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Road Closures & Possible Traffic Delays

July 22, 2015

Road Closures and Possible Traffic Delays

SUFFOLK, VA (July 22, 2015) The following roads in the City of Suffolk will have closures that could cause delays, Wednesday, July 22, 2015 due to construction and maintenance projects.

 New Projects:

 (Route 17 & Bridge Road) – A contractor will have alternating lane closures on northbound and southbound Route 17/Bridge Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., July 20 thru July 24 for surface paving. Northbound will start with the inside left lane and move toward the outer lanes. Southbound will start in the outer lane and move toward the inside lane. Lee Farm Lane will be paved during this time as well with one lane of traffic open at all times.

 (Nansemond Parkway) – A contractor will have a flagging operation on Nansemond Parkway between Wilroy Road and Portsmouth Boulevard for milling and paving from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

(Old Myrtle Road) – Suffolk Department of Public Works will have a flagging operation in the 6000 block of Old Myrtle Road for ditch maintenance from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 (Route 13/32 Bypass) – A contractor will have a mobile operation on the Route 13/32 Bypass for vegetation maintenance from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 (Manning Road) – Suffolk Department of Public Works will have a flagging operation on Manning Road between Spivey Run Road and Mineral Spring Road for ditch maintenance from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 (Route 58) – A contractor will have a mobile operation on Route 58 towards Blackwater Bridge for vegetation maintenance from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 Ongoing Projects:

 (Route 58/Portsmouth Boulevard) – A contractor working at the Park and Ride will have the westbound right shoulder on Route 58/Portsmouth Boulevard, between C Street and Nansemond Parkway, closed until further notice to facilitate installation of a turn lane for the parking lot.

 (Godwin Boulevard) – A contractor is working in the right-of-way along the east side of Godwin Boulevard between Harrell Drive and the Virginia Dominion Power facility right-of-way along Pembroke Lane and at Kings Highway in the vicinity of the Chuckatuck Fire Department. Flagging operations may be required. This work is scheduled to be completed by September 1, 2015.

(Shoulders Hill Road) - A contractor will be constructing a new water transmission main along the Shoulders Hill Road Project. The project is scheduled to begin in early April and be completed by August 15, 2015. From June 15, 2015 to August 15, 2015, the northbound lane will be closed and detours will be in place. For more information and updates please visit: http://www.shouldershillwatermain.com.

 (Various locations) – A contractor will be working on the installation of water and sewer mains for the Crittenden/Eclipse water and sewer extension project. The work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday thru Friday. The project will be ongoing until Summer 2015. Flagging operations will be necessary on the following streets: Wigneil Street, Vine Street, Pike Street during the period of construction.

 (Bennetts Pasture Road and Route 17/Bridge Road) – A contractor will be working at the intersection of Bennetts Pasture Road & Route 17/Bridge Road for the installation of turn lanes. Ongoing work will continue for several months with flagging operations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Moderate to heavy traffic patterns should be anticipated.

 (Turlington Park Neighborhood) – A contractor will be working on the installation of the sewer mains for the Turlington Park Neighborhood. The work hours will be 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Anticipate detoured traffic in the neighborhood as the sewer mains are being constructed. The project scheduled completion date is October 4, 2015.

 (Portsmouth Boulevard and Nansemond Parkway) - A contractor will be reconstructing the commuter parking lot at the old VDOT weigh scales near the intersection of Portsmouth Boulevard and Nansemond Parkway. The hours of operation are from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday. All commuters who use this lot are directed to use the designated parking area in the Food Lion parking lot at the intersection of Portsmouth Boulevard and Suburban Drive. Anticipate limited short term lane closures.

(Shoulders Hill Road) - A Suffolk Department of Public Utilities contractor will begin constructing a new water transmission main along Shoulders Hill Road Project to enhance fire flows within the area. The project is scheduled to begin in early April and be completed by August 15, 2015. From early April through June 12, 2015, construction will be limited from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. From June 13, 2015 to August 15, 2015, the northbound lane will be closed and the detours will be in place. Click here for more information.

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