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Holland Road Connection

Virginia Beach

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
November 2014

Est Completion Date
October 2017

Cost
$31 Million

Contractor
Allan Myers

Locality
Virginia Beach

Contact
Nina Napolitano
757-925-2557

Project Overview

This project is located in the City of Virginia Beach from north of Dam Neck Road to south of Nimmo Parkway, a distance of approximately 2.5 miles. The general area consists of primarily residential housing.  The purpose of this project is to provide more capacity for traffic, increase safety along Holland Road and reduce travel delays by adding an additional lane in each direction.

Holland Road has an Urban Minor Arterial Classification in the City of Virginia Beach and is currently in fair condition. Holland Road varies between a two-lane and three-lane roadway. After construction, Holland Road will be a continuous four-lane divided roadway from Dam Neck Road to Nimmo Parkway.

Construction for this project began in November 2014 and is set for completion in October 2017. This project will provide an additional north-south continuous roadway in this area of the City of Virginia Beach. It will also feature stamped concrete crosswalks and bike paths. The traveling public and area residents should expect to experience some changes in the traffic pattern as well as typical delays during construction.

(Drone Photos Courtesy: AECOM)

Project Update

Significant accomplishments from Spring 2017:

  • The permanent, new northbound lanes have been paved to accommodate traffic in both directions.
  • Traffic has been shifted over to the new northbound lanes in both directions between Nimmo Parkway and Dam Neck Road so construction may begin on the southbound span.
  • Temporary asphalt crossovers have been constructed at Monet Drive, Cereta Way, Winterberry Lane, Damascus Trail, Pleasant Acres Drive and Christopher Farms Drive.
  • Sanitary sewer, force main and water line work is complete.
  • The northbound storm drain line is complete.

Work scheduled for Summer 2017:

  • Southbound storm drain work.
  • Reopening the subdivision entrance at Sugar Maple Drive.
  • Continued grading of the southbound lanes/left-turn lanes/bike paths.
  • Curb tie-ins to be completed.
  • Continued installation of sound walls.
  • Continued installation of traffic/pedestrian signals.

Traffic Alerts

As construction moves along the corridor from Dam Neck Road to Nimmo Parkway, traffic shifts and flagging operations will occur as sections of temporary and new pavement are completed. Lane closures, when necessary, will only occur during off-peak hours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Crews will work Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., weather conditions permitting. 

A traffic shift has occurred to the new northbound lanes of Holland Road so construction may begin on the southbound span. View the release here.

The speed limit has been reduced to 35mph in this work zone for the duration of the project. View the release here.

Barberry Lane permanently closed February 18, 2016 as part of the project. View the release here

Left-Turn Lane Access For Neighborhoods

Once the Holland Road Connector is complete there will be no median breaks unless there is a left turn lane. Residents and motorists will have to proceed to the nearest left turn lane and make a U-turn to access their neighborhood, or navigate using Dam Neck Road or Nimmo Parkway so they enter Holland Road from the correct direction to make a right turn into the neighborhood. Likewise motorists will only be able to turn right onto Holland Road from any street that does not have a left turn lane/median break. This situation is unavoidable due to engineering and safety guidelines that have to be adhered to for the Holland Road design. 

Street Name

Left Turn from Holland Road Yes/No

Laurel Oak/Monet

Yes

Saville Garden/Cereta

Yes

Chestnut Oak Way

No

Sugar Maple Drive

Yes

Winterberry Lane

Yes

Chestwood Dr/Damascus Trail

Yes

Pleasant Acres Dr

Yes

Maple Shade Dr

No

Buyrn Circle/Christopher Farms

Yes

Foresight Church

Yes

Princess Anne Veterinary

No

Creekstone Court

Yes

Prodan Lane

No

New Traffic Signals

New traffic signals and signaled pedestrian crossings will be installed at Sugar Maple Drive, Winterberry Lane and Pleasant Acres Drive.

The intersection at Dam Neck/Holland Road will be improved with new traffic signals and signaled pedestrian crossings. 

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