Project at a Glance
The widening of Military Highway in Norfolk was originally slated to be a three-phased project encompassing a mile and a half of total roadway. The project calls for improvements to the southern section of Military Highway from Lowery Road to Broad Creek, from Broad Creek to the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks and the northern section of Military Highway near I-64 and Robin Hood Road. The three sections are now planned to be bundled into one Design Build project.
What is a Continuous Flow Intersection?
A Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) is an at-grade intersection concept that moves the left turning vehicles, conflicting with the opposing through movement, away from the main intersection. Vehicles turning left will cross over conflicting through traffic at signalized location several hundred feet upstream of the main intersection. These left turning vehicles can then proceed through the main intersection at the same time as opposing through vehicles without conflict at the main intersection. Eliminating the dedicated left turn phase improves the safety and efficiency of the main intersection. Please view the video below to see how traffic flows through a Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI).
Project Updates as of December 2013
A Citizen Information Meeting will be held on January 8, 2014, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Lake Taylor High School (1384 Kempsville Road, Norfolk, VA 23502) to review the preferred alternative for the middle section from Broad Creek to the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks. A Public Hearing for the middle section is planned for the summer of 2014. The release for the Design Build RFQ is scheduled for fall/winter 2014; with the RFP to subsequently follow in the spring 2015.
To receive project updates, please email Frank Fabian.