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, Wednesday, January 23, 2019, due to construction and maintenance projects.

New Projects:

(Route 58) – Suffolk Department of Public Works will have mobile operations eastbound then returning westbound on Route 58 between the Route 13/32 Bypass and Chesapeake City line for pothole patching from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(Bank Street Extended) – Suffolk Department of Public Works will have Bank Street Extended closed between North Lloyd Street and North Capital Street from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(Pearl Street) – A contractor will have a flagging operation on Pearl Street at Grace Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(Shoulders Hill Road) – A contractor will have a flagging operation in the 5600 block of Shoulders Hill Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(Kings Fork Road) – Beginning Wednesday, January 23, a contractor will have a flagging operation in the 400 block of Kings Fork Road for curb and gutter installation from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The work will run through January 30.

(Bridge Road) – A contractor will have an outside lane closure on Bridge Road between Bernhowe Manor Lane and Knotts Neck Road overnight from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

(College Drive) – A contractor will be performing traffic signal maintenance on College Drive at Bridge Road. This work will take place overnight from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. and will require lane and/or shoulder closures and the traffic signals will be turned off. During this time, traffic control will be provided by the Suffolk Police Department.

(Carolina Road) – A contractor will have a southbound lane closure in the 1400 to 1600 blocks of Carolina Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(Old Mill Road) – Suffolk Department of Public Works will have a flagging operation on Old Mill Road between Old Myrtle Road and Indian Trail for bridge maintenance from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(Quaker Drive) – Suffolk Department of Public Works will have a mobile operation on Quaker Drive between Longstreet Land and Vicksburg Road for pothole patching from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

(Truman Road) – A contractor will have a shoulder closure in the 1200 block of Truman Road from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

(Jackson Road) – A contractor will have a flagging operation in the 3200 block of Jackson Road from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

(Crittenden Road) – A contractor will have a mobile flagging operation on Crittenden Road between Kings Highway and Cotton Farm lane for pavement repair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

(East Washington Street) – Suffolk Department of Public Works Traffic Engineering will have a flagging operation on East Washington Street between Willow Street and South Division Street from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

(South Division Street) – Suffolk Department of Public Works will have the 200 block of South Division Street closed with a detour from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Upcoming Projects: 

(Pruden Boulevard) – In order to facilitate improved drainage during extreme weather events to alleviate roadway flooding, Suffolk Department of Public Works 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:  https://www.suffolkva.us/680/Pruden-Boulevard-Drainage-Improvements

Ongoing Projects: 

(Carolina Road) – A contractor will have a flagging operation on Carolina Road at Whaleyville Boulevard from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The detour has been lifted at this time.

(Magnolia Drive) – Beginning, Monday, November 26, a contractor will have a flagging operation on Magnolia Drive between Vernon Drive and Camellia Drive from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The drainage pipe repair is expected to be complete in February 2019, weather permitting.

(Kings Fork Road) – A contractor will have a northbound shoulder closure in the 400 block of Kings Fork Road.

(Badger Road) – Beginning Tuesday, January 15th, Badger Road will be closed to thru traffic until approximately April 2019. The current bridge will be removed and replaced with a concrete structure. Variable message boards will be placed to notify motorists of the upcoming closure.

(Simons Drive) – A contractor will have Simons Drive closed to thru traffic between Indian Trail and Old Myrtle Road from August 9, 2018 to April 2019 for a bridge replacement. The current bridge will be removed and replaced with a concrete structure.

(Southwestern Boulevard) – Southwestern Boulevard will be closed between OKelly Drive and Trumpet Drive with a detour in place from November 2, 2018 to April 2019 for a bridge replacement. The current bridge will be removed and replaced with a concrete structure.

(Portsmouth Boulevard) – A contractor will have the eastbound and westbound shoulders closed in the 1200 block of Portsmouth Boulevard.

(Old Somerton Road, Carolina Road, Whaleyville Boulevard, Rosewood Drive) – A contractor will be installing new water lines on Old Somerton Road, Carolina Road, Whaleyville Boulevard, and Rosewood Drive. The speed limit within the area has been lowered to 35 mph. Beginning Thursday, August 16, the contractor will have a southbound flagging operation and occasional northbound lane closures in the 1500 block of Whaleyville Boulevard continuing southbound to the 1800 block daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The project is expected to continue through February 2019.