Coming Soon: Denbigh Boulevard Bridge Replacement

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This project will replace the structurally-deficient Denbigh Boulevard Bridge over Interstate 64 and CSX Railway between Warwick Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue in Newport News with a new bridge that meets current geometric and design standards.

The project includes demolition of the existing bridge, and construction a new bridge with four 12-foot lanes, a 16-foot raised median and two 8.5-foot sidewalks, as well as new roadway approaches and stormwater management facilities.

The demolition and construction will be done in two stages to maintain one lane of traffic in each direction on Denbigh Boulevard throughout construction. In the first stage, traffic will be shifted to one lane in each direction on the existing bridge, while demolition work and construction of the new bridge, roadway, retaining wall and stormwater pond are underway. In the second stage, traffic will be shifted to the newly constructed bridge, allowing crews to complete the remaining demolition and construction work.

During construction, a long-term closure with a signed detour will be in place on Richneck Road at the Denbigh Boulevard intersection to accommodate the lane reductions and reconstruction of the intersection at Richneck Road.

Motorists will be advised of lane closures and traffic shifts that may occur during the project, which is scheduled for completion in summer 2021. All construction work is dependent upon weather conditions.


The project will upgrade the interstate overpass to meet current design standards. 

Major Milestones 

Estimated Schedule

Design began in 2015, followed by right-of-way acquisition in 2016. The project was advertised for construction in fall 2018, with a notice to proceed estimated for early 2019. 

The $23 million construction contract was awarded to Corman Kokosing Construction Company of Annapolis Junction, MD on January 16, 2019.

The estimated preliminary schedule for the project is as follows:

Advertisement Date: September 2018
Bid Opening Date: November 2018
Executed Contract: (Bid Date + 60 Days) January 2019
Notice to Proceed (NTP) – after Utility Relocations:  March-April 2019
Contract Completion Date: Summer 2021




Contact Info:

Hampton Roads Public Affairs
(757) 956-3029

Other relevant links:

Noise Study Analysis Memorandum

UPC: 93077

Long/Lat: 37.135556, -76.525884
Locality: Newport News

Page last modified: March 15, 2019