About the Study
Connectivity, Congestion Relief, and Economic Vitality for Hampton Roads
The HRTPO kicked-off the Regional Connectors Study in June 2018 with funding from the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission (HRTAC). The study will focus on Hampton Roads connectivity through the lenses of congestion relief, economic vitality, resiliency, accessibility, and quality of life.
The HRTPO Regional Connectors Study will reexamine projects previously studied in the Hampton Roads Crossing Study (HRCS) Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) including:
- VA 164
- I-564 Connector
- VA 164 Connector
- I-664 Connector
- I-664 widening (from I-64 in Hampton to US 460/58/13 in Chesapeake)
In addition to these projects, the HRTPO may also study other feasible projects that could improve Hampton Roads connectivity. The completed study will provide a long-term vision for improved connectivity between the Peninsula and Southside, with recommendations for project phasing.
The study will be conducted over an approximate two-year period and will include:
- Phase 1 Scope
- Phase 2 Scope
- Stakeholder interviews;
- A regional public survey;
- Existing traffic data collection and analysis;
- Scenario planning;
- Future traffic projections and analysis;
- Alternative identification;
- Feasibility screening;
- Alternative evaluation — transportation benefits, community impacts, and financial feasibility analysis;
- Project prioritization.
Share your thoughts
The HRTPO wants your feedback on the Regional Connectors Study! Tell us more about where and how you travel in the Hampton Roads region and the issues you encounter on your trips.