Terminal Boulevard Resurfacing Project
Project at a Glance
June 3, 2016
Completed Nov. 18, 2016
Lengths and Limits
Hampton Roads Public Affairs
Pavement was resurfaced along Terminal Boulevard in the city of Norfolk, between Interstate 564 and Hampton Boulevard.
Work also included resurfacing the I-564 off-ramp onto Terminal Boulevard West.
The Norfolk-maintained portion is 1.32 miles and the portion maintained by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is 0.67 miles.
Both areas were resurfaced under this project, which was be managed by VDOT.
The Terminal Boulevard Resurfacing Project included:
- Rubblization of existing concrete pavement, with an overlay of 6 inches of asphalt pavement
- Adjustments to affected drop inlets, bringing them up to the grade of the new roadway
- Constructing new curbs and gutters
- Removal and replacement of existing guardrails
- Tying into the existing grade at Ruthven Road and Diven Street intersections to avoid impacts to railroad
- Removal and replacement of damaged stormwater pipes
What is Rubblization?
Rubblization is a construction method that prevents cracking in old pavement from affecting the overlay of new pavement.
- A rubblization machine breaks up the old concrete pavement into aggregate.
- The aggregate stays on the roadway, and serves as a base for the new roadway.
- Asphalt is laid on top of the rubblized concrete.
The project was completed Nov. 18, 2016, nearly two months ahead of the original contract completion date of Jan. 13, 2017.
The contract was awarded in May 2016 to Virginia Paving for approximately $5 million.