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Terminal Boulevard Resurfacing Project

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Project at a Glance

Begin Date
June 3, 2016

Phase
Completed Nov. 18, 2016

Cost
$5 million

Lengths and Limits
Two miles

Contractor
Virginia Paving

Locality
Norfolk

District
Hampton Roads

Contact
Hampton Roads Communications
757-956-3024

Overview

Pavement was resurfaced along Terminal Boulevard in the city of Norfolk, between Interstate 564 and Hampton Boulevard.

Work also included resurfacing the I-564 off-ramp onto Terminal Boulevard West.

The Norfolk-maintained portion is 1.32 miles and the portion maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is 0.67 miles.

Both areas were resurfaced under this project, which was be managed by VDOT.

Scope

The Terminal Boulevard Resurfacing Project included:

  • Rubblization of existing concrete pavement, with an overlay of 6 inches  of asphalt pavement
  • Adjustments to affected drop inlets, bringing them up to the grade of the new roadway
  • Constructing new curbs and gutters
  • Removal and replacement of existing guardrails
  • Tying into the existing grade at Ruthven Road and Diven Street intersections to avoid impacts to railroad
  • Removal and replacement of damaged stormwater pipes

What is Rubblization?

Rubblization is a construction method that prevents cracking in old pavement from affecting the overlay of new pavement.

  • A rubblization machine breaks up the old concrete pavement into aggregate.
  • The aggregate stays on the roadway, and serves as a base for the new roadway.
  • Asphalt is laid on top of the rubblized concrete.

Status

The project was completed Nov. 18, 2016, nearly two months ahead of the original contract completion date of Jan. 13, 2017.

The contract was awarded in May 2016 to Virginia Paving for approximately $5 million.

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