Virginia to host meetings on I-64 plan that could include tolls

By David Tanner, Land Line associate editor | 11/20/2012

Earlier this month, transportation officials rolled out a draft environmental study for improvements to the Interstate 64 corridor from Richmond to Hampton. Options include tolling all lanes in both directions or tolling just the new lanes being planned. The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking comments at three public hearings in December.

The study applies to 75 miles of I-64 from I-95 in Richmond to I-664 in Hampton.

If the I-64 project is completed as a toll road, it would mean Virginia would have two toll roads from the Richmond area to the port district at Hampton Roads. The state recently chose a firm to design and build a toll road parallel to the existing U.S. 460.

Truckers would still have a toll-free option as the existing lanes of U.S. 460 are scheduled to remain open and free of the extra toll tax.

VDOT has scheduled three hearings, each lasting from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., as follows:

Dec. 11, Bruton High School, 185 Rochambeau Drive, Williamsburg;
Dec. 12, City Center Conference Room, Fountain Plaza II, 700 Town Center Drive, Newport News; and
Dec. 13, VDOT Central Office Auditorium, 1221 E. Broad St., Richmond.

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Virginia studies toll options for I-64 from Richmond to Hampton

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