Military Highway Continuous Flow Intersection
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
Late July 2018
Corman Construction-E.V. Williams JV in association with Parsons Transportation Group
VDOT Public Affairs
Construction of the new Military Highway Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) will combine the addition of new lanes, new signals and new traffic management technology to increase capacity and reduce congestion along this important corridor in Norfolk.
The project will increase through-traffic capacity at Military Highway and Northampton Boulevard in Norfolk with a high-capacity intersection design.
Left-turning vehicles will be moved away from the main intersection into dedicated turn lanes, eliminating conflicts with opposing traffic.
The project also includes:
• The widening of Military Highway from a four-lane roadway to an eight-lane divided roadway from Lowery Road to Broad Creek.
• The widening of Military Highway from a four-lane roadway to a six-lane divided roadway from Broad Creek to Robin Hood Road.
• Widening Northampton Boulevard and Princess Anne Road from four-lane divided roadways to six-lane divided roadways.
What is a Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI)?
A CFI is an at-grade, high-capacity intersection design that moves left turning vehicles away from the main intersection.
Vehicles turning left will cross over through traffic and funnel into dedicated turn lanes at a signalized location several hundred feet upstream of the main intersection.
These left turning vehicles can then proceed through the main intersection at the same time as opposing through vehicles without conflict at the main intersection.
Eliminating the dedicated left turn phase improves the efficiency of the main intersection.
Intersection safety is increased by minimizing stop-and-go conditions and reducing the number of conflict points at the main intersection.
Federal studies show crash rates are reduced by almost 25 percent at intersections where a CFI has been installed.
How will the CFI work at this intersection?
Upcoming Traffic Shifts
Crews are preparing to shift traffic onto new pavement in several areas in the coming weeks. Motorists are advised to pay close attention to these new traffic patterns and all project signage when traveling through the corridor.
The off-ramp from I-64 east to Military Highway (Exit 281B) will be closed July 14-22 from 8 p.m to 5 a.m.
The N. Military Highway on-ramp to I-64 west will be closed July 8 – July 13 from 8 p.m – 5 a.m. Detour signs will direct motorists to the Robin Hood Road on-ramp.
Beginning Monday, May 14: Turn access with be limited at Elizabeth Avenue and Military Highway. Southbound traffic on Military Highway turning left on Elizabeth Avenue will be detoured to Northampton Blvd and USAA Drive.
Beginning Wednesday, January 30: The entrance to Military Highway from Cornick Road will close to through traffic. Residents should follow posted detour signs to access Cornick Road from Kempsville Road.
Alternating single-lane closures will be from July 1 – 31 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. - 5 a.m. the following morning. One lane will remain open at all times on:
- Military Highway between Valley Drive and Lynn Street.
- Princess Anne Road between Sigmon Street and Military Highway.
- Northampton Boulevard between Military Highway and past USAA Drive.
- Robin Hood Road between Military Highway and Miller Store Road.
The Virginia Department of Transportation, the city of Norfolk and the Corman-E.V. Williams joint venture are committed to work zone safety.
Paying close attention and avoiding distractions are key to avoiding a work zone accident.
These tips will help you safety navigate this project area:
• Follow signs: Keep an eye out for workers and signs directing you.
• Don’t tailgate: Unexpected stops may occur.
• Minimize distractions: Avoid using cell phones or adjusting radio stations.
• Don’t speed: Enhanced fines may be levied for speeding.
• Know before you go: Stay updated on project activities by calling 511 for up-to-the-minute traffic and weather information, or by visiting www.511Virginia.org.
To receive project updates, email Shelby Frank.
Noise Analysis Report
Final Noise Abatement Design Report (June 2016)
Sep 10, 2014, Design Public Hearing
Jan 8, 2014, Citizen Information Meeting
Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI)
Military Highway Traffic with Continuous Flow Intersection