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 Aug 2014
A Citizen Information Meeting was 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 track. The release for the Design Build RFQ is scheduled for fall/winter 2014; with the RFP to subsequently follow in the spring 2015.
A Design Public Hearing is scheduled Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Lake Taylor High School (1384 Kempsville Road, Norfolk, VA 23502). The hearing will offer the public the opportunity to find out about the proposed CFI at State Route 165 and US 13 (Military Highway and Northampton Boulevard) in Norfolk, Virginia. The CFI, part of the overall Military Highway widening project, is a new type of high-volume intersection design that improves traffic flow through an intersection by moving left turning vehicles away from the main intersection.
Sep 10, 2014 Design Public Hearing
Jan 8, 2014 Citizen Information Meeting
To receive project updates, please email Frank Fabian.
Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI)
Military Highway Traffic with Continuous Flow Intersection