Pitchkettle Road Realignment


Thursday September 24th, 2020
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Saint Paul Baptist Church
806 Lincoln Ave. Suffolk, VA 23434

The purpose of the meeting is for the city to display 3 potential design alternatives to the public and present an opportunity for citizens to provide feedback. City staff will be present and available to answer questions and receive feedback on the project. 

Due to COVID 19 social distancing requirements will be in place and it is requested that all attendees wear a mask. The meeting will be held outside and will include several displays in order to maintain social distancing. All attendees will be provided with a project information packet as well as a comments form.  Comments may be submitted at the meeting or emailed to the Project Manager, Luke Drylie or mailed to:

Luke Drylie, Project Manager
City of Suffolk
Department of Public Works - Engineering
442 W. Washington Street, 2nd Floor
Suffolk, VA 23434

It is requested that all comments be submitted by October 8th 2020 to ensure city staff have adequate time to review. 

More information about the Pitchkettle Rd Realignment Project can be found on the Public Works Engineering, Capital Improvement Projects page on the City of Suffolk website or by contacting the Project Manager Luke Drylie, ldrylie@suffolkva.us 514-7708.

Realignment of Pitchkettle Rd Bridge over Lake Meade to W Constance Rd.​The purpose of the Pitchkettle Road Realignment Project is to increase corridor safety for both pedestrians and drivers. The project will also enhance flow of traffic from Prentis St to Pitchkettle Rd while providing some much needed aesthetic improvements. The addition of sidewalk along the west side of Pitchkettle Rd will provide pedestrian safety. ​

​Any questions or comments regarding this project should be sent to the project manager.

Project Manager:  
Luke Drylie
Phone: 514-7708

PItchkettle Road Realignment

Design and Key Features

Pitchkettle Road Realignment Design and Key Project Features_Page_1

Existing Centerline Alignment:
This alignment was developed with the goal of matching the existing alignment of the roadway, with horizontal geometry that meets current design standards, and to widen the roadway off the new alignment. This option does create greater right of way impacts by affecting properties to the South as well as to the North of the existing alignment.

Modified Alignment 1:
Alignment revision at the western end of the project coming off the bridge to avoid impacts to an existing property along the north side of the roadway. This generally pushes the alignment of the roadway a bit further south and removes all of existing Pitchkettle Road, requiring direct access from Pitchkettle Road to adjacent properties. 

Modified Alignment 2:
Re-aligns the road to the north as much as possible and generally smooths out the horizontal geometry. With the roadway to the north, we are able to use existing Pitchkettle Road as an access road to adjacent properties instead of entrances directly off of Pitchkettle Road.


The budget for this project is $7,700,000. Using state and local funds.

Preliminary Engineering: $700,000
Right of Way Acquisition:$1,500,000
Construction:                   $5,500,000
Total Budget:                 $7,700,000


Preliminary Engineering:  October 2018 – August 2021
Right of Way Acquisition: August 2021 – July 2022
Construction:                    July 2022 – February 2024

Project Documents