Virginia Beach Boulevard Route 58 Widening (Widens the existing road from four lanes to six-lanes)
Project at a Glance
June 14, 2010
Lengths and Limits
Virginia Beach Blvd. from Jett Street to Briar Hill Road in Norfolk
What's Being Done
The existing Virginia Beach Boulevard is a four lane divided highway from Jett Street to Briar Hill Road near the Military Highway (Route 13) interchange. This project will widen the existing highway from four to six lanes with turn lanes, a raised median, modified signals, and lighting.
Traffic operations will significantly improve as a result of widening this section of Virginia Beach Boulevard.
Construction of this $19.5 million project started in January 2008. Completion is scheduled for June 2010.
Why is this road being built?
The widening of Virginia Beach Boulevard is consistent with the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission's 2021 Regional Transportation Plan.
By the year 2025, it is anticipated that the number of vehicles per day on this stretch will increase to approximately 46,000 to 52,000 vehicles per day.
The proposed widening will greatly improve traffic operations along this segment of Virginia Beach Boulevard.
The project construction on the mainline of Virginia Beach Boulevard is complete. New traffic signals are operational and activated. Traffic is in the permanent configuration.
Final construction phase includes the Raby Road reconstruction, which is currently underway.
The project is scheduled for completion May, 2010.