VIRGINIA BEACH - Beginning as early as Feb. 25, contractor crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation will implement a series of traffic shifts on Laskin Road near the bridge over Linkhorn Bay to allow for continuing utility work as part of the Laskin Road Bridge Replacement and Widening Project,
The first traffic shift will be implemented on eastbound Laskin Road (toward the oceanfront) just east of the bridge over Linkhorn Bay as early as Feb. 25. Both lanes of eastbound Laskin Road will be shifted approximately 25 feet to the right, with traffic returning to its existing alignment prior to the Red Robin Road intersection.
The second traffic shift will be implemented on westbound Laskin Road (toward Hilltop) just west of the bridge as early as March 4. Both lanes of westbound traffic will be shifted to the right approximately 25 feet, with traffic returning to its existing alignment before the Winwood Drive intersection.
Each of the traffic shifts will open up space within the median on Laskin Road to allow crews to safely perform utility work. Over the course of this project, crews will install a total of 3.8 miles of new storm water drainage pipe, 3.1 miles of sanitary sewer pipe and 4.5 miles of domestic water pipe underground. The utility updates are expected to yield significant improvements to storm water management, drainage and water and sewage systems.
Barriers, flexible delineators and signage will be in place to guide traffic through the shifts. Access to businesses and other properties within the corridor will be maintained at all times, although left turns may be restricted in some locations.
Motorists traveling through the work zone are reminded to obey the reduced speed limit and be on the lookout for crews working alongside the roadway.
This work is weather-dependent and subject to change.