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Posted on: January 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Route 460/Pruden Boulevard Construction Work Requiring Temporary Road Closure


SUFFOLK, VA (April 23, 2019) At the request of the contractor, the original road closure date for the Route 460/Pruden Boulevard construction project 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.


(January 17, 2019) In order to facilitate improved drainage during extreme weather events to alleviate roadway flooding, the City of Suffolk 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:

460 road closure map

Detour Map

Detour Map

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