An update about that bridge project thing:
The Bridge Over Lynnhaven Waters
Step 1. The sidewalk on the north side of the westbound span will be removed; traffic configuration will be maintained with two lanes in each direction.
Step 2. The new westbound bridge will be built north of the existing bridge; east and westbound traffic lanes will be striped; barriers and pedestrian railings will be placed; traffic will be switched to the new bridge. Estimated construction time is fifteen months.
Step 3. After traffic is moved to the new bridge, demolition of the old bridges will begin and is expected to take three months.
Step 4. The second new bridge will be built; traffic lanes will be striped; barriers and pedestrian railings will be placed; eastbound traffic will be switched to the permanent configuration. Estimated construction time is fifteen months followed by three months of clean up.
Please note that all times are estimated and actual times will be publicized once the contractor’s schedule is received. Total construction time is estimated to be 36 months.
April, 2014. The contract for construction has been awarded to McLean Contracting Company, Baltimore, MD.
Lesner Bridge Construction to begin in June. A pre-construction meeting is set for May 14 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Notice-to-Proceed is set for June 2, and McLean Construction is currently submitting shop drawings for review and approval.
And Now It Begins
Phase One of the bridge construction has begun and is scheduled for completion by August 1 of this year. The first signs of this phase will be establishing of the construction staging area. This will include the erection of temporary signs, installation of sediment and erosion control measures, erection of security fencing around the construction staging area and designating construction area roadways.
As the month progresses, actions on Shore Drive will become noticeable. Chain link fences will be erected, some guard rails will be removed and others will be installed, demolition will start to take place, traffic signals will be modified, utility/light poles will be relocated, test borings will be made and sheet pilings will be driven.
If you have any questions regarding this project, please direct them to me and I will do my best to get answers and publish them as part of a question and answer section here.
Bayfront Advisory Committee to Meet June 19, 2014
The Bayfront Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, June 19, 2014, at the Resort and Conference Center, 2800 Shore Drive, from 3:30pm- 5:30pm
The agenda for the meeting will include the following:
Update on public and private projects in the Bayfront area
Update on committee activities in the Bayfront area