NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – The Virginia Department of Transportation and the Navy have signed an agreement that will allow work to begin on the Interstate 564 intermodal connector.
The project will connect the existing I-564 through Naval Station Norfolk with Norfolk International Terminals. The new road is intended to redirect heavy truck traffic, improve access to the base and decrease congestion.
The connector will have four lanes and includes new bridges, overpasses, and exit and entrance ramps. It will also provide separate traffic lanes for vehicles entering the naval station and Norfolk International Terminals.
Secretary of Transportation Sean Connaughton says extending and realigning I-564 will also provide the starting point for a future crossing under the Elizabeth River to Interstate 664.
The estimated cost of the I-564 extension project is $169 million.
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