I-64 Corridor I. Introduction II. Need and purpose of multimodal system The average daily volume of traffic on I-64 between the I-64/I-95/I-195 junction and Route 33 (Staples Mill Road) is 151,000 vehicles per day (based on 2001 data). This volume is expected to increase to 211,400 vehicles per day by the design year 2025. The average daily volume of traffic on Interstate 64 between the Airport Drive and Interstate 295 is 46,000 vehicles per day. This volume is expected to increase to78,500 vehicles per day by the design year 2025. The expansion and improvement of Route 64 aims to provide a link between the Hampton Roads area and Richmond, Virginia. Route 64 is the major artery between these two locations with an ever increasing demand upon it. Route 64 will provide the necessary transportation infrastructure to support the volume of projected traffic between these locations. IV. Integration plan In the mid 1990s the Governor appointed a special commission to identify exactly what the Rt 58 Corridor should encompass. A team of transportation officials identified the Rt 58 corridor to include portions of Rt 58, Rt 16, I-81, Rt 58A, Rt 23 and a few other projects. Additionally, in 1999 there was another Rt 58 Bond sale and the General Assembly specified the Rt 58 projects that would be funded with these proceeds. A general east-to-west construction strategy was adopted. However, this was not strictly followed and thus over time a general priority for projects was a "first in first out" so that as the PE was completed on a project it would go to construction utilizing the available corridor funds. III. Rationale for selected alternative TBD The I64 corridor will be improved and widened along the whole from the Hampton Roads area to Richmond.