Hampton Roads Crossing Study SEIS Available for Public Review and Comment
The Hampton Roads Crossing Study (HRCS) Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) is available for public review and comment. The document and supporting technical reports can be reviewed and downloaded here. The Draft SEIS also is available for hard copy review at the VDOT Hampton Roads District Office and 7 local libraries. Find more information on these locations here. The 45-day public comment period runs until September 19. Additional information on how to comment is available here. As part of the public review period, VDOT will host two Location Public Hearings on September 7 and 8. The meetings will be held in open house style with no formal presentations. VDOT staff will be on hand to discuss the findings of the study and answer any questions. The meeting locations, dates, and times are as follows:
September 7, 2016
Hampton Roads Convention Center
1610 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666
Rain Date: September 14, 2016
September 8, 2016
Quality Suites (Lake Wright)
6280 Northampton Boulevard
Norfolk, VA 23502
Rain Date: September 15, 2016
About the Study
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the Federal Highway Administration and other stakeholders have initiated work on a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to reevaluate the Hampton Roads Crossing Study.
The study was originally documented in a Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision, both issued in 2001.
The SEIS will re-examine the three alternatives that were retained for analysis in the original study, as well as an additional alternative identified during initial public outreach. Illustrations and descriptions of the alternatives are available here .
All alternatives will include a transit component. In some cases, this will include dedicated lanes and in other cases the SEIS will prescribe means by which transit could be incorporated into other lanes on each facility.
Each alternative also will be presented in sections in the SEIS to allow for new or hybrid alternatives to be identified through the study process.
In addition to examining the alternatives, the study also will include updated information on natural, historic and social resources and consider up-to-date engineering and scientific standards.
- August 2016 - Draft SEIS available for 45-day public comment period
- September 2016 – Location Public Hearings
- October 2016 – Brief Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) on the study
- November 2016 – Seek CTB decision
- Spring/Summer 2017 – Final SEIS available for public review
- Summer 2017 – Request first Record of Decision for the study