Middle Ground Boulevard Project
Project at a Glance
Est Completion Date
$40 million (Construction)
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.
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.