Road Resurfacing Planned for Repair of Work Areas at Starfish Rd, N. Great Neck Rd, Red Tide Rd and the Cape Henry Trail

Hello Shore Drive Community,

The following emails are updates from our friendly neighborhood Project Engineer regarding the repaving of areas that have recently had stormwater improvements completed.  It looks like paving of these areas is scheduled to be finished by the end of July.

Stay safe and stay healthy,

Todd

 

 

Dear SDCC,
An update for you on the some of the “rough-rides” you may be experiencing at Starfish Rd and N. Great Neck Rd.

Good news for these asphalt issues. We are trying to be fair to the contractor and limit his mobilization of final Asphalt surface course construction to two occurrences. The reason it is riding a little rough is because intermediate course has been placed on top for now, and yes, there are noticeable differences in elevation at the edge points that create a bump. The contractor is working at Red Tide Rd right now, and after he completes the storm sewer construction, we will then be milling (pavement planning) the asphalt down at Starfish Road, North Great Neck Road, the Cape Henry canal Trail and Red Tide Road. Then a complete overlay of surface course asphalt will be placed back in accordance with the Contract Documents.

At N. Great Neck Road, we are going to slightly beyond the limits of the trench excavation to make sure there is “no bump” and mill out the asphalt to only the right turn lane (northbound) and merging lane (southbound). But the future Shore Drive Phase III roadway project in a couple years (100% design) will be providing a complete intersection pavement rebuild along with that project. For Starfish Rd and Red Tide Rd, it will be complete face-of-curb (edge-of-pavement)) to the other face-of-curb (edge-of-pavement).

All This work will be completed by July.

The second mobilization of asphalt surface course will occur after the heavy construction at West Great Neck Road and Cape Henry Drive in the summer and fall.

Best Regards,

Brad

Bradley W. Vanderwarker, P.E.
Project Manager

City of Virginia Beach
PW/Stormwater Eng. Center
2473 N. Landing Road, Building 23, Room 139
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
(757) 385-4131 (main)
(757) 385-8556 (direct)
(757) 705-7507 (cellular)
bvanderwarker@vbgov.com

 

Additional details of the work being done on the Cape Henry Trail.  A plan of the work location can be seen by clicking here Cape Henry Trail