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Regional Connectors Study

Logo for Regional Connectors StudyThe Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (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 the following corridors shown on the map below (click map to download as a PDF):

  • 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, 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 has been divided up into phases.  Phase 1 has been completed and consisted of a regional statistically valid random survey of Hampton Roads citizens, stakeholder interviews, an assessment of existing conditions along the interstate facilities in the region, an assessment of the regional travel demand model to determine potential upgrades, and the launching of a project website. 

Phase 2, currently underway, focuses on a type of planning known as Scenario Planning.  In this phase, goals, objectives and measures of success of the study are being determined so they can guide future phases of the study, such as alternative development and assessments.

Additional information and completed tasks from Phase 1 and Phase 2 are available for viewing on the project webpage:

www.connectorstudy.org

Map outlining corridors in Regional Connectors Study

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