Thanks to Public Works Director Lj Hansen, Senior Project Manager Dan Adams, City Manager Liaison Jonathan Torres, City Attorney Kay Wilson & Councilpersons Delceno Miles & John Moss, and OPCL President Danny Murphy for meeting with us Friday morning in the new Building One at the Municipal Center to work out the details of the Ordinance & User Agreement for private use of the LBR&BFDMTS.
We really appreciate the community engagement in this process!
Public Works Announces Two Road Work Projects Starting on Aug. 15
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (Aug. 12, 2022) — Virginia Beach Public Works has announced two road improvement projects, one on Shore Drive and another on Edwin Drive, will begin on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022.
The work on Edwin Drive (north- and southbound) will be from:
Independence Boulevard to South Boulevard,
Expressway Drive from Edwin Drive to South Boulevard
Investors Place from Independence Boulevard to the cul-de-sac,
South Boulevard from Colonial Parkway West to Independence Boulevard
The project on Shore Drive (east- and westbound) will occur from:
Kendall Street to Beech Street
Lynnhaven Drive from Great Neck Road North to Great Neck Road West
Great Neck Road West from the cul-de-sac to Adam Keeling Road
Adam Keeling Road from Great Neck Road North to Great Neck Road West
Both projects will include milling, paving, and pavement marking improvements. Work hours will begin at 7 p.m. each evening and end at 5 a.m. The projects will likely produce traffic delays, congestion, and some construction noise. Advanced warning signs will be clearly posted advising motorists of lane closures. Citizens are urged to use alternate traffic routes when possible.
Work on Edwin Drive is scheduled to be complete by Wednesday, Aug. 24. Shore Drive improvements are scheduled to be complete by Wednesday, Aug. 31. All scheduled work is weather permitting.
Virginia Paving is the contractor for both projects. For additional information, contact Dennis Simon at 757-385-1470, or Lonnie Minson with Virginia Paving at 757-675-8714.
A brief history of attempting to use the beloved Lynnhaven Boat Ramp & Beach Facility(LBR&BF) as an industrial operation including safety conflicts with families, kids & boaters without checks & balances and logical rules & regulations for its safe use.
You probably heard by now BAC voted to support:
“AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF USE AGREEMENTS BETWEEN THE CITY AND INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY OWNERS PERMITTING USE OF THE CITY-OWNED LYNNHAVEN TRANSFER FACILITY FOR PRIVATE DREDGING PROJECTS”
We look forward to working with all stakeholders of the LBR&BF in ensuring “private dredging operations” will be safe and have the least amount of negative impact on this wildly popular VB Parks & Recreation facility.
We also look forward to seeing the words in “AN ORDINANCE”.
You might want to contact your City Council person today about this.
We believe a couple of the rules might come from Beaches & Waterways Commission Report from 2012.
Do you remember a barge hitting the Lesner Bridge days before City Council was to vote on making the LBR&BF a “dredge material transfer station”?
Do you remember a boat going up in flames in minutes on beach in river by LBR&BF?
Do you remember the tractor trailer delving to Starbucks losing all electronics – as in no brakes, no lights etc on Lesner Bridge & fortunately the skilled driver successfully jack knifed the truck to stop it which closed the Lesner Bridge for hours?