You might want to be aware of this road closure

VIRGINIA BEACH — Starting at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, utility work will affect traffic on a section of Lake Edward Drive.

The project is expected to be completed by 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, weather permitting, according to a news release from the city.

Lake Edward Drive will be temporarily closed between Hampshire Lane and East Hastings Arch. Warning signs will be posted advising motorists of the utility work and detour routes. Residents will have access to their properties at all times.

For more information, contact Jody Harp with Virginia Beach Public Utilities at 757-376-1209.

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John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.