Lakeside Drive (Route 620) Improvements
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
Hampton Roads Public Info
About the Project
Lakeside Drive is a two-lane road with average pavement width of 22 feet. The section within the project limits is approximately 1.2 miles and connects Route 17, George Washington Memorial Highway to Dare Road. The average daily traffic for Lakeside Drive (Route 620) is nearly 13,000 vehicles per day, with a projected increase in average daily traffic to almost 16,000 vehicles by 2033. This proposed project is designed to improve traffic flow through the Lakeside Drive corridor by adding left and right turn lanes at intersections. Improvements also call for paved shoulder, curb and gutter and storm drains.
Construction began in July 2013.
Installation of storm drain, sewer and water lines is ongoing.
Crews are conducting paving operations on a 23-foot section of Lakeside Drive between Yorkville Road and School Lane as part of the Lakeside Drive Improvements Project. Crews may be working from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. each weekday and on weekends between the hours of 9 a.m. and 8 p.m., weather conditions permitting. Weekday traffic will be under flagger control and weekend traffic will be routed to the existing signed detours.
Motorists are advised to use extreme caution when driving in the work zone, as the work will result in an uneven non-paved surface. Access will be maintained for the side streets and entrances in this area; however, motorists should anticipate delays while the work is underway.
The paving operations will be conducted using a full-depth reclamation procedure (FDR). The procedure consists of milling the existing asphalt road, blending the milling with a bonding material, then placing the blend back onto the road bed, all in one process. The asphalt blend will provide a favorable base for placing a new course of asphalt. FDR is less costly than new construction, and preserves natural resources for use at another location. Paving operations for this section are expected to be completed by late August.