Virginia Beach planning improvements to Winston Salem Avenue

Posted at 5:32 PM, Aug 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-14 17:32:44-04

Virginia Beach, Va. (WTKR) - The City of Virginia Beach is planning to make some improvements along Winston Salem Avenue at the Oceanfront.

The goal of the project is to improve pedestrian access and connectivity between Mediterranean Avenue, the Rudee Loop Walkway and Pacific Avenue.

"We are going to plan to underground basically all of the lines that you see behind us here from Mediterranean Avenue all the way to Pacific Avenue. We are also going to replace all the aged infrastructure the water, sewer, gas, storm water," Senior Project Manager Michael Tippin explained.

The project will also include a total roadway reconstruction, new curb and gutter, a widened sidewalk on both sides of the street, as well as trees and LED lighting.

"I think from what I've seen, the drawings and the plans, it's definitely going to beautify it a lot; you know running all the utilities under ground, some new sidewalks and lighting," neighbor J. Majetich told NewsChannel 3's Todd Corillo Friday.

The project is currently in the design phase with construction not anticipated to begin until October 2016.