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, Friday, May 17, 2019, due to construction and maintenance projects.

New Projects:

(North Lloyd Street) – Suffolk Department of Public Works will have the 100 and 200 blocks of North Lloyd Street closed with a detour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(South Division Street) – Suffolk Department of Public Works will have a flagging operation in the 200 and 300 blocks of South Division Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(Carolina Road) – A contractor will have a mobile operation on Carolina Road between the North Carolina state line and Whaleyville Boulevard for vegetation maintenance from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

(Whaleyville Boulevard) – A contractor will have a mobile operation on Whaleyville Boulevard between Carolina Road and the North Carolina state line for litter control and vegetation maintenance from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

(Godwin Boulevard) – A contractor will have a mobile operation on Godwin Boulevard between the Reids Ferry Bridge and Isle of Wight line then continuing to Kings Highway for litter control and vegetation maintenance from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

(Portsmouth Boulevard and Downtown Holland) – A contractor will have crews working in the medians on Portsmouth Boulevard and Downtown Holland for vegetation maintenance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(Indian Trail) – A contractor will have a lane closure in the 2300 block of Indian Trail from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(Moore Avenue) – A contractor will have a flagging operation on Moore Avenue between Bank Street and East Pinner Street for paving from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 16 through May 18. Suffolk Police will assist with traffic control.

(Bennetts Pasture Road) – A contractor will have a lane closure on Bennetts Pasture Road at Lee Farm lane from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Suffolk Police will be on the scene to assist with traffic at the signalized intersection.

(Lummis Road) – A contractor will have a flagging operation on Lummis Road between Porterfield Road and Quince Road from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m

Eclipse Drive) – A sewer tie-in project will begin on Wednesday, May 15 at 7 a.m. in the area of the 9000 block of Eclipse Drive.  It will include significant excavation of the existing sewer manhole and will require that a lane closure with flagger control be installed.  A full lane width will be maintained for traffic at all times.  First Responders and School Buses will be given priority over local traffic as necessary.  The work is anticipated to take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Friday, May 17, but may be extended later if conditions warrant.  The roadway will be restored to two way traffic each evening when work is completed for the day. This work is being performed by a private contractor as a part of the construction of the Chuckatuck Cove development, with traffic control being monitored by City Staff.  Minor delays are anticipated with this work effort.

(East Pinner Street) – Suffolk Department of Public Works will have a flagging operation in the 400 block of East Pinner Street due to a hazardous spill. The eastbound lane is shut down and traffic is expected to be alternated for several hours during the cleanup efforts. Suffolk Police and Suffolk Fire & Rescue are on the scene.

(Camp Pond Road) – Suffolk Department of Public Works will have a mobile operation on Camp Pond Road between Corinth Chapel Road and the North Carolina state line for pothole patching from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(North Main Street) – Suffolk Department of Public Utilities will have a right lane closure in the 1700 block of North Main Street for asphalt repair from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

(Murphys Mill Road) – Suffolk Department of Public Works will have a mobile operation on Murphys Mill Road for vegetation maintenance from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Upcoming Projects:

(Bridge Road) – A contractor will have a southbound right lane closure in the 3900 block of Bridge Road from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 18.

(Route 58) -- A contractor will have crews working on the slopes at the Route 58 on and off ramps at Godwin Boulevard and Pitchkettle Road for vegetation maintenance from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 18.

(North Main Street) – Working on behalf of the Department of Public Utilities, a contractor will be performing a sanitary sewer lateral replacement at 112 North Main Street (Main Street Center Building) Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19. The lateral replacement work is scheduled to begin on Friday night at 8 p.m. and extend through the weekend to Sunday evening at 5 p.m. Both northbound lanes on North Main Street will be closed to thru traffic between East Washington Street and Bank Street. Northbound traffic will be detoured around the work zone to East Washington St. to North Commerce Street and to Bank Street. Eastbound traffic on West Washington Street desiring to turn north on Main Street will be detoured around the work zone through North Saratoga Street and Market Street.  The left southbound turn lane on North Main Street will be closed; however, the two remaining southbound lanes will remain open for thru traffic between West Washington Street and Bank Street.  Detour signage will be in place.  The sidewalk in front of the Main Street Center Building will be closed to pedestrians.  Emergency vehicles, residents, and businesses will be accommodated as needed during this work. 

(Centerbooke Lane) – A contractor will have a shoulder closure in the 1000 block of Centerbrooke Lane from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 20 and May 21.

(Old East Pinner Street) – A contractor will have a flagging operation on Old East Pinner Street between Pinner Street and East Constance Road for a paving operation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 20.

(Whaleyville Boulevard) – A contractor will have a southbound flagging operation in the 1500 to 1700 blocks of Whaleyville Boulevard for shoulder restoration from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 20.

Ongoing Projects: 

(Carolina Road) – A contractor will have periodic flagging operations on Carolina Road at Whaleyville Boulevard from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(Colonial Avenue) – Beginning Monday, April 1, a contractor will have Colonial Avenue closed between Northbrook Avenue and Grove Avenue for road repairs. This work is expected to last for approximately 150 days.

(Route 460/Pruden Boulevard) -- At the request of the contractor, the original road closure date for the Route 460/Pruden Boulevard construction project (2500 block of Pruden Boulevard/Route 460 extending between Lake Meade and Sadler Pond) has been modified to add up to an additional twenty (20) days of full closure to the schedule so that the project is guaranteed to be completed and the affected roadway entirely reopened by May 31, 2019. This extension is required due to unforeseen utility issues that have arisen as well as the extremely wet weather we’ve experienced and to allow a safer operating environment for contractors working on the roadway.  This extension will also eliminate the need of the earlier referenced use of one lane in each direction for an additional period of 6 weeks following the previously announced partial reopening to have taken place on or near May 11, 2019. Current traffic patterns will remain in effect until the project completion date on or before May 31, 2019. Variable message boards have been placed along the route to alert the motoring public of the roadwork. Additional information about the project may be found on the City of Suffolk website at:  https://www.suffolkva.us/680/Pruden-Boulevard-Drainage-Improvements

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

(Badger Road) – Beginning Tuesday, January 15th, Badger Road will be closed to thru traffic until approximately May 20, 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.

(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 May 2019.