- Associated Press - Sunday, January 4, 2015

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - State highway officials are re-examining congestion and other issues on Interstate 264 in Virginia Beach.

The Virginia Department of Transportation wants to determine how to best expand and upgrade the highway.

A 2006 study found that traffic volume increased more than tenfold since the corridor opened in 1967, while the number of lanes doubled.

Hampton Roads District director of transportation planning Eric Stringfield tells The Virginian-Pilot (https://bit.ly/1vWFOfZ ) that changes in calculations since then warranted a new study.

For example, the 2006 study assumed that a 21-mile parkway between Virginia Beach and Chesapeake would be built. The new study won’t include the proposed parkway.

Stringfield says the study won’t try to identify funding sources for proposed improvements.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, https://pilotonline.com

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