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CHESAPEAKE---The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization is forecasting what truck traffic will look like in the next 20 years.

The Hampton Roads Regional Freight Study is now underway with a report expected to be released this summer. Its purpose is to assist the HRTPO Board in making decisions on which transportation improvements related to freight are needed.

This study will use the new truck component and time-of-day capability of the regional travel demand model to forecast year 2034 truck volumes and congestion to be faced by trucks.

'This is the first time we can forecast future truck traffic and congestion,' said HRTPO Deputy Executive Director Camelia Ravanbakht. 'Our Freight Advisory Committee is really excited about this study.'

Part of the study will determine freight bottlenecks in the region.

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