Virginia Beach, Va. – Virginia Beach Public Works has announced that the westbound road improvements project on Shore Drive has been completed.
The new bike routes are now open to bicyclists.
This completes a 2-phase project that began with shoulder widening and improvements on the eastbound lanes on Shore Drive from Kendall Street for about 3.5 miles to 83rd Street.
Work on the westbound side, Phase II, began in November 2012 with widening, milling and paving and other improvements from 83rd Street to Kendall Street for about 3.5 miles.
The total amount of footage that was improved was about 36,000 linear feet, or about 7 miles.
Officials say this project was part of the almost 30 miles of bike routes that have been added over the last year.
“The people of Virginia Beach want a healthy community,” said Mayor William Sessoms. “They want less congestion on our streets and roadways. They want less dependency on vehicles and more opportunities for biking and other healthy activities. They want more bikeways and trails so they can do exactly those things. The City Council and I made a commitment to these goals, and believe this is just the next step of many in our goal of making Virginia Beach a ‘bike-friendly city.’”