Tiffany Whitfield 757-925-1516

May 27, 2015

Construction scheduled to start next week

A project to provide more capacity and increase safety along Turnpike Road is scheduled to start construction on Monday June 1, 2015. Contract crews for the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will be adding one additional lane in each direction to the existing two-lane road, with a 12-foot center median turn lane.

Signed detours will be in place during construction, which will allow the travelling public to reach their designated locations on Turnpike Road.  During Phase I, portions of County Street, Turnpike Road and Constitution Avenue will be closed and detoured onto High Street. They are:

Closed: County Street between Jamestown Avenue and Harbor Drive

Closed: Turnpike Road between Meander Road and Constitution Avenue

Closed: Constitution Avenue between Meander Road and King Street

***All Traffic will be detoured onto High Street***

E.V. Williams, Inc. was awarded the $23.4 million contract for the new four-lane divided roadway in March 2015. The project will continue over the next 30 months, with completion scheduled for May 2018.

Access to business entrances will remain open, and motorists can access properties along Turnpike Road. To learn more, please visit

Motorists are encouraged to visit, call 511, listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680 AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016 for current traffic and travel information.  


Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

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