This report includes high impact new and ongoing lane closures in the Downtown area and throughout the City. Unless otherwise indicated, pedestrian access will be maintained. These closures are a result of permits issued through our Right-of-Way Division, and are subject to change at any time.
Boush Street—There will be intermittent daytime outside lane closures northbound on Boush Street between Brooke Avenue and College Place through mid-May for work within manholes as part of the final phase of emergency electrical ductbank replacement by Dominion Power.
E. City Hall Avenue—There will be intermittent daytime alternating lane closures on City Hall Avenue between Monticello Avenue and Bank Street through April for crosswalk installation work.
Holt Street—On Saturday, April 2, Holt Street will be closed from Chapel Street to Reilly Street from 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for a special event.
Park Avenue—Through Monday, April 4, portions of Park Avenue and Holt Street, including the intersection of Park Avenue and Holt Street, will be closed to through traffic as part of the ongoing ductbank and manhole upgrades by Dominion Virginia Power. A map of the detour route is available at www.norfolk.gov/publicworks/pdf/DVPPark.pdf. Access to Harbor Park will be maintained from Waterside Drive. From Waterside Drive use Water Street or E. Main Street. The roadway will be reopened in all directions in time for the NSU vs. Tides exhibition game on Tuesday, April 5.
W. Brambleton Avenue—Through early April, there will be alternating lane closures at the W. Brambleton Avenue and Colley Avenue intersection and along W. Brambleton Avenue from Riverview Avenue to Colley Avenue for improvements to pedestrian areas.
W. Brambleton Avenue—Through early April, two travel lanes in each direction will be closed on W. Brambleton Avenue between Botetourt Street and Monticello Avenue for road construction and landscaping.
W. 21st Street—Through early June, there will be parking lane and sidewalk closures on W. 21st Street between Omohundro Avenue and Llewellyn Avneue for multi-phased streetscape improvements.
W. 26th Street—Through mid-April, there will be alternating lane closures on W. 26th Street under flagger control.
W. 30th Street—Through late April, a section of 315 W. 30th Street will be closed for roadway restoration following a recent water main break.
35th Street—Through late May, there will be full directional street closures with detours along 35th Street between Granby Street and Colley Avenue. Access to businesses and residences will be maintained.
Admiral Taussig Boulevard—Through July, the eastbound left lane on Admiral Taussig Boulevard is closed between Hampton Boulevard and Mall Drive. The inside left turn lane directing traffic to Admiral Taussig Boulevard from southbound Hampton Boulevard at the Naval Base Gate is closed between the hours of 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.
E. Bayview Boulevard—Through mid-December, there will be a travel lane closure on E. Bayview Boulevard between Devon Street and Willow Terrace under flagger control for utility work.
Chesapeake Boulevard—Through mid-December, the vehicle travel lane on Chesapeake Boulevard between Sunset Drive and Tallwood Street and between Earl Street and Creamer Road will be closed under flagger control for utility work.
Colonial Avenue—Through mid-April, there will be alternating lane closures under flagger control on Colonial Avenue between W. 24th and W. 34th Streets for curb ramp installation.
Granby Street—Through July, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction on Granby Street over Mason Creek between Bayview Boulevard and Forest Lawn Cemetery for phase one of the Mason Creek Culvert Rehabilitation project.
Granby Street—Through May, the west sidewalk heading northbound on Granby Street between Bute Street and Charlotte Street will be closed for renovation of Flat Iron Park.
Granby Street—Through mid-April, there will be mobile inside lane closures on Granby Street between 17th Street and E. Bayview Boulevard for median improvements.
Hampton Boulevard—Through the end of July, watch for alternating lane and sidewalk closures on Hampton Boulevard between the bridge and Little Creek Road for utility work.
International Terminal Boulevard—Starting Thursday, April 7, there will be alternating eastbound lane closures on International Terminal Boulevard near Diven Street for roadway, curb and gutter repairs.
Jasper Court—Through mid-April, traffic on Jasper Court between Azalea Garden Road and Tarpon Place will be under flagger control for utility work.
Kempsville Road—Through late June, traffic on Kempsville Road between Virginia Beach Boulevard and Charlney Avenue will be under flagger control for utility work.
Killam Avenue—Through mid-April, there will be alternating lane closures under flagger control on Killam Avenue between W. 25th and W. 38th Streets.
Lafayette Boulevard— Through the end of April, there will be alternating lane closures in both directions on Lafayette Boulevard near Grandy Street for utility work.
E. Little Creek Road—Through mid-April, there will be alternating single lane closures on E. Little Creek Road between Dover Court, Chesapeake Boulevard and Ardmore Road.
N. Military Highway—Through early April, there will be alternating lane closures on N. Military Highway near Meadow Lake Drive during off-peak hours for utility work.
N. Military Highway — Through the end of May, watch for alternating lane closures at the intersection of Military Highway and Virginia Beach Boulevard for traffic signal modifications.
Monticello Avenue—Through mid-June, there will be alternating lane closures at the intersection of Monticello Avenue and 26th Street to allow for construction of a VDOT roadway improvement project.
Norview Avenue—Through late May, the westbound right lane and sidewalk on Norview Avenue will be closed between I-64 and Alexander Street for utility relocation work in advance of a VDOT redesign project.
