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Middle Ground Boulevard Project

Newport News

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Begin Date
Summer 2012

Est Completion Date
Spring 2015

$40 million (Construction)

American Infrastructure

Newport News

Hampton Roads

VDOT Communications, Hampton Roads District

About the Project

This design-build project calls for a new four-lane roadway that connects Jefferson Avenue to Warwick Boulevard by way of Middle Ground Boulevard.  

The new roadway will cross over the CSX Railroad, offering an additional east-west route to help relieve congestion at the existing intersections and parallel routes of J. Clyde Morris Boulevard and Oyster Point Road. 

Improvements also include:
• Installation of traffic signals
• A sidewalk along the south side of the roadway
• A shared-use path along the north side of the roadway
• Enhanced landscaping and street lights

The city of Newport News passed a resolution requesting VDOT establish this extension project.  The project is included in the VDOT Six-Year Improvement Plan and the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization 2030 Long-Range Transportation Plan, as well as the city of Newport News Comprehensive Plan. 


Project Update

Now known as City Center Boulevard, the project was dedicated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony and community celebration on Saturday, April 4. 

The project was completed in late April, 2015. 

More project photos are available on Flickr.

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