The Virginia Department of Transportation is giving the community a chance to share thoughts on the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion, holding a public meeting at Norfolk’s Ocean View Elementary School.
“Local input for the uniqueness of the geography, or of the area, helps us understand the problems and we can translate that in our design and solve those problems,” said lead project manager Frank Fabian.
The project is a first for Virgina, aiming to build four lanes of traffic in each direction as opposed to its current two. Once complete, the crossing will accommodate a total of eight lanes for drivers going across the water. During the peak of summer, more than 100,000 vehicles travel through every day.
VDOT said the project will alleviate traffic on one of the most congested corridors, and is set to be complete by 2024.