New intersection to replace West Ocean View Avenue flyover

Posted at 12:19 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 12:23:08-04

NORFOLK, Va. - An at-grade, signalized intersection is due to replace the W. Ocean View Avenue flyover located at Tidewater Drive.

The flyover is due to close on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. It is fixable, but would require a remarkable reclamation project to extend its service life, according to the City of Norfolk.

The new intersection will have improved safety, pedestrian and bicycle accessibility, and context-sensitivity. In the new configuration, eastbound W. Ocean View Avenue traffic between 4th View Street and Mason Creek Road will pass straight through the new signalized intersection with Tidewater Drive.

The separation will be maintained between Tidewater Drive traffic to 4th View Street and westbound W. Ocean View Avenue traffic to Willoughby Spit.

Demolition of the flyover is scheduled to take place from Tuesday, July 21 through Sunday, July 26, 2020.