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Laskin Road Bridge Replacement & Widening Project

Virginia Beach

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Advertise for Construction: Early 2019

75 Million

Virginia Beach

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About the Project:

The primary purpose of this project is to improve capacity and enhance safety through the widening and improvements of Laskin Road and First Colonial Road, as well as replacing the bridge over Linkhorn Bay in the city of Virginia Beach.

The two phases of this project are as follows:

Phase 1:

This project phase will replace the existing bridge on Laskin Road (Route 58) located 1 mile east of First Colonial Road. The Laskin Road Bridge crosses Linkhorn Bay in the Hilltop area. The current bridge was built in 1938, was later widened in 1956 and is in overall fair condition.

The limits of construction for this project are from the existing bridge to Red Robin Road and will connect to the Phase 1A project to the west.

The Laskin Road bridge will be widened to five travel lanes with a sidewalk on the eastbound side of the bridge and a shared-use path on the westbound side. The bridge will be built to accommodate future expansion to six lanes. 

Phase 1A:

This project includes construction of an 8-lane divided highway on Laskin Road (two 12-foot through lanes and one 14-foot wide outside lane to accommodate bikes in each direction and a continuous right turn lane in each direction) with a 5-foot sidewalk on the south, a 10-foot shared-use path on the north.

The limits of construction for this project are from Republic Road to the existing Linkhorn Bay bridge and will connect to the Phase 1 project to the east.

This phase also includes full improvements to the Laskin Road/First Colonial Road intersection, as well as construction of a 6-lane divided highway on First Colonial Road from Laurel Lane to I-264.

Public Involvement:

A design public hearing took place on December 14, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at First Colonial High School (1272 Mill Dam Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454). 

The purpose of the meeting was to give citizens an opportunity to review the project exhibits on display, meet with VDOT representatives and provide input. This was an open-house format meeting with no formal presentation.

Citizens provided oral and written comments at the hearing or could submit them during a 10-day public comment period that ended December 24, 2017.

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