Under Construction: Laskin Road Bridge Replacement & Widening Project
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The Laskin Road Bridge Replacement & Widening Project will encompass roadway improvements along the heavily traveled Hilltop business corridor of Virginia Beach, starting at Republic Road, through the First Colonial Road intersection, and ending with the bridge replacement at Red Robin Road. 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.
Construction began in fall 2019 and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2023.
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 side, a 10-foot sidewalk on the north side.
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.
This project will also 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 Laskin Road bridge will be widened to five travel lanes, with a sidewalk on each side. The bridge will be built to accommodate future expansion to six lanes.
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 project was advertised for construction in January 2019, and the $141.7 million contract was awarded to Allan Myers, Inc. Construction began in September 2019.
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A "Pardon our Dust" Construction meeting took place October 10, 2019 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Linkhorn Park Elementary School in Virginia Beach. This meeting provided interested citizens with the opportunity to informally review anticipated traffic impacts, a preliminary construction schedule and planned improvements for Laskin Road between Republic Road and Red Robin Road.
This was an open-house format meeting with no formal presentation. There was no public comment period related to this meeting.
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- Display Boards
A design public hearing took place on December 14, 2017, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at First Colonial High School. 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.
UPC: 12546 & 111711
Lat/Long: 36.850869, -76.022205
Locality: Virginia Beach