Brittany McBride 757-925-1515
July 30, 2018
VIRGINIA’S FIRST CONTINUOUS FLOW INTERSECTION NOW OPEN TO TRAFFIC ON MILITARY HIGHWAY
New intersection configuration on Military Highway at Northampton Boulevard and Princess Anne Road anticipated to reduce congestion and improve safety
NORFOLK– The new dedicated left turn lanes of the continuous flow intersection (CFI) on Military Highway at Northampton Boulevard and Princess Anne Road in Norfolk, have opened to traffic, under modified traffic conditions, on Saturday, July 28. Lane closures will continue to take place as needed to finish final construction items; however, at least one lane of traffic will remain open in each direction.
The new Military Highway Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) is the first of its kind in Virginia, and combines the addition of new lanes, signals and traffic management technology to increase capacity and reduce congestion along this important corridor in Norfolk. The intersection design will increase through-traffic capacity by eliminating conflicts with opposing traffic for left-turning vehicles.
Motorists on Military Highway turning left onto Northampton Boulevard or Princess Anne Road must cross over into dedicated left-turn lanes before the main intersection, but can now proceed through the main intersection at the same time as opposing vehicles traveling straight through. Motorists traveling straight or turning right will proceed through the intersection as usual.
The project also includes the widening of Military Highway from a four-lane roadway to an eight-lane divided roadway from Lowery Road to the Broad Creek bridge, widening of Military Highway from a four-lane roadway to a six-lane divided roadway from the Broad Creek bridge to Robin Hood Road, and widening Northampton Boulevard and Princess Anne Road from four-lane divided roadways to six-lane divided roadways. Additionally, crews have widened sidewalks on Military Highway, added bike lanes on Northampton Boulevard and Princess Anne Road, and installed new crosswalks and pedestrian signals at all intersections.
Construction of the Military Highway CFI Project began in August 2016 and estimated to be complete in total by early August 2018. Corman Construction-E.V. Williams JV, in association with Parsons Transportation Group, was awarded the $59.8 million construction contract.
VDOT encourages motorists to stay alert to the new traffic pattern and follow the signage provided along the corridor. To learn more about the project, view a video simulation or download a CFI educational fact sheet, please visit the project website at http://www.militarycfi.com.
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