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Holland Road Connection

Virginia Beach

Project at a Glance

Begin Date
November 2014

Est Completion Date
October 2017

$31 Million

Allan Myers

Virginia Beach

Nina Napolitano

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 and increase safety along Holland Road and to 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 will be completed by October 2017.  This project will provide an additional north-south continuous roadway in this area of the City of Virginia Beach and adding capacity to the local roadway network, as well as increase safety throughout the corridor.  The traveling public and area residents should expect to experience typical construction travel impacts during construction. 

Project Update

Utility relocation began in November of 2014. There are two phases of utility relocations on Holland Road. Phase I between Dam Neck Road and Chestwood Drive/Damascus Trail is complete. Phase II is ongoing from Chestwood/Damascus toward Nimmo Parkway. Phase II is substantially complete. Utility relocation work on the southern end was completed by mid-July of 2015.

The road construction contractor, American Infrastructure, is currently clearing, constructing temporary ditches and laying pipe for storm water drains and municipal water/sewer lines along Holland Road. Construction began in April 2015. Work will begin at Dam Neck Road and progress toward Chestwood/Damascus while Phase II of the utility relocations is being completed. The first stage of construction will involve clearing, trenching and laying pipe for storm water drains and municipal water/sewer lines along Holland Road.

Crews will first make improvements to the Holland Road/Dam Neck Road Intersection. Then, crews will start constructing the newest two lanes along Holland Road. That will happen in two stages, with one section being built at a time. Finally, crews will start work improving the existing lanes. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by October 2017.

There will be no detours, and traffic will be able to move throughout the construction time period. All entrances to subdivisions will remain open, and drivers will be able to access all properties along Holland Road. There will be times where drivers experience single lane closures for work during the day, but appropriate traffic control measures will be taken to keep cars moving through the corridor. There will also be times where left hand turn lanes into subdivisions will be closed for work, but drivers will still be able to access the neighborhood.

Traffic Alerts

Motorists should expect a traffic shift along Holland Road in both the northbound and southbound directions between Dam Neck Road, Laurel Oak Lane and Monet Drive beginning Thursday, December 17 at 9:00 a.m., and continuing until late 2016. Both lanes will shift onto the new temporary pavement.

As construction moves along the corridor from Dam Neck Road to Nimmo Parkway, traffic shifts 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. 

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

Sugar Maple Drive temporarily closed on July 6, 2016 in preparation for the new roadway and reopened August 4, 2016.

Chestwood Drive temporarily closed on September 12, 2016 in preparation for the new roadway and reopened October 6, 2016. View the release here

Saville Garden Way temporarily closed on December 20 and December 21, 2016 in preparation for the new roadway. View the release here

Permanent paving work to begin March 20. Flaggers will be in place as some neighborhood entrances will be impacted. View 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


Saville Garden/Cereta


Chestnut Oak Way


Sugar Maple Drive


Winterberry Lane


Chestwood Dr/Damascus Trail


Pleasant Acres Dr


Maple Shade Dr


Buyrn Circle/Christopher Farms


Foresight Church


Princess Anne Veterinary


Creekstone Court


Prodan Lane


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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