Tom Warne Report, 11 December 2013
RICHMOND, Va. – Federal officials have signed off on an environmental impact statement for a proposed expansion project for I-64 from Richmond to Hampton Roads.
Gov. Bob McDonnell called the Federal Highway Administration’s decision a crucial move in the state’s effort to reduce congestion and boost safety on the corridor. Plans include widening 75 miles of interstate. McDonnell said that as funds become available, the interstate will be widened in sections.
Currently, about $100 million is available to widen a five-mile section of I-64 in Newport News. The governor said the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization will need to approve the project and include funding in its planning report.