Project’s missing piece
In regards to your story on the Warwick-Jefferson connector being constructed at Atkinson Way, I cannot understand why this does not include access to I-64. I understand that the city wants to create more connections between Jefferson and Warwick as Newport News is a long city with only two main thoroughfares and the CSX tracks between them. The problem is, at present there is no interstate access between Fort Eustis Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue. This is a real problem for all of us living between the two. While the new connector may stimulate some business growth in the northern part of the city, why wouldn’t anyone consider the positive impact on traffic along the Jefferson corridor that would come with including interstate access with this new construction? I will have no need for this new connector at all but it would have really helped if I could have picked up the interstate at this point. Somebody did all this planning, acquired all the money and then left out the one thing that so many of us residents in the northern part of Newport News have been asking for all these years. That is interstate access between Jefferson Avenue and Fort Eustis Boulevard. Come on, people!
Editor: I’m not certain how I can help with this beyond sharing your thoughts on the matter. But it’s certainly worth suggestion you read my answer to the question above, which may give you an idea or two about how to share your thoughts in other, more civic-focused ways.