Roadwork will start here so plan your trips accordingly

First Colonial Road Improvements. (Southside Daily/Courtesy of Virginia Beach Public Works)
First Colonial Road Improvements. (Southside Daily/Courtesy of Virginia Beach Public Works)

VIRGINIA BEACH — Motorists might want to take a note of this: Road improvement work will start Sunday on First Colonial Road Donna Drive to Wisconsin Avenue on Sunday.

Virginia Beach Public Works officials said the work will be in both the northbound and southbound lanes, and will begin 375 feet north of Wisconsin Avenue to 250 feet past the Interstate 264 overpass.  It will include both northbound and southbound lanes, turn lanes, and the ramps.

The work will be from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m., and will include milling, paving and pavement marking improvements, officials said.

The milling and paving operation is likely to produce traffic delays, congestion and some construction noise.  Warning signs will be posted advising motorists of lane closures.

Public Works officials urge motorists to use alternate traffic routes when possible.

All scheduled work is weather permitting, and is expected to be completed by Wednesday (March 13).

Virginia Paving is the contractor.

For additional information, contact Lonnie Minson with Virginia Paving at 757-675-8714, or Doug Smith with Public Works Operations at 757-615-2090.

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