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, Monday, November 23, 2020, due to construction and maintenance projects.

New Projects:

(Kings Highway) – A contractor will have a mobile operation on Kings Highway for vegetation maintenance from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(Route 58) – A contractor will be working in several eastbound locations on Route 58 for guardrail repairs; a right shoulder closure on the Route 460 exit ramp from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., a right shoulder closure on Route 58 after Wilroy Road exit from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., a right shoulder closure on the eastbound on ramp at Wilroy Road from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

(Godwin Boulevard) – A contractor will have a mobile operation on Godwin Boulevard between the Reids Ferry Bridge and the Isle of Wight County line for vegetation maintenance from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(Lake Kilby Road) – A contractor will have a flagging operation on Lake Kilby Road for vegetation maintenance from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

(Hunter Street) – Suffolk Department of Public Works crews will have the 300 block of Hunter Street closed with a detour for drainage upgrades from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(Main Street at Washington Street) – Suffolk Department of Public Works Traffic Engineering crews will have alternating mobile lane closure on Main Street and Washington Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(Pruden Boulevard) – A contractor will be working in the median on Pruden Boulevard at the Route 58 interchange from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

(Route 58/Pitchkettle Road) – A contractor will be working off the road at the Pitchkettle Road off ramp from Route 58 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

(Shoulders Hill Road) – Suffolk Department of Public Works paint crews will have turn lane closures on Shoulders Hill Road at Bridge Road from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

(Whaleyville Boulevard) – Suffolk Department of Public Works crews will have a flagging operation in the 4000 block of Whaleyville Boulevard for asphalt maintenance from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(Dutch Road/Cumberland Lane) – Suffolk Department of Public Works crews will have a mobile operation on Dutch Road and Cumberland Lane for drainage maintenance from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(Lake Cohoon Road) – Suffolk Department of Public Works crews will have a mobile operation on Lake Cohoon Road for drainage maintenance from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

(Ellis Road/ Ruritan Boulevard) – Suffolk Department of Public Works crews will have a mobile operation on Ellis Road and Ruritan Boulevard for drainage maintenance from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

(Third Avenue) – Suffolk Department of Public Utilities line maintenance crews will have the 600 block of Third Avenue closed with a detour for emergency repairs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(Old Myrtle Road) – A contractor will have a flagging operation in the 5600 block of Old Myrtle Road for a pipe installation from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th, and on Wednesday, November 25th from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

(Suburban Drive) – Suffolk Department of Public Utilities line maintenance crews will have a flagging operation in the 100 block of Suburban Drive for emergency repairs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(Bridge Road) – A contractor will have the northbound lane closed on the Bennetts Creek Bridge on Bridge Road overnight from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., November 23rd and 24th.Work will then resume on Sunday, November 29th. Message boards were placed Wednesday, November 18th to notify motorists.

Upcoming Projects:

(Spruce Street) – A contractor will have a right shoulder closure on Spruce Street southbound to Columbus Avenue from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., November 24th.

Ongoing Projects: 

(Pruden Boulevard) – A contractor will have an eastbound and westbound lane closure on Pruden Boulevard at Sadler Pond Road. Traffic will be limited to one lane in each direction for the duration of the project. Anticipated completion is 45 days, November 9 to December 21.

(Wilroy Road) – A contractor has had Wilroy Road closed in both directions between River Creek Drive and Lassiter Lane since July 20, 2020. The closure is necessary to demolish the existing deficient culvert and build a new bridge on Wilroy Road. This will provide a safe and long-term solution to the current culvert and shoulder.  Suffolk Public Works now advises that the City’s contractor is working to wrap up several items necessary to open the affected portion of Wilroy Road (Route 642). Construction has been extremely complex due to wetlands in the area and an existing above-ground water main and sewer main.  The affected section of the roadway is expected to be open Wednesday, November 25, 2020.  Public Works further advises that there will be some items to be addressed following the roadway’s reopening, and periodic lane closures and delays will continue to exist for a several weeks following the reopening.