There may be traffic issues at the Oceanfront in the coming days

Intersection of 17th Street and Atlantic Avenue at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Intersection of 17th Street and Atlantic Avenue at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. (Southside Daily/Courtesy of the City of Virginia Beach)

VIRGINIA BEACH — Public Works has announced that signal construction work at the intersection of 17th Street and Atlantic Avenue began Monday.

The project is expected to be completed by March 28, according to a news release from the city. Work will take place from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day, excluding weekends and special events.

There will be a temporary lane closure on 17th Street and Atlantic Avenue. The 17th Street lane closure will be for left turns and through traffic at the intersection.

The Atlantic Avenue lane closure will be for both northbound and southbound. Left turns and through traffic for both will be restricted.

The work is likely to produce some traffic delays, congestion, and some construction noise.  Warning signs will be clearly posted advising motorists of lane closures, according to the city.

The city is urging motorists to use alternate traffic routes whenever possible.

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An extensive writing background and love of storytelling brought Joshua Weinstein to Southside Daily in 2017. You can find him reporting on Virginia Beach City Government, major land developments, and anything in the public interest.