Multiple construction projects underway in Virginia Beach

Posted at 5:24 PM, Jul 09, 2014

Virginia Beach, Va. (WTKR) - A slew of construction projects are happening in Virginia Beach.

Construction on the new Bow Creek Rec Center is currently underway after the old facility closed in August 2012.

Right now, city records show final completion of the new Bow Creek is set for January 16, 2015 and it is scheduled to open to the public on February 5, 2015.

Related: Construction on new Bow Creek Rec Center starts

Right on the heels of Bow Creek, work is set to begin on replacing the Kempsville Recreation Center.

The city expects to close the existing rec center on January 1, 2015, with plans to demolish the current facility on February 15, 2015 to allow for construction to start on the new building by April 1, 2015.

City records show the new Kempsville Rec Center is set to open on December 31, 2016.

Related: Virginia Beach eyeing replacement for Kempsville Rec Center

Along Shore Drive, construction has started on the project to replace the Lesner Bridge.

The city expects the new span over the Lynnhaven Inlet to be open by June 2, 2017.

Related: Lesner Bridge Replacement Project Underway

At the Oceanfront, the Rudee Walk project, connecting Rudee Inlet to the Oceanfront is nearly finished.

That project is expected to be finished by July 15, 2014 according to city records.

You can learn more about the project by clicking here.

Ground is set to break on September 15, 2014 for a project to build youth baseball fields at Princess Anne Commons.

Those fields, along with a new stadium, are expected to open on August 15, 2015, according to city records.

You can learn more about the project by clicking here.

Work is currently underway to replace the Blackwater Fire and EMS Station #13.

Construction started on February 1, 2014 and it is expected to be complete by March 15, 2015.

Related: New fire station and upgraded park coming to Blackwater.

Construction on a new stretch of Nimmo Parkway is wrapping up.

Linking General Booth Boulevard to Holland Road, the new phase is set to open August 7, 2014 and is expected to help ease traffic congestion in the southern portion of the city.

Related: Your commute around southern Virginia Beach is about to change.

You can check out a full list of projects in Virginia Beach and their status here.