Hampton Boulevard Grade Separation
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
Hampton Roads Communications
The Hampton Boulevard (Route 337) Grade Separation project is step two in the four step process of completing the Navy Triangle Improvements.
During this construction project the existing at-grade conflict with the Norfolk Southern/Norfolk Portsmouth Beltline railroad and Hampton Boulevard (Route 337) will be removed. The current crossing creates significant delays for motorists and railway carriers on this heavily traveled thoroughfare.
The railroad crossing conflict will be eradicated by depressing Hampton Boulevard below the existing railroad tracks thus eliminating the need to interrupt vehicular traffic for railway movement in to and out of the port terminals.
The project limits begin at Maple Shade Avenue and terminate at “B” Avenue.The total length of the improved roadway will be .5 mile.
Stakeholders in the project are as follows:
- US Navy
- City of Norfolk
- Virginia Port Authority
Navy Triangle Improvements
- Fleet Recreational Park was a replacement recreational facility for the Norfolk Naval Base that allowed VDOT to use the previous site for the widening of Hampton Boulevard and the construction of the I-564 Intermodal Connector.
- Hampton Boulevard will create a grade separation thus eliminating the need to interrupt vehicular traffic for railway movement in to and out of the port terminals.
- The Intermodal Connector will realign I-564 to Hampton Boulevard with improved access into Naval Station Norfolk and Norfolk International Terminals.
- Patriot's Crossing will create a connection from I-564 to I-664 which will travel under the Elizabeth River.
Contractor crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) resumed rail work activities in October 2013, after changes to the project scope to incorporate enhanced railroad safety features on the east and west sides of Hampton Boulevard. The safety improvements include lowering the track, adding gabion walls, constructing stone walkways and installing an industrial safety fence for employees. The rail enhancement work is scheduled to be completed in spring 2014. The last phase of the underpass construction is anticipated to be complete by spring 2015.