The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. Navy and Virginia Department of Transportation will host a public meeting Dec. 11 to share information regarding a plan to improve vehicular access to Naval Station Norfolk by expanding Interstate 564.
The meeting will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at Sewells Point Elementary School at 7928 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk.
The $170 million project is scheduled to begin next spring, according to a VDOT project description.
The improvements will include an expansion of I-564, relocation of the Navy base's Gate 6 and a reconfigured commercial vehicle inspection station. A future Air Terminal Interchange, from the I-564 Intermodal Connector, is also being considered, a VDOT statement said.
Work on I-564 is to include construction of a four-lane divided roadway from the existing interstate to Virginia Avenue. The Navy is currently preparing an environmental assessment, per federal requirements, that is associated with the transfer of Navy land to VDOT to accommodate the project, the statement said.
At the meeting, attendees will be provided information regarding the project's scope, purpose and need. Representatives from VDOT, the Navy, City of Norfolk and FHWA will be on hand to discuss the project and answer questions.
For more information, go to virginiadot.org.
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