One lane of Northampton Boulevard closed for emergency repairs

Virginia Beach Public Works has announced the immediate closing of the outside northbound lane of Northampton Boulevard due to emergency shoulder repairs.   Crews are at the

location now inspecting and preparing for the repairs.  The location is near Shell Road at Lake Smith. (Photo courtesy of Virginia Beach Public Works.)

VIRGINIA BEACH — The outside northbound lane of Northampton Boulevard has been closed to accommodate emergency should repairs, the city’s public works department said. Crews began inspecting the location near Shell Road at Lake Smith on Friday. The repairs are expected to take several days to complete. More information can be found at

Part of Newtown Road in Norfolk to close until next Thursday for utility work

road work

NORFOLK — The section of Newtown Road between Princess Anne Road/Kempsville Road and Center Drive will close for a week, starting Thursday evening at 7 p.m. The road is expected to reopen Thursday, Feb. 23 at 5 a.m. Though Newtown Road’s southbound and northbound median lanes will close, left-hand turn lanes at intersections will remain open, according […]

Virginia Beach seeks input for Bayfront, Oceanfront transportation needs with survey

An HRT bus stop at 19th Street and Arctic Avenue. (Justin Belichis)

VIRGINIA BEACH — The city’s strategic growth area staff wants to know transportation needs of people who work at the Bayfront and the Oceanfront with a survey. Depending on the survey results, the city could explore new bus routes and frequencies, ride sharing options, or creative transportation demand management strategies, according to city manager Dave […]

Farm Fresh joins VDOT E-ZPass program

Independence Boulevard and Baxter Road. (Source: Google Maps, courtesy of Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization)

The Virginia Department of Transportation welcomed Farm Fresh to its E-ZPass On-the-Go retail program Friday. Hampton Roads residents can now purchase prepaid  E-ZPass transponders at each of the state’s 39 Farm Fresh retailers for convenient passage through the Downtown Tunnel, Midtown Tunnel, South Norfolk Jordan Bridge, Chesapeake Expressway, Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, Coleman Bridge and Dominion Boulevard Veterans Bridge, […]

HRT’s VB Wave route proposal could connect beach communities during the summer

An HRT bus stop at 19th Street and Arctic Avenue. (Justin Belichis)

VIRGINIA BEACH — A new proposed VB Wave shuttle pilot route could connect Virginia Beach’s northern beach communities to the Oceanfront, if city council blesses it. The city approached Hampton Roads Transit in October 2015  to look into a seasonal service that would connect the Oceanfront to the Bayfront, according to Antoinette White, HRT manager of […]

North Landing Bridge to reopen at 5 p.m. Thursday

City of Virginia Beach Official Seal

Emergency repairs caused the North Landing Bridge on Route 165 to close this morning at 8:15 a.m. Repair work is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. Thursday afternoon, according to a tweet from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The bridge is closed to vehicles and boats, and repairs will be made to a […]

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