Road Closures and Possible Traffic Delays

Road Closures and Possible Traffic Delays

The following roads in the City of Suffolk will have closures that could cause delays, Thursday, January 17, 2019, due to construction and maintenance projects.

New Projects:

(Bridge Road) – A contractor will have inside lane closures northbound and southbound on Bridge Road between Bernhowe Manor Lane and Knotts Neck Road overnight from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

(Hampton Roads Parkway and College Drive) – A contractor will be performing traffic signal maintenance on Hampton Roads Parkway at Harbour View Boulevard and on College Drive at Bridge Road.  This work will take place overnight from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and will require lane and/or shoulder closures and the traffic signals to be turned off. Traffic control during this time will be provided by the Suffolk Police Department.

(Various Locations) – Suffolk Department of Public Works will have mobile operations throughout the Whaleyville area for pothole patching from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(North Lloyd Street) – Suffolk Department of Public Works will have the 200 block of North Lloyd Street closed with a detour from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

(South Division Street) – Suffolk Department of Public Works will have the 200 block of South Division Street closed with a detour from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

(Godwin Boulevard) – A contractor will have alternating lane closures on Godwin Boulevard between Sack Point Road and Pembroke Lane for asphalt repair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(Knotts Neck Road) – A contractor will have a flagging operation on Knotts Neck Road between Ferry Road and Cooke Avenue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(College Drive) – A contractor will be performing traffic signal maintenance on College Drive at Burbage Drive.  This work will take place overnight from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and will require lane and/or shoulder closures and the traffic signals to be turned off. Traffic control during this time will be provided by the Suffolk Police Department.

(Truman Road) – A contractor will have a shoulder closure in the 1200 block of Truman Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(College Drive) – Suffolk Department of Public Works Traffic Engineering’s paint crew will have mobile lane closures on College Drive between the Interstate 664 interchange and Burbage Drive from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

(Whaleyville Boulevard) – A contractor will have a mobile operation northbound and southbound on Whaleyville Boulevard between Carolina Road and the NC State line for debris pick up from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 


Upcoming Projects: 

(Shoulders Hill Road) – A contractor will have a flagging operation in the 5600 block of Shoulders Hill Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, January 23.

(Kings Fork Road) – Beginning Wednesday, January 23, A contractor will have a flagging operation in the 400 block of Kings Fork Road for curb and gutter installation from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

(Pruden Boulevard) – In order to facilitate improved drainage during extreme weather events to alleviate roadway flooding, Suffolk Department of Public Works will install large box culvert drainage structures under the existing roadway in the 2500 block of Pruden Boulevard/Route 460 extending between Lake Meade and Sadler Pond.  This work will require a full road closure at that location followed by a partial road closure. Variable message boards have been placed along the route to alert the motoring public of the upcoming roadwork.

The anticipated construction start date is February 11, 2019.  At that time, the road will be closed to all traffic for a period of 90 days. A detour route will be established via the Route 460 bypass. On or near May 11, 2019, the roadway will be opened allowing for use of one lane in each direction for a period of 6 weeks. Every effort is being made to minimize the impacts to traffic however, some delay time and use of the detour route should be expected. Additional information about the project may be found on the City of Suffolk website at:  https://www.suffolkva.us/680/Pruden-Boulevard-Drainage-Improvements


Ongoing Projects: 

(Carolina Road) – A contractor will have a flagging operation on Carolina Road at Whaleyville Boulevard from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The detour has been lifted at this time.

(Magnolia Drive) – Beginning, Monday, November 26, a contractor will have a flagging operation on Magnolia Drive between Vernon Drive and Camellia Drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The drainage pipe repair is expected to be complete in February 2019, weather permitting.

(Kings Fork Road) – A contractor will have a northbound shoulder closure in the 400 block of Kings Fork Road.

(Girl Scout Road) -- Girl Scout Road will be closed to thru traffic between Matoaka Road and Milners Road for bridge repairs. Traffic will be detoured via Matoaka Road, Kings Fork Road, Route 460, Lake Prince Drive to Milners Road. The detour will be in place until Monday, January 21st at 5 p.m. Accommodations will be made for residents and boat ramp visitors. Variable Message Boards will be placed to notify motorists of the upcoming closure.

(Badger Road) – Beginning Tuesday, January 15th, Badger Road will be closed to thru traffic until approximately April 2019. The current bridge will be removed and replaced with a concrete structure. Variable message boards will be placed to notify motorists of the upcoming closure.

(Simons Drive) – A contractor will have Simons Drive closed to thru traffic between Indian Trail and Old Myrtle Road from August 9, 2018 to April 2019 for a bridge replacement. The current bridge will be removed and replaced with a concrete structure.

(Southwestern Boulevard) – Southwestern Boulevard will be closed between OKelly Drive and Trumpet Drive with a detour in place from November 2, 2018 to April 2019 for a bridge replacement. The current bridge will be removed and replaced with a concrete structure.

(Portsmouth Boulevard) – A contractor will have the eastbound and westbound shoulders closed in the 1200 block of Portsmouth Boulevard.

(Old Somerton Road, Carolina Road, Whaleyville Boulevard, Rosewood Drive) – A contractor will be installing new water lines on Old Somerton Road, Carolina Road, Whaleyville Boulevard, and Rosewood Drive. The speed limit within the area has been lowered to 35 mph. Beginning Thursday, August 16, the contractor will have a southbound flagging operation and occasional northbound lane closures in the 1500 block of Whaleyville Boulevard continuing southbound to the 1800 block daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The project is expected to continue through February 2019.