Today, the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization Board voted unanimously to approve the use of $44 million dollars from the Hampton Roads Transportation Fund (HRTF) revenues regarding the widening of I-64 on the Peninsula, 1 of 9 HRTF priority projects approved by the HRTPO Board in October of 2013. The widening will extend from Jefferson Avenue (Exit 255) to just east of Yorktown Road (Exit 247). The vote represents the first use of HRTF funds generated by HB2313 and will result in the fast-tracking of a project that is identified as one of the region’s highest priorities.
HB2313, enacted into law on July 1, 2013, provides Hampton Roads with approximately 200 million dollars per year in additional transportation funds. The HRTPO Board is responsible for the selection of projects and allocation of HRTF funds.