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Brooke Grow 757-925-1515
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HRO-50569

Jan. 20, 2011



SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED FOR SEWELLS ROAD AND PRINCESS ANNE ROAD INTERSECTION
Work to begin in February

NORFOLK –Positive changes for a local transportation trouble spot are in reach with the start of the Sewells Point Intersection Improvement Project, Norfolk. Earlier this month the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) awarded the $550,000 contract to Excel Paving Corporation, a locally-owned business in Norfolk.

The Sewells Point project is designed to improve intersection conflicts at Sewells Point Road (Route 194) and Princess Anne Road (Route 166). Construction will begin in early February 2011, with a fixed completion date of Oct. 24, 2011.

Project enhancements include:

  • Installing an updated traffic signal with pedestrian push button controls
  • Striping crosswalks
  • Repaving the south side of the intersection
  • Storm drainage upgrades

Intersection safety improvements will also be made to help facilitate large truck access to Norfolk Industrial Park. During the project, VDOT, the contractor, Norfolk’s Police Department and the Department of Public Works will work together to coordinate detours and lane closures prior to the beginning of construction. Closures will be arranged to ensure a minimal amount of inconvenience to the motoring public.

During construction, traffic along the south side of the intersection will be detoured onto Azalea Garden Road (Route 192). Both eastbound and westbound lanes on Princess Anne Road will remain open to motorists throughout construction with potential single lane closures as needed.

Motorists are encouraged to visit www.va511.org , call 511 or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 610 AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016 for current traffic and travel information.

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