Hampton Roads Transit will host a series of pop up events for the community about a potential light rail extension.
- Written by Connor Worley
- Category: Local News
- Published: 17 March 2023
The project intends to extend the light rail to the Military Circle redevelopment area.
Specifically, it would extend two miles from its eastern terminus at Newtown Road station to the Military Circle site.
It would create three new stations — one for Sentara Leigh Hospital, another for the supporting medical campuses around Kempsville Road and an end of line station at Military Circle.
“HRT is looking forward to sharing with the community our progress on the study and the initial proposed alignment,” said William E. Harrell, President and CEO of Hampton Roads Transit. “The proposed light rail extension would enhance transit options for commuters in Norfolk, provided the City decides to move forward with the project in the future.”
Meeting times and locations are as follows:
Monday, March 20, Open House, 6-8 p.m. at Springhill Suites, 6350 Newtown Road
Wednesday, March 22, Pop-Up Event, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Military Circle Transfer Center, Ring Road – outside the former Macy’s
Wednesday, March 22, Open House, 5-7 p.m. at Elegant Affairs, 930 N. Military Highway
Saturday, March 25, Pop-Up Event, 9-11 a.m. at Newtown Road Park & Ride, 135 Kempsville Road
To learn more about dates and times for the events visit naval-station-norfolk-transit-dot-com.