Norfolk, Va. - Preparation work has begun on the Brambleton Avenue Improvement Project in Norfolk.
The project focuses on the area near Brambleton Avenue and Colley Avenue. It's designed to improve access to the Fort Norfolk area and help address tidal flooding along Brambleton.
Dual left-turn lanes will be installed from westbound Brambleton onto Colley, as well as from northbound Colley onto Brambleton.
A section of westbound Brambleton will also be widened and elevated in order to address flooding issues.
Preliminary utility work in the area has already begun and the project should be complete by Spring 2014.
With work already underway nearby on the new Midtown Tunnel project and another project to replace the Jamestown Crescent Culvert set to begin soon, the City of Norfolk is working hard to coordinate projects in order to minimize the impact to drivers.
"It takes a lot of coordination on our part. We have to make sure we look at which roads we close and the flow of traffic so that everyone can safely get to and from their destinations," explained Jeneen White with the Department of Public Works. "We know that it’s going to affect a lot of people, not just the immediate community but surrounding travelers that are coming in to use that area."
You can follow the work on the Brambleton Avenue Improvement Project here.
Learn more about the Jamestown Crescent Culvert Replacement Project here.
Follow updates on the Midtown Tunnel project here.