Middle Ground Boulevard Project
Project at a Glance
About the Project:
This design-build project calls for a new four-lane roadway that connects Jefferson Avenue to Warwick Boulevard by way of Middle Ground Boulevard.
The new roadway will cross over the CSX Railroad, offering an additional east-west route to help relieve congestion at the existing intersections and parallel routes of J. Clyde Morris Boulevard and Oyster Point Road.
Improvements also include:
• Installation of traffic signals
• A sidewalk along the south side of the roadway
• A shared-use path along the north side of the roadway
• Enhanced landscaping and street lights
The city of Newport News passed a resolution requesting VDOT establish this extension project. The project is included in the VDOT Six-Year Improvement Plan and the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization 2030 Long-Range Transportation Plan, as well as the city of Newport News Comprehensive Plan.
Work has steadily progressed on this project since it began in August 2012. The installation of storm water drainage and retention ponds is complete. Construction of the new roadway is underway with the placement of asphalt and curbing between Jefferson Avenue and Nat Turner Boulevard. Other work includes placement of dirt fill between Spring Road and the CSX railroad tracks, and preparing the abutments for the new bridge over the CSX railroad tracks. The force main is nearing completion between Jefferson Avenue and the CSX tracks. Crews have also completed placement of a four-foot wide sidewalk between Jefferson Avenue and Nat Turner Boulevard.
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