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Mount Pleasant Road Improvement


Project at a Glance

Begin Date
Right of Way Acquisition Spring 2011

Est Completion Date
All three phases - summer 2015


Chesapeake and Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads

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About the Project:

  • The Virginia Department of Transportation is proposing improvements to Mount Pleasant Road (Route 165) to include the widening of Mount Pleasant Road from the Chesapeake Expressway (Route 168 Bypass) to Etheridge Road (approximately 0.8 miles). 
  • The Mount Pleasant Road project area is located in the eastern portion of the city of Chesapeake. The project includes widening the road from two lanes to four lanes, adding a landscaped median, on-street bike accommodations, pedestrian walkways and renovations to the existing bridge.
  • The existing road is an undivided urban minor arterial, with two 12-foot lanes, and 0.5-foot shoulders without bicycle or pedestrian facilities. The road also has open ditches for drainage, except for a small section at the beginning of the project which has curb and gutter. 
  • The intersection of Etheridge Road and Mount Pleasant Road is currently the only signalized intersection within the project limits. The other intersections within the project area are unsignalized T-intersections with full turning movements and have limited or no turn lanes.
  • There is also an existing two-lane bridge within the project limits. The existing bridge is approximately 160 feet long and 38 feet wide, from curb to curb. 
  • The corridor is mainly residential with approximately 49 residential properties, a church and one daycare center.
  • The 2008 average daily traffic (ADT) volume along the project corridor of Mount Pleasant Road was approximately 23,445 vehicles per day. The traffic projection for 2030 along the corridor is expected to grow to 33,325 vehicles per day.


Anticipated Project Schedule

  • Citizen Information Meeting and Comment Period – Fall 2009
  • Preliminary Plans – Fall 2009

  • Public Hearing – Spring 2010
  • Design Approval – Summer 2010
  • Begin Land (Right-of-Way) Acquisition – Spring 2011
  • Advertise for Construction – Spring 2014


Estimated Project Costs

Total Cost:
$15.6 million

Engineering of Roadway Plans:
$1.5 million

Right of Way Acquisition, Relocation Assistance and Utility Relocation:
$4.8 million

$9.3 million


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