CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — VDOT held a citizen information meeting for the Bowers Hill Interchange Improvements Study on Wednesday.
This is an area where people can access I-664, I-264, I-64, U.S. Route 460, U.S. Route 58, U.S. Route 13 and VA Route 191.
People have died in traffic accidents in that interchange including a mother of two in April.
VDOT announced earlier this year a study would look at identifying improvements that could be made to the interchange. The project is expected to take two years to complete.
VDOT was also asking for input from residents on the alternative concepts put together that will be carried forward in the environmental assessment.
The project manager says residents got to see the three concepts of what could be done to help the area with congestion and capacity and safety.
The concepts range from adding lanes to a full reconstruction of the area.
“After looking at the public comment and which options they would prefer and maybe they’ll even recommend something else we can look at, we take those comments into play and decide which options go forth for further analysis,” said project manager Jenny Salyers.
Comments can be submitted to VDOT by September 1.
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