How does the added traffic affect public safety’s ability to respond to emergencies?
  • The Chesapeake Police and Fire Departments are trained to navigate construction zones, detours, peak-hour traffic, and other obstacles as part of the daily challenges they face when responding to any number of calls for service. They use Automatic Vehicle Locator (AVL) maps which indicate the real-time status and location of all response units. While the map does not show current traffic conditions, the system typically recommends for dispatch the closest resource to an emergency based on predetermined route information. On-duty shift supervisors (Battalion Chiefs, Field Medical Officers, Police Sergeants, and Command Duty Officers) regularly monitor call volume and reroute responders based on time, distance, and priority. 
  • Chesapeake first responders will continue to monitor traffic conditions at the Deep Creek Bridge Replacement Project and adjust their deployment as needed to continue to provide a responsive service to the Deep Creek community.  

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1. How can I receive traffic alerts?
2. Will the bridge be tolled?
3. What is this project?
4. Who oversees this project?
5. What is the City’s responsibility in this project?
6. When did construction begin and when is it expected to be completed?
7. Why are there so many lane closures and traffic shifts?
8. How can I find out about future lane closures and traffic shifts?
9. Why can’t you lift tolls on the Dominion Boulevard Veterans Bridge?
10. Why can’t you change the traffic signals in the surrounding areas?
11. Why are concrete barriers placed at the construction site, specifically the dedicated turn lane from Moses Grandy Trail to George Washington Hwy N?
12. Will vehicles still be able to use the bridge during construction?
13. How does the added traffic affect public safety’s ability to respond to emergencies?
14. How is the traffic impact to schools in the area being handled?