About the Study

Connectivity, Congestion Relief, and Economic Vitality for Hampton Roads

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, 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.

Study Approach

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.

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Study Milestones
Phase 2 Timeline
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is the HRTPO completing the Regional Connectors Study?
To complete the appropriate studies, designs, funding analyses, and documentation necessary to determine feasibility, permitability, and transportation benefits necessary to advance corridor improvement alternatives.
How is the study being funded?
The study is funded through the Hampton Road Transportation Accountability Commission (HRTAC).
What is the purpose of the study?
The study will focus Hampton Roads connectivity through the lenses of economic vitality, resiliency, accessibility and quality of life.
Who is conducting the study?
HRPTO will lead the study, with collaboration from two regional stakeholder groups. The working group is comprised of technical staff from seven local jurisdictions and other key regional stakeholders (US Navy, US Coast Guard, Virginia Port Authority, Federal Highway Administration, US Army Corps of Engineers, Virginia Department of Transportation, and HRTAC). The steering (or policy) committee is comprised of elected officials from the seven local jurisdictions.