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Middle Ground Boulevard Project

Newport News

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Summer 2012

Est Completion Date
Spring 2015

$40 million

American Infrastructure

Newport News

Hampton Roads

VDOT Communications, Hampton Roads District

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. 


Project Update

The force main between Fishing Point Drive and Jefferson Avenue and the force main crossing Warwick Boulevard has been completed. The final line tie-in work is all that remains to be done on the pipe installation. 

Permanent signalization at the intersection of Middle Ground Boulevard and Warwick Boulevard has been installed and activated. The right entrance and right exit lanes at the Maxwell Lane and Warwick Boulevard intersection have also been completed.  

Final work on the project includes paving and landscaping. 

Citizens are encouraged to call 757-207-0510 to speak with a project representative for questions or concerns. To receive regular project email updates, please write to and include "add me to your contact list" in the subject line. 

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Traffic Alerts

The detour at Maxwell Lane and Warwick Boulevard was removed on Friday, February 6. 

Traffic will continue to be impacted through the construction zone in the coming weeks as follows: 

  • Ongoing lane closures and traffic shifts on Warwick Boulevard to allow for paving operations and sidewalk work. 
  • Daytime lane closures along Jefferson Avenue to complete final cleanup work and allow for the HRSD line tie-ins.
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