E. Ocean View Avenue—Through early February 2012, there will be alternating lane closures on E. Ocean View Avenue between Chesapeake Boulevard and Sturgis Street for utility work.
W. Olney Road—Through late June, watch for alternating lane closures at the W. Olney Road/Boush Street intersection for roadway improvements. More information is available at http://www.norfolk.gov/publicworks/cip_projects/BoushSt/default.asp.
Park Avenue—Through Tuesday, April 5 , Park Avenue will be closed at the Corprew Avenue intersection, except for right turns onto Corprew Avenue northbound. The detours are:
Northbound (heading towards Virginia Beach Blvd.)
Turn right onto Corprew Avenue,
turn left onto Ballentine Blvd.,
turn left onto VA Beach Blvd.
Arrive at Park Avenue intersection
Southbound (heading towards Brambleton Avenue)
Turn right onto VA Beach Blvd.
Turn left onto Tidewater Drive
Turn left onto Brambleton Avenue
Arrive at Park Avenue intersection
Alternate northbound route (from Brambleton Avenue to VA Beach Blvd.)
Keep straight on Brambleton Avenue
Turn right onto Tidewater Drive
Turn right onto VA Beach Blvd.
Arrive at Park Avenue intersection
Access to businesses, NSU, and residences will be maintained.
E. Princess Anne Road—Through late April, there will be alternating lane closures in each direction on E. Princess Anne Road near Ingleside Road for utility work.
E. Princess Anne Road—From Monday, April 4 through Saturday, April 9,
E. Princess Anne Road will be closed to through traffic from Virginia Beach Boulevard to Ingleside Road for replacement of the railroad crossing by Norfolk Southern. More information is available at www.norfolk.gov/publicworks/nsrrx.asp
Sentara/CHKD Medical Complex Roadway work:
Children’s Lane—Through early April, Children’s Lane at Gresham Drive will be closed for utility work. DETOUR: Gresham Drive heading east to Colley Avenue (right turn) heading south, to W Olney Rd (right turn) heading west to Children’s Lane.
Gresham Drive—Through mid-April, Gresham Drive will become a one-way street northbound (heading from Brambleton Avenue) through the Sentara Medical Complex. Motorists heading southbound to Brambleton Avenue should continue to Colley Avenue and turn right.
Sewells Point Road—Through late October, Sewells Point Road will be closed to traffic traveling on Princess Anne Road to allow for construction on a VDOT-funded roadway project. Access to Sewells Point Road, south of Princess Anne Road will be impacted by the closure. From Sewells Point Road, motorists can turn right or left onto Princess Anne Road. However, traffic traveling west on Princess Anne Road will need to turn left onto Azalea Garden Road and left on Village Avenue, to access Sewells Point Road. Traffic traveling east on Princess Anne Road will need to turn right onto Azalea Garden Road and left on Village Avenue to access Sewells Point Road. Accessing Sewells Point Road north of Princess Anne Road will not be an issue for motorists.
Southampton Avenue—Starting Monday, April 4 and continuing through March 2012, Southampton Avenue will become a one-way street westbound between Colley Avenue and Riverview Avenue during a utility and streetscape upgrade project. Detailed signs will be posted.
E. Virginia Beach Boulevard—Through Monday, April 4, the outside westbound left-turn lane and the eastbound left-turn lane into Military Circle Ring Road will be closed. Traffic will be detoured to Glenrock Road. The southbound right-turn lane exiting Janaf Shopping Center will also be closed.
Virginia Beach Boulevard—Through early May, watch for alternating lane closures north and southbound at the Virginia Beach Boulevard/Military Highway intersection.
Virginia Beach Boulevard—Through late June, watch for alternating lane closures at the Virginia Beach Boulevard/Boush Street intersection for roadway improvements. More information is available at http://www.norfolk.gov/publicworks/cip_projects/BoushSt/default.asp
Westminster Avenue—Through early April, traffic will be under flagger control on Westminster Avenue between Ballentine Boulevard and Chick Street for utility work.
Be alert to light rail vehicle testing from Ballentine Boulevard to Newtown Road. In addition, testing from the Norfolk State University Station to the Eastern Virginia Medical Center/Fort Norfok Station will also increase in frequency. Expect train movement at any time, on any track, from either direction. Weekday light rail testing will primarily be scheduled in the evenings between 6 p.m. and midnight. Weekend light rail testing will primarily be scheduled during the day between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Flaggers and police escorts will direct traffic as needed. This schedule may vary as HRT continues to prepare for the opening of light rail.
Bangor Avenue—Through late August, there will be a full street section closure on Bangor Avenue between S. Newtown Road and Kempsville Road for relocation of utilities and replacement of sidewalk, curb, gutter and streets in advance of construction of the Newtown Road Park-and-Ride area. Two-way traffic will be maintained on Kempsville Road and under flagger control as needed.
S. Newtown Road—Through late August, watch for alternating lane closures during off-peak hours on S. Newtown Road between Kempsville Road and Curlew Drive. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times and under flagger control as needed.
The City of Norfolk reminds motorists that the downtown area is open for business throughout all construction projects. Parking is available in over 9,000 spaces in downtown facilities after 6 p.m. on weekdays and on weekends, and is easily accessible via primary streets outside the construction zones. To help motorists plan their route into and out of Norfolk, the City provides an up-to-date listing of lane and street closures at: www.norfolk.gov.
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