Three Chopt District Supervisor Tommy Branin and other officials held a news conference June 13 on the Federal Highway Administration’s conditional approval of plans to improve traffic flow and safety on Interstate 64 in Short Pump. The project, which proceeds to the detailed design phase, includes a new interchange at North Gayton Road and modifications to the interchange at West Broad Street.
“This is a major accomplishment in two respects,” Branin said. “It’s the fastest approval we’ve ever received from the FHWA. It also is the largest transportation and safety project this county has ever done in history.”