On December 20, 2012, VDOT reached a commercial and financial close with US 460 Mobility Partners (a partnership of Ferrovial Agroman, S.A. and American Infrastructure) and the US 460 Funding Corporation of Virginia to finance, design and build the Commonwealth Connector.
The Project entails the new construction of approximately 55 miles of four-lane divided, limited access highway between Prince George County and Suffolk,Virginia. The Commonwealth Connector will be a tolled facility with these funds being collected and used to pay for Project costs.
The Commonwealth Connector will extend from the existing U.S. Route 460 near its interchange with Interstate 295 (I-295) in Prince George County to the U.S. Route 58 bypass just south of the existing U.S. Route 460 in the City of Suffolk. The corridor alignment for this project runs south of the existing U.S. Route 460 for its entirety and has been approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board. The Final Environmental Impact Study and Record of Decision have been approved by the Federal Highway Administration.
The Project does not include improvements to the existing U.S. Route 460 or other adjacent roadways. The proposed Commonwealth Connector design includes intermediate interchanges at the following cross roads:
- Routes 156 and 625 in Prince George County
- Routes 602, 40 and 620 in Sussex County
- Route 616 in Southampton County
- Route 258 in Isle of Wight County