will likely be denied.

Last year, the first for the program,

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