You might want to avoid a portion of this road

VIRGINIA BEACH — Beginning Thursday, the section of Flanagans Lane between Sandbridge Road and Ashville Park Boulevard will be closed for roadside construction associated with the Ashville Park Weir project.

Work is expected to last through Jan. 30, city officials said.

During the road closure, traffic will detour through Ashville Park via Ashville Park Boulevard to Princess Anne Road.

All scheduled work is weather permitting.

Residential properties in the immediate vicinity of the road closure will remain accessible. No interruption to refuse collection or other City services is anticipated, according to the city.

Questions about the project? Contact Jonas Alered at 757-385-1470 or

(Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of the City of Virginia Beach)
(Southside Daily photo/Courtesy of the City of Virginia Beach)

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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.