Laskin Road Bridge Replacement Project
Project at a Glance
Advertise for Construction: November 2017
Lengths and Limits
Hampton Roads Public Affairs
About the Project:
The primary purpose of this project is to replace the Laskin Road Bridge over Linkhorn Bay in the city of Virginia Beach. The new bridge will include four 12-foot travel lanes, curb and gutter, a 5-foot wide sidewalk on the eastbound side of the bridge, and a 10-foot wide shared use path on the westbound side of the bridge. The bridge will be built to accommodate future expansion to 6 lanes.
The current bridge was built in 1938, was later widened in 1956 and is in overall fair condition. The current sufficiency rating for the existing bridge is 40.3 on a scale of 0 to 100. The sufficiency ratings developed by the Federal Highway Administration serve as a prioritization tool to allocate funds. The rating varies from 0 percent (poor) to 100 percent (very good). The rating considers adequacy, whether the bridge is functionally obsolete and the level of service provided to the public. Traffic will be maintained in both directions during construction of the new bridge.
A design public hearing is scheduled for January 18, 201 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Linkhorn Park Elementary School, 977 First Colonial Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23454.