Drivers should prepare for full directional closures on weeknights and weekends

Norfolk, Va. – The Terminal Boulevard Resurfacing Project is ready to begin in the City of Norfolk, near the Port of Virginia and Naval Station Norfolk. Full directional weeknight and weekend closures of Terminal Boulevard Eastbound (traveling from Hampton Boulevard towards I-564) will begin on Friday, June 3, 2016.

Full Directional Closure Work Hours:
8 p.m. to 5 a.m. weeknights
8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday on weekends
Construction on Terminal Boulevard Eastbound (traveling from Hampton Boulevard towards I-564) will continue every weeknight and weekend until crews complete all work in that direction. Crews will then switch over and begin work on Terminal Boulevard Westbound (traveling from I-564 towards Hampton Boulevard) where full directional weeknight and weekend closures will continue until construction is complete in January of 2017.

· There will be no work on major holidays, and all lanes will be open during rush hour periods.
· Traffic will be detoured using I-564/Admiral Taussig Boulevard and Hampton Boulevard.
· Neighborhood access will be maintained via Diven St. or Meredith St. during full closures.
· Access to Ruthven Road (Sewells Point Golf Course) will be maintained.

The contract for the Terminal Boulevard Resurfacing Project was awarded in May to Virginia Paving for approximately $5 million dollars. A construction method called rubblization will be used for this project. A rubblization machine will break up the old concrete pavement into aggregate. The aggregate will serve as a base for the new roadway. Asphalt is then laid on top of the rubblized concrete.
For more information, visit the Terminal Boulevard Resurfacing Project website.

CONTACT: Laurie Simmons: 757-925-1647 (office)
Emergency/Media Line: 757-925-2584

Terminal Boulevard Resurfacing Project Details:
· Rubblization of existing concrete pavement, with an overlay of 6″ of asphalt pavement
· Adjustments to affected drop inlets, bringing them up to the grade of the new roadway, as well as the
construction of new curbs and gutters
· Removal and replacement of existing guardrail
· Tie into existing grade at Ruthven Road and Diven Street intersections to avoid impacts to railroad
· Removal and replacement of stormwater pipes

Know before you go and plan your commute using VDOT’s free traffic information tools:
• Download the 511 smartphone app
• Visit the 511Virginia website or dial 511 for traffic information on your phone
• Listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680AM
• Call the Traffic Line at 757-361-3016

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