Final two bridge spans on Dominion Boulevard project open to traffic

Posted at 5:40 PM, Oct 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-31 09:45:28-04

CHESAPEAKE, Va. - The final two bridge spans on Dominion Boulevard at Cedar Road and the Veterans Bridge are now open to traffic in Chesapeake.

According to the Chesapeake Department of Public Works, traffic remains in a single lane in some areas.

A city press release anticipates all four lanes of Dominion Boulevard will be open to traffic starting Monday on the section of roadway that extends between Grassfield Pkwy and I-64/464.

As of 8 a.m., only one Northbound lane was open to traffic, both Southbound lanes remained open with freely flowing traffic.

New traffic patterns in the area are causing major delays and congestion getting on and off US 17 in these areas so drivers are urged to travel with caution and patience.

The multi-use path on the southbound span of the Veterans Bridge will not be open for another 1-2 weeks.

The speed limit will stay at 35mph until tolling begins to accommodate continued construction.

The toll system testing period will start on Monday and last for approximately 30 days. No tolls will be collected during this period of time.

Drivers are encouraged to use this time to get an E-ZPass to take advantage of the lowest rates once tolling beings. Passenger vehicles rates will start at $1 with an E-ZPass and $3 without an E-ZPass.