Princess Anne Road Expansion Project
Project at a Glance
What's Being Done
The existing Princess Anne Road is a two-lane road just east of Dam Neck Road to the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. This project will widen the existing highway to a four-lane facility with turn lanes and a wide raised median to accommodate future widening when necessary.
Also included in the project are plans to construct an approximate seven-tenths of a mile section of Nimmo Parkway, providing a connector between Princess Anne Road and Holland Road.
An additional section of Nimmo Parkway, between Holland Road and General Booth Boulevard, will be built under a separate project.
For information on the Nimmo Parkway project, click here.
Why is this road being built?The City of Virginia Beach requested the improvements be made to this corridor in November 1994. The project is also in accordance with the VDOT Six-Year Improvement Program and the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission’s 2026 Regional Transportation Plan.
The 2002 traffic volume on Princess Anne Road is approximately 22,000 vehicles on a typical weekday. By 2021, it is anticipated that the volume will increase to approximately 51,000 vehicles per day.
The proposed widening will greatly improve traffic operations and reduce congestion along this segment of Princess Anne Road.
Construction on Princess Anne Road is 84% complete. The Nimmo Parkway connector between Holland Road and Princess Anne Road is 100% complete. Princess Anne traffic was switched to new pavement sections in December 2012. Traffic is still in a two-way pattern, one lane in each direction as demolition of the old sections of Princess Anne nears completion. The final traffic switch is scheduled for July 2013, at which time traffic will be placed into the final four- lane configuration utilizing all travel lanes. Roadway lighting, final topsoil and seeding, landscaping and multi-use path construction will occur in the fall of 2013 and spring 2014.