Section of Tidewater Drive back open, but more construction is on the way

Posted at 7:43 AM, Jun 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-27 07:43:01-04

Norfolk, Va. - A part of Tidewater Drive that was under construction for months is now back open.

But drivers may still need to take a detour.

Good news for drivers who have had to take the detour to get from Tidewater Drive to E Little Creek Road.

It reopened overnight.

The deadline was pushed back several times since the work started back in February.

Public Works officials say these improvements are necessary to replace an underpass that has outlived its 50-year life span.

They tell NewsChannel3 the work took longer than expected because of the weather and issues while digging up the ground.

But that everchanging deadline was frustrating folks that live and work around the area.

And there could be more issues when phase II begins and the underpass is shut down.