Brooke Grow 757-925-1515
May 30, 2012
INTERSTATE 264 IN VIRGINIA BEACH GETTING MUCH NEEDED ROAD ENHANCEMENTS
Two concrete projects are currently out for advertisement
VIRGINIA BEACH – Citizens will be eager to learn that funds have now been allocated by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to repair Interstate 264 in Virginia Beach. The various projects will include pavement repair, barrier replacements, curb upgrades, and drainage improvements.
On May 22, two of six contracts were advertised for upcoming projects on I-264, along the Virginia Beach corridor. The first project will make $5 million in pavement repairs on the eastbound lanes on I-264 from the Witchduck Road to Lynnhaven Parkway exits. The second project will make an additional $5 million in pavement repairs to both the east and west bound lanes of I-264 from the Lynnhaven Parkway to Parks Avenue exits. Upon award, contractor crews could begin repair work as early as August 2012.
A third contract for I-264 in Virginia Beach will improve pavement areas from the Lynnhaven Parkway to London Bridge Road exits on the eastbound lanes, in addition to the westbound lanes from London Bridge Road to Witchduck Road exits. This project will also include upgrades to guardrail, gutters and other drainage issues from Witchduck Road to Parks Avenue. The approximate value of this project is $16 million. This project is scheduled for advertisement in September 2012. Work could begin as early as spring 2013.
Additionally, beginning this week, repairs will begin to barrier walls at three locations along Interstate 264 between Witchduck Road and Mount Trashmore. The project was awarded to E.V.Williams in the amount of $1.1 million in April 2012. Motorists should expect single lane and shoulder closures.
In spring 2011, crews began replacing 19,000 square yards of concrete pavement on I-264 between Broad Creek Bridge and Claiborne Avenue in Norfolk. The 2.5 mile segment is scheduled for completion in November 2012.
Motorists are encouraged to visit www.va511.org , call 511 or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680 AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016 for current traffic and travel information.
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