Military Highway Continuous Flow Intersection
Project at a Glance
Construction to Begin: August 2016
Est Completion Date
Corman Construction-E.V. Williams in association with Parsons Transportation Group
VDOT Public Affairs
Construction of the new Military Highway Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI) will combine the addition of new lanes, new signals and new traffic management technology to increase capacity and reduce congestion along this important corridor in Norfolk.
The project will increase through-traffic capacity at Military Highway and Northampton Boulevard in Norfolk with a high-capacity intersection design. Left-turning vehicles will be moved away from the main intersection into dedicated turn lanes, eliminating conflicts with opposing traffic.
The project also includes:
• The widening of Military Highway from a four-lane roadway to an eight-lane divided roadway from Lowery Road to Broad Creek.
• The widening of Military Highway from a four-lane roadway to a six-lane divided roadway from Broad Creek to Robin Hood Road.
• Northampton Boulevard and Princess Anne Road will also be widened from a four-lane divided roadway to a six-lane divided roadway.
• Week of July 24: Single-lane closures northbound and southbound from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning on Military Highway between Robin Hood Road and the intersection of Military Highway/Princess Anne Road.
• Week of July 31: Single-lane closures northbound and southbound from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning on Military Highway between Robin Hood Road and the intersection of Military Highway/Princess Anne Road.
• Friday, August 5: Periodic stoppage of traffic at the railroad crossing on Military Highway from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.
• Saturday, August 6 – Friday, August 26: One lane will be open in each direction on a temporary roadway built adjacent to the railroad crossing on Military Highway.
What is a Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI)?
A CFI is an at-grade, high-capacity intersection design that moves left turning vehicles away from the main intersection.
Vehicles turning left will cross over through traffic and funnel into dedicated turn lanes at a 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 efficiency of the main intersection.
In spite of their unusual appearance, CFIs are safe intersections. Intersection safety is increased by minimizing stop-and-go conditions and reducing the number of conflict points at the main intersection. Federal studies show crash rates are reduced by almost 25% at intersections where a CFI has been installed.
The majority of traffic impacts are anticipated to occur at night and during off-peak daytime hours.
At least two lanes will be open in each direction during peak travel times, with an exception during a short-duration lane reduction at the railroad crossing.
Construction will be suspended during significant holidays.
VDOT, the City of Norfolk and the Corman-E.V. Williams Joint Venture are committed to work zone safety. Paying close attention and avoiding distractions are key to avoiding a work zone accident.
The following tips will help you safety navigate this project area:
• Follow signs: Keep an eye out for workers and signs directing you.
• Don’t tailgate: Unexpected stops may occur.
• Minimize distractions: Avoid using cell phones or adjusting radio stations.
• Don’t speed: Enhanced fines may be levied for speeding.
• Know before you go: Stay updated on project activities by calling 5-1-1 for up-to-the-minute traffic and weather information, or by visiting www.511Virginia.org.
To receive project updates, please email Emily Tuttle.
Noise Analysis Report
Final Noise Abatement Design Report (June 2016)
Sep 10, 2014 Design Public Hearing
Jan 8, 2014 Citizen Information Meeting
Continuous Flow Intersection (CFI)
Military Highway Traffic with Continuous Flow Intersection