Virginia Beach Boulevard (Route 58) Widening

Location

Virginia Beach Blvd. from Jett Street to Briar Hill Road in Norfolk

What's being done?
The existing Virginia Beach Boulevard is a four lane divided highway from Jett Street to Briar Hill Road near the Military Highway (Route 13) interchange. This project will widen the existing highway from four lanes to a six-lane facility with turn lanes , raised median, modified signals, and lighting.

Why this is necessary
In the VDOT Six-Year Improvement Program, this widening of Virginia Beach Boulevard is in agreement with the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission's 2021 Regional Transportation Plan.

The Year 2000 traffic volumes on Virginia Beach Boulevard vary between 28,000 to 31,000 vehicles on a typical weekday between Jett Street and Briar Hill Road. By the year 2025, it is anticipated that the number of vehicles per day will increase to approximately 46,000 to 52,000 vehicles per day. The proposed widening will greatly improve traffic operations along this segment of Virginia Beach Boulevard.

Resources

Project Plans 

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Project Status

By resolution in January 1997, the Norfolk City Council requested that VDOT widen Virginia Beach Boulevard along the project area. The current design efforts were initiated in early 1998, with a Citizens' Information Meeting (CIM) held April 5, 2000. This meeting was conducted to provide interested citizens an opportunity to informally review and discuss the preliminary plans for the proposed widening of Virginia Beach Boulevard from Jett Street to Briar Hill Road. Approximately 31 individuals attended this meeting with 13 submitting written comments. From the public input received and based on further analyses, VDOT proceeded forward with the design. Since then, VDOT has further refined the design and completed the environmental documentation for the project with the preliminary plans shown at the project's Design Public Hearing held on December 3, 2003 [link to the Public Hearing Brochure by clicking here]. These plans depict the majority of probable property impacts due to expansion of the roadway's width within the corridor. 36 individuals attended the public hearing with 11 submitting formal comments.

 

Project Schedule

Consideration by Norfolk City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May, 2004
Design Approval by VDOT Chief Engineer. . . . . . . . . . . . .Sept., 2004
Land Acquisition. . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Completed
End Utilities Relocation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aug. 2007
Advertise for Construction. . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  . . .Aug. 2007
Begin Construction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov. 2007
End Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Spring 2010

If you have additional questions, please contact:

Dennis Heuer, P.E.
District Administrator
VDOT - Hampton Roads District
1700 North Main Street
Suffolk, VA 23434-4322

Contact: HamptonRoadsInfo@VirginiaDOT.org

Environmental Information
The proposed project will not have a significant impact on the environment. The Federal Highway Administration approved the Categorical Exclusion document in February 2001. Click here to view document, which is in pdf Adobe Reader format.

The noise study prepared by VDOT in February 2001 states that no noise abatement measures are feasible.

Page last modified: Oct. 14, 2012