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May 15, 2018



TURNPIKE ROAD RECONSTRUCTION PROJECT COMPLETED AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

PORTSMOUTH – The Turnpike Road Reconstruction project that began in June 2015 has finished early, increasing capacity and improving driver and pedestrian safety throughout the busy commercial corridor.

The Frederick Boulevard and Turnpike Road intersection is now fully open, allowing traffic to flow through the area. Along with road construction, considerable work was done under the roadway repairing and replacing aging infrastructure, utilities and sewer lines. Work also included a major redesign and relocation of a 48-inch sewer main for the Hampton Roads Sanitation Department and was still completed ahead of schedule.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) project, completed by Branch Civil, spanned over one mile of Turnpike Road, from under the Martin Luther King Expressway to past the Frederick Boulevard intersection. It widened the road from two lanes to four lanes, improved curbs and gutters, and most importantly increased public safety.

For more information about other visit VDOT projects in Hampton Roads, visit the Hampton Roads Project page.

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