About the Study
Delivering Transportation Solutions to the Region
The HRTPO kicked off the Regional Connectors Study in June 2018 with funding from the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission (HRTAC). The study focuses on Hampton Roads connectivity through the lenses of congestion relief, economic vitality, resiliency, accessibility, and quality of life.
The HRTPO Regional Connectors Study builds upon the work examined in the Hampton Roads Crossing Study (HRCS) Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) including the following segments:
- VA 164 widening
- I-564 Connector
- VA 164 Connector
- I-664 Connector
- I-664 widening (north of College Drive)
Once complete, the Regional Connectors Study will provide a long-term vision for connectivity improvements between the Peninsula and Southside, with recommendations for segment tiering and further evaluation.
View the segment tiering proposed recommendations to learn more about the study.
The Regional Connectors Study includes:
- Phase 1 Scope
- Stakeholder interviews
- A regional public survey
- Existing traffic data collection and analysis
- Phase 2 Scope
- Scenario planning
- Future traffic projections and analysis
- Phase 3 Scope
- Segment evaluation — cost and construction complexity review, permitting challenges, project readiness, congestion relief
- Public meetings
- Regional Connectivity Symposium
- Scenario testing and traffic operational analysis
- Segment tiering
Phase 3 Study Timeline
Tier I: Segments recommended for HRTPO to evaluate for the 2050 Lange Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).
Tier II: Segments recommended for HRTPO to include in the Regional Transportation Vision Plan.