Military Highway lane reduction project ends Wednesday

Posted at 3:34 PM, Aug 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-16 15:35:16-04

Military Hwy projectNORFOLK, Va. – The Military Highway lane reduction project is scheduled to end on Wednesday.

The reduction is a week and a half ahead of schedule and will reopen to two lanes in each direction by 5 a.m.

Crews have been working on a railroad crossing replacement for the Military Highway Continuous Flow Intersection project.

Traffic will be stopped Tuesday night from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. to prepare for the traffic to switch back to the regular roadway.

Some commuters have had concerns over the project as lanes have been closed.

The project cost $59.8 million, according to the City of Norfolk.

It combines the addition of new lanes, new signals, and a new continuous flow intersection that will increase capacity in the corridor.

Project construction will be ongoing, but two lanes in each direction will remain open during peak travel times.