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Middle Ground Boulevard Project

Newport News

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Begin Date
Summer 2012

Est Completion Date
December 2014

$38 million

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

An important next step in this project is the installation of the new force main sewer. This work will involve shutting down the aging existing force main and placing a temporary bypass line while the new permanent line is constructed. The closure of Maxwell Lane at the intersection of Warwick Boulevard that was necessary to conduct this work has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date. 

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