Drainage Improvements Work Begins on Cape Henry Drive between Starfish Road & Ebb Tide Road

Starting next week.

From News Release:

Drainage Improvements Work Begins on Cape Henry Drive between Starfish Road & Ebb Tide Road


Virginia Beach Public Works is providing an update for a new Eastern Shore Drive Drainage Improvements Project Advance Section 1C.2.


The contractor will commence construction for this 2nd phased drainage project for the Lynnhaven Colony area the week of August 1-5, 2022. The work will be solely located on Cape Henry Drive between Starfish Road to Ebb Tide Road. The project will relocate a large gravity sanitary sewer which exists beneath the Cape Henry Canal, southward to underneath Cape Henry Drive. This work is necessary to widen and deepen the Cape Henry Canal beginning the summer of next year.
It’s important to note that this work will not interfere with traffic at W. Great Neck Road. Cape Henry Drive will be closed for through traffic in two phases of construction between the side streets noted above, with a detour plan for each phase.

The Contractor will continue to provide access to resident’s driveways, mail, trash pickup and emergency services. The Cape Henry Trail will not be shut down and will continue to provide service during construction. The trail and Cape Henry Drive construction will be separated with a 4’ high visibility fence.

The anticipated schedule is:
August 1, 2022 – July 14, 2023.


The contractor for the job is Trident Civil.
For additional information, please contact Christina Tumminelli, Project Manager
with Trident Civil at (757) 393-5904, or Public Works Engineering at (757) 385-4131.

“Other information of note is that we are combining these three projects into one large construction package to be advertised JULY 2023:”

“As of now there are no plans to use it as a dredge materials transfer station”

Or:

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.

We don’t think it’ll look like this but we haven’t seen “AN ORDINANCE”.

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.

BRIEF HISTORY

Today:

We believe a couple of the rules might come from Beaches & Waterways Commission Report from 2012.

2018

“…there are no plans to use the wharf for a dredge materials transfer station.”

“The wharf was approved on a temporary basis back in 2012, as part of the Lesner Bridge construction. Now, the city wants to keep the wharf permanently.”

2012

“The Assistant City Manager and City Staff were there to present plans for the Lesner Bridge replacement AND Building a Permanent Industrial Site at Crab Creek.”

Links to, and screen shots of archived Official Western Branch Lynnhaven River Maintenance Dredging (CIP 8-005) Public Works page at VBGov.com.

Partial screen shot of Official Page at VBGov.com.

A response from Mayor Sessoms re: turning the beloved Lynnhaven Boat Ramp and Beach Facility into a permanent dredge spoils location for the entire Lynnhaven Watershed.

2009

LBR&BF will not have dredge spoils transfer station

2008

“Based upon feedback received at the Public Meeting, alternate sites for a dredged material transfer station were evaluated. The proposed transfer facility has been moved from the Lynnhaven Boat Ramp Facility to a site located near the crossing of Thalia Creek and Virginia Beach Blvd.” City of Virginia Beach April 2009

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?

2007

BAC was concerned with permanent dredge material transfer station.

BoatRampClosing.com.

“A public comment session will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 9. Then, the council members will vote on the new Bayside representative.”

View article at Pilotonline.com.

The Virginia Beach City Council reviewed the nine complete applications submitted for the Bayside District City Council vacancy and shortlisted three individuals for interviews. They are:

Delceno Miles
Ronald Ripley
Charlotte Zito

Review their resumes, statement of econmic interests and more at VBGov.com.

Updated Presentation info for BAC Thursday July 21 meeting

Join us at Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Thursday July 21.

PRESENTATIONS

1) Informational presentation -Stop work order for CBF reefs Justin Worrell (Deputy Chief) and Tiffany Barge (Environmental Engineer) – Habitat Management Division Virginia Marina Resources Commission

2) Permit application of proposed aquaculture float application in Broad Bay – Benn Stagg (Chief), Shellfish Division, Virginia Marine Resources Commission

3) Informational presentation and Commission recommendation regarding the following: 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 Dan Adams – Public Works

4) Informational presentation Ocean Park Sand Replenishment Dan Adams – Public Works

Bayfront Advisory Commission (BAC) meets at OPVRS – Ocean Park Volunteer Rescue Squad at 3769 E Stratford Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23455. Enter door opposite Shore Drive.

CALL TO ORDER is – 3:30 pm