Virginia Beach road projects on region’s $1.9 billion wish list

VDOT hosted a public meeting Tuesday to highlight the $1.9 billion worth of projects that Hampton Roads localities have asked the state to fund.

Those 45 projects won’t all make the cut, but a city can dream. The requests will be run through a new scoring system and ranked against project submissions from across the state to determine which ones will receive money in VDOT’s next Six-Year Improvement Program.

The new prioritization process was directed by state legislation known as House Bill 2. The Commonwealth Transportation Board will select which projects to fund and include in the Six-Year Improvement Program by June, according to VDOT.

Here is a look at Virginia Beach’s four local project requests:

(Note: A request to fund improvements to the I-64/264 interchange was submitted as a regional project. The amounts requested under HB2 do not reflect the projects’ total cost. The details and photos were provided by the city. The funding request amounts come from a VDOT document.)


Elbow Road Extended Phase II-BElbowRoad

  • This would construct two lanes on a four-lane right-of-way from the Chesapeake city line to Margaret Drive.
  • Includes a new two-lane bridge
  • Length: 1.2 miles
  • Amount requested under HB2: $24 million




Laskin Road Bridge ReplacementLaskin

  • This would replace the bridge over Linkhorn Bay.
  • It would accommodate six lanes of traffic and address a bridge that has deck and beam deterioration.
  • Amount requested under HB2: $10 million





Centerville Turnpike Phase IIICentervilleTurnpike

  • This would build a four-lane divided highway from Kempsville Road to the Chesapeake city line.
  • It would include on- and off-road bike accommodations and address congestion.
  • Length: 1.2 miles
  • Amount requested under HB2: $6 million



Indian River Road Phase VII-AIndianRiverRoad

  • This would construct two lanes on a four-lane righ-of-way from Lynnhaven Parkway to Elbow Road.
  • Length: 2.3 miles
  • Amount requested under HB2: $20 million


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