July 24, 2014
Road Closures and Possible Traffic Delays
The following roads in the City of Suffolk will have closures that could cause delays, Thursday, July 24, 2014, due to construction and maintenance projects.
(Lewis Avenue) – Suffolk Department of Public Works will have Lewis Avenue closed between Laurel Street and Cedar Street Extended until 3 p.m.
(Forest Hill Crescent) – A contractor will have a road closure on Forest Hill Crescent until 5 p.m.
(Route 58) – Public Works will have a mobile operation on Route 58 East from Lummis Road to Route 58 Business until 3 p.m.
(Carolina Road) – Public Works will have a flagging operation on Carolina Road between Whaleyville Boulevard and Copeland Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(College Drive & Bridge Road) – A contractor will be maintaining vegetation along College Drive and Bridge Road/Route 17 today.
(Route 17/Bridge Road) -- A City of Suffolk Public Utilities contractor will have the interior through lanes closed on Route 17/Bridge Rd. from the intersection of Lee Farm Lane to the southern approach of the Mills Godwin Bridge, Monday through Friday, from July 14, 2014 through October 1, 2014. One lane will remain open to through traffic on a 24 hour basis on work days. The public is requested to be alert and use caution through the work zone. Effective, Monday, July 21, 2014, the work hours will be extended to 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., weather permitting, except for weekends and holidays. All pipe installation across intersections (Lee Farm Lane, Bennetts Pasture Road and Bennetts Creek Landing) will be performed during the evenings from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Intersections will remain open allowing traffic movement from Lee Farm Lane, Bennetts Pasture Road and Bennetts Creek Landing to make full left and right turns. Left turn lanes off of Route 17 will remain open. All traffic control will be removed for the weekends and holidays. During evening work at the intersections (8 p.m. to 5 a.m.), traffic turning from Lee Farm Lane and Bennetts Pasture Road will be required to make right turns. Both intersections will not be impacted at the same time. All traffic control devices installed on Monday mornings will be removed on Friday afternoons to allow for traffic flow to return to two lanes, both north and south for the weekend period. In addition, during holidays and for emergency evacuations all traffic control will be removed.
(Turlington Road and Lake Speight Colony Neighborhood) – A contractor will be working in the roadway and the right-of-way along Turlington Road and within Lake Speight Colony Neighborhood as part of the sewer improvements for this neighborhood. Anticipate temporary lane closures along Turlington Road and detoured traffic within the neighborhood while the gravity sewer is being constructed. This work should be completed by November 1, 2014.
(Kings Highway) – A contractor will be working in the roadway and the right-of-way along Kings Highway between Bob House Parkway and the former Kings Highway Bridge installing a 12-inch sewer force main. Anticipate temporary lane closures in the area of construction. This work should be completed by August 1, 2014.
(Lawson Circle) – City of Suffolk Public Utilities Contractor will have a road closure in the 1300 block of Lawson Circle from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, from June 19, 2014 to August 20, 2014. Residents east of the closure will need to enter and exit their properties from the east while residents west of the closure will need to enter and exit their properties from the west during working hours.
(Kings Highway and Sleepy Hole Road) – A contractor will be working in the roadway and right-of-way along Kings Highway and Sleepy Hole Road from the demolished Kings Highway Bridge to the Nansemond River Drive intersection installing a 12-inch sewer force main. Beginning June 9, 2014, expect work at the intersection of Kings Highway and Sleepy Hole Road. Anticipate temporary lane closures in the area of construction. This work should be completed by August 1, 2014.
(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 through Friday. The project will be ongoing until Spring 2015. Flagging operations will be necessary on the following streets: Wigneil Street, Vine Street, Pike Street, Rivershore Drive, Dixon Road, Cross Street, Eclipse Drive, Bleakhorn Drive, and Darden Clubhouse Road during the period of construction.