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VDOT looking to make changes to I-264/Brambleton Avenue

This study is intended to identify safety and operational improvements in the study area in order to address existing and forecasted deficiencies.

NORFOLK, Va. — Your commute could get easier if you take Brambleton Avenue. VDOT officials are completing a state study called Strategically Targeted Affordable Roadway Solutions (S.T.A.R.T.) which finds affordable roadway solutions.

The study will identify safety and operation improvements needed near the I-264-Brambleton Avenue interchange near Park Avenue and Kimball Terrace.

Drivers said Brambleton Avenue is an extremely busy area with people constantly walking across the street with no sidewalks, and drivers switching lanes without even honking their horns.

"When I hear Brambleton Avenue, I think hectic," Davon Taylor said.

“It’s a traffic problem for the people that are driving to school on time or the people that are using public transportation,” explained Towona Griffin.

VDOT’s Senior Communications Specialist Jordan-Ashley Walker said some solutions could be an easy fix!

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"Some of them are relatively simple, like adjusting the traffic signals or improvements to the interchange, its self-access management, all of those things are on the table," Walker said.

Walker said the biggest concern is congestion during the morning commute. Traffic backs up on the interstate, which can create major problems.

“There is any number of different types of crashes. There are rear-end, side-swipe crashes. All of those things are happening within the interchange but that’s indicative of that type of the congestion and the issues that we are seeing,” Walker explained.

VDOT officials hope their changes help people’s daily commute.

As part of this study, VDOT has created an online survey to solicit feedback regarding this corridor and potential improvements. For the survey, click here.

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