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Additional I-64 widening on the Peninsula gets green light

Additional I-64 widening on the Peninsula gets green light

Planned traffic relief along the Interstate 64 corridor on the Peninsula appears to be in the fast lane.

Members of the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission (HRTAC) voted unanimously Thursday to a funding agreement to complete segment two of the I-64 widening project.

Pending approval from the Commonwealth Transportation Board at its December meeting, the selected contractor could break ground on the long-anticipated widening project by late 2016, said Jim Utterback, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Hampton Roads district administrator.

Transportation officials hope to have the segment open to traffic by July 2019.

Plans call for...

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