Public invited to view HRBT expansion plans

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HRBT Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel VDOT Generic

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — The public is invited to view design plans and give more input on a project to expand the Interstate 64 corridor between Norfolk and Hampton on Wednesday and Thursday. 

The public hearing scheduled for Wednesday will be at Ocean View Elementary School  in Norfolk and the public hearing on Thursday will be at the Saint Mary Star of the Sea School in Hampton. Both will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m 

VDOT says the hearings will be an open-house format and won’t include a formal presentation. There will be representatives to talk about the project and answer questions. 

The project will include widening the interstate and constructing a new tunnel. It will also include the replacement or rebuilding of 32 bridges, according to VDOT. 

Related: HRBT open house allows neighbors to see impacts of expansion

Two teams are currently competing for build the new tunnel: Hampton Roads Capacity Constructors and Hampton Roads Connector Partners. They expect a contract to be awarded early next year. 

The Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission (HRTAC) and anticipated state and federal revenue will fund the $3.3 to $3.8 billion project. 

Click here to read more about the planned expansion. 

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