About the Study
VDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) 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 (FEIS) and Record of Decision (ROD), both issued in 2001. The study will re-examine the three alternatives that were retained for analysis in the original study, as well as other alternatives that may be identified during the initial scoping 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. Following these Citizen Information Meetings, VDOT and FHWA will refine the purpose and need and identify the appropriate range of alternatives to be retained for analysis in the SEIS. The public will have additional opportunities to participate in this process as it advances.