Brooke Grow 757-925-1515
Sept. 3, 2013
NORVIEW AVENUE RAMP IMPROVEMENT PROJECT COMPLETED LAST WEEK
NORFOLK –Positive changes for a local transportation trouble spot, near the Norfolk International Airport, are finally in place as the Norview Ramp Improvement Project comes to a close. Last week, crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) substantially completed the interchange improvements.
Prior to this project, motorists exiting I-64 east onto Norview Avenue experienced an unsafe weave movement when merging onto Norview Avenue from the interstate. Additionally, motorists entering I-64 east towards Virginia Beach from Norview Avenue east had to make a left turn at a traffic signal in order to access the interstate.
This project eliminates the prior weave movement and removes the left turn movement motorists made from Norview Avenue at the stoplight. With the addition of two new ramps, motorists who access Norview Avenue from the I-64 east ramp stop prior to the merge at a permanent traffic signal. Motorists accessing I-64 east from Norview Avenue east use a right turn lane on Norview Avenue that directly enters the new ramp. New mile marker signs that note the distance to the exit have also been installed along the interstate.
E.V. Williams was awarded the contract in the amount of $3.9 million and completed the project on time and within budget.
Motorists are encouraged to visit www.va511.org , call 511 or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016 for current traffic and travel information.
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