Holland Road Connection
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
Hampton Roads Public Affairs
This project is located in the City of Virginia Beach from north of Dam Neck Road to south of Nimmo Parkway, a distance of approximately 2.5 miles. The general area consists of primarily residential housing. The purpose of this project is to provide more capacity and increase safety along Holland Road and to reduce travel delays by adding an additional lane in each direction.
Holland Road has an Urban Minor Arterial Classification in the City of Virginia Beach and is currently in fair condition. Holland Road varies between a two-lane and three-lane roadway. After construction, Holland Road will be a continuous four-lane divided roadway from Dam Neck Road to Nimmo Parkway.
Construction for this project began in November 2014 and will be completed by October 2017. This project will provide an additional north-south continuous roadway in this area of the City of Virginia Beach and adding capacity to the local roadway network, as well as increase safety throughout the corridor. The traveling public and area residents should expect to experience typical construction travel impacts during construction.
Utility relocation began in November of 2014. There are two phases of utility relocations on Holland Road. Phase I between Dam Neck Road and Chestwood Drive/Damascus Trail is complete. Phase II is ongoing from Chestwood/Damascus toward Nimmo Parkway. Phase II is substantially complete. Utility relocation work on the southern end was completed by mid-July of 2015.
The road construction contractor, American Infrastructure, is currently clearing, constructing temporary ditches and laying pipe for storm water drains and municipal water/sewer lines along Holland Road. Construction began in April 2015. Work will begin at Dam Neck Road and progress toward Chestwood/Damascus while Phase II of the utility relocations is being completed. The first stage of construction will involve clearing, trenching and laying pipe for storm water drains and municipal water/sewer lines along Holland Road.
Crews will first make improvements to the Holland Road/Dam Neck Road Intersection. Then, crews will start constructing the newest two lanes along Holland Road. That will happen in two stages, with one section being built at a time. Finally, crews will start work improving the existing lanes. The entire project is scheduled to be completed by October 2017.
There will be no detours, and traffic will be able to move throughout the construction time period. All entrances to subdivisions will remain open, and drivers will be able to access all properties along Holland Road. There will be times where drivers experience single lane closures for work during the day, but appropriate traffic control measures will be taken to keep cars moving through the corridor. There will also be times where left hand turn lanes into subdivisions will be closed for work, but drivers will still be able to access the neighborhood.
Motorists should expect a traffic shift along Holland Road in both the northbound and southbound directions between Dam Neck Road, Laurel Oak Lane and Monet Drive beginning Thursday, December 17 at 9:00 a.m., and continuing until late 2016. Both lanes will shift onto the new temporary pavement.
As construction moves along the corridor from Dam Neck Road to Nimmo Parkway, traffic shifts will occur as sections of temporary and new pavement are completed. Lane closures, when necessary, will only occur during off-peak hours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crews will work Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., weather conditions permitting.
The speed limit has been reduced to 35mph in this work zone for the duration of the project. View the release here.
Barberry Lane permanently closed February 18, 2016 as part of the project. View the release here.