The United States Department of Transportation has awarded a $15 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant to the Virginia Port Authority for support in the construction of the Norfolk International Terminal Intermodal Gate Complex and Interstate 564 Connector project, U.S. Senator Mark Warner announced Wednesday.
The grant will be matched by $16 million from the Port Authority.
The project is expected to improve the daily commute for thousands in Hampton Roads, including those accessing Naval Station Norfolk, by alleviating congestion on Hampton and Terminal Boulevards in Norfolk.
“The I-564 project will provide essential access for the Port, helping one of Virginia’s most important economic engines function more efficiently, while also alleviating congestion for thousands of commuters, military personnel and businesses,” Sen. Warner said. “I am proud to have worked with the Port Authority, Governor McAuliffe and USDOT to provide funding for this much-needed project.”
The USDOT received 797 applications in FY 2014 for TIGER grants.