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Chesapeake Transportation Priorities
The following is a listing that describes active transportation projects. Budgets include design, property acquisition for right-of-way and easements, and construction costs. Projects are updated quarterly. You can also find each Chesapeake project on this city-wide map.
Last Update: May 2023
Transportation & Streets Projects
Note: The completion date listed on each project is for that phase of the project (either design or construction.) For example, the completion date for a project listed as "In Design" represents when the design phase of the project is expected to be complete, and does not represent when the project will be fully constructed and complete.
Airline Boulevard Sidewalk Extension
This project funds construction of a new sidewalk along Airline Boulevard between Southwestern Elementary School and Southwestern Park (Phase 1)
Belaire Avenue Extension
This project will fund an estimated 650 linear feet of road access and frontage, duct bank and utilities, high quality streetlights, paver sidewalks, and street furnishings in keeping with what has been previously developed in Summit Pointe rights-of-way. The project will support Block 5 development including framing the main signature open space component of the mixed-use development.
Bowers Hill Interchange Improvements Study (VDOT)
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has initiated the environmental review process for the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) to evaluate potential transportation improvements at the Bowers Hill interchange.
Butts Station Road at Kempsville Road Intersection
This project will provide for the extension of turn lanes in the vicinity of the Butts Station Road intersection at Kempsville Road.
Centerville Turnpike Bridge Replacement Feasibility Study
This feasibility study will evaluate options for replacing the Centerville Turnpike Bridge with a fixed-span bridge over the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal that can also provide adequate vertical clearance for navigational activities and a wider bridge for the future roadway widening.
Chesapeake Expressway Bridge & Overpass Repairs
This project will provide repairs to various bridges and overpasses along Route 168 Chesapeake Expressway.
Civil War Fort at Jolliff Road
This project will provide an entrance and parking area for the planned Civil War Fort Park on Jolliff Road, located approximately 400 feet south of Davids Mill Drive.
Deep Creek Bridge Replacement (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
Learn about the Deep Creek Bridge Replacement by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Deep Creek Right Turn Lanes
This project will provide for the addition of new right-turn lanes in the Deep Creek Area, including the addition of new right-turn lanes in both directions along S. Military Highway at the I-64 interchange; and the addition of a new right-turn lane along the westbound lanes of Moses Grandy Trail at Terwillinger Road, with associated drainage system improvements.
Dismal Swamp / Ballahack Road Boat Ramp Area
This VDOT-funded project includes paving of the existing parking area adjacent to the boat ramp, construction of a rest area facility, and associated improvements at the Ballahack Boat Ramp area of the Great Dismal Swamp.
Eden Way at Greenbrier Parkway Left Turn Lane
This project will provide a second left turn lane from westbound Eden Way North. onto southbound Greenbrier Parkway.
Edwin Drive Improvements
This project will convert Edwin Drive from a one-way operational road into a two-way operation from Hillcrest Parkway to Edinburgh Lane.
Elbow Road Bridge Replacement
The existing bridge along Elbow Road goes over the spillway waters from the Stumpy Lake reservoir. This bridge is structurally deficient and during prior heavy storm events the spillway waters have overtopped the bridge deck.
Elbow Road Widening Phase II
The Elbow Road Phase II project is a continuation of the Phase I improvements and will provide a two-lane widening of Elbow Road from the western terminus of the Phase I project (approximately ¾ mile east of Centerville Turnpike) to the eastern terminus of the Phase I project (approximately 1,500 feet west of the city line with Virginia Beach).
Etheridge Manor Boulevard Sidewalk Installation
This project involves installation of a new concrete sidewalk and handicap-accessible ramps within the existing right-of-way on the south side of Hanbury Road from Hanbury Shopping Center to Hillwell Road, and on both sides of Etheridge Manor Boulevard from Cooper's Ditch bridge to River Gates Road.
Freeman Avenue Railroad Overpass
This project will provide grade separation of Freeman Avenue at the Norfolk-Portsmouth Beltline Railroad crossing Project includes realignment and re-connection of several local streets near the crossing.
George Washington Highway Widening
This project will provide for improvements to George Washington Highway (U.S. Route 17) by widening the existing two-lane undivided roadway to a four-lane divided roadway from Yadkin Road to Canal Drive.
Gilmerton Bridge Repairs
The project provides for counterweight track repair work on the Gilmerton Bridge on S Military Highway.
Great Bridge Boulevard at Battlefield Boulevard Intersection
This project will create an additional turn lane on Great Bridge Boulevard eastbound and widen the right turn southbound receiving lane on Battlefield Boulevard.
Greenbrier Parkway at Kempsville Road Right Turn Lane Extension
This project will provide for the extension of the right turn lane on Greenbrier Parkway at Kempsville Road.
High Rise Bridge Replacement Project (VDOT)
This project, managed by VDOT, will include the addition of one proposed HOT lane in each direction in the median of the existing I-64, bringing the corridor to six lanes, and a new high-level High Rise Bridge with a fixed span.
Johnstown Road at Battlefield Boulevard Right Turn Lane
This project will provide a right-turn movement and lane on Johnstown Road at Battlefield Boulevard.
Johnstown Road Widening
This project will add a center lane on Johnstown Road from Hanbury Road to Waters Road.
Mount Pleasant Road Widening Phase 2
This project will widen Mount Pleasant Road by constructing a center lane (two-way left-turn lane) from Cooper's Ditch Bridge to Centerville Turnpike.
Number Ten Lane Bridge Replacement
The purpose of this project, funded by VDOT State of Good Repair (SGR) program funds, is to replace structurally deficient bridge infrastructure crossing Lindsey Canal while making needed stormwater drainage improvements.
Oaklette Bridge Rehabilitation
This projects includes rehabilitation of the Oaklette Bridge, which carries Indian River Road over Indian River.
Old Mill Road Bridge Replacement
The purpose of this project, funded by VDOT State of Good Repair (SGR) program funds, is to replace structurally deficient bridge infrastructure crossing Deep Creek while making needed stormwater drainage improvements.
Poindexter Street Sidewalk Extension Project
The purpose of this project is to provide safe pedestrian facilities on Poindexter Street from Bainbridge Boulevard, across the Interstate 464 Overpass to the connecting sidewalk at the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge.
Rotunda Avenue Bridge Replacement
This project will replace the Rotunda Avenue Bridge with multiple box culverts.
Seaboard Avenue & Industrial Avenue Sidewalk Installation
Phase 1 of this project provides sidewalk along Seaboard Avenue from Liberty Street onto Industrial Avenue. Phase 2 of the project continues the sidewalk along Industrial Avenue to Obendorfer Road.
Shillelagh Road Ditch & Shoulder Improvement Project
This program will address existing deficiencies along the City's rural roads.
Triple Decker Bridge Rehabilitation
This project will provide for rehabilitation of the existing Triple Decker Bridge structure in order to extend the service life of the bridge.
Volvo Parkway at Battlefield Boulevard Intersection
Phase 1 of the project will provide an eastbound right turn lane and re-striping to create three left turn lanes, two through lanes, and one exclusive right turn lane.
Volvo Parkway Sidewalk Extension Project
This project will extend and connect sidewalks along both sides of Volvo Parkway between Crossways Boulevard (Volvo Penta Drive) and Sam’s Drive, including across the train tracks to provide pedestrian connectivity.
Weiss Lane Widening
This project will provide larger radius curves and wider pavement along Weiss Lane in two locations (Doyle property and White's Nursery close to Bertram Street).
Western Branch Chesapeake Trail
This is a VDOT-funded project. Phase 1 of the proposed 10-foot multi-use path is from the Portsmouth-Chesapeake City line to Dordon Street.
Woodlake Drive Right Turn Lane at Greenbrier Parkway
This project will install an eastbound right turn lane on Woodlake Drive to southbound Greenbrier Parkway, and will include traffic signal improvements.
Earthworks Civil War Fort at Jolliff Road
This project is funded through Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. Public Works is assisting with VDOT coordination. This project will provide an entrance and parking area for the Civil War Fort Park on Jolliff Road, approximately 400' south of David's Mill Drive.
Great Bridge Bridge Hydraulic Repairs II
This project funds the second phase of Great Bridge Bridge Hydraulics rehabilitation, including rehabilitation and stabilization of the cylinders and pivot bearings, changing out all the seals and gaskets, and installing cut-out valves for future maintenance needs.
Indian Creek Bridge Replacement
This project funds the replacement of Indian Creek Bridge, which is structurally deficient and has exceeded its useful life.
Johnstown Road Ditch and Shoulder Improvements
This project funds roadway shoulder and ditch improvements on Johnstown Road. This project will provide 90 ft right-of-way (ROW) section on Johnstown Road, at approx 3.5 miles from Buskey Road and Benefit Road to beyond Elaine Street. Project improvements will include 12 feet of paved travel lanes, 12 feet of paved shoulders, and relocated ditches. Some utility relocation and street lighting will also be required.
Portsmouth Boulevard Gateway Streetscaping
The project funds enhanced pedestrian crossings, signage, and landscaping at entry points for the beautification of the Portsmouth Boulevard corridor in the vicinity of the I-664 interchange, which serves as a major thoroughfare as people enter and depart the Western branch area and northern gateway of the city.
Southgate Bridge Replacement
This project funds replacement of the Southgate Bridge. This railroad crossing is structurally deficient and has exceeded its useful life.
South Norfolk Parking Lot
This project funds construction of a public parking lot that will provide additional parking spaces for the Poindexter area. This project will include the building demolition, site grading, paving, drainage improvements, landscaping, parking lot lights, and associated items.
South Norfolk Concrete Pavement Replacement
This project funds the removal and replacement of existing concrete pavement along Seaboard Avenue from 1616 Seaboard Avenue to Liberty Street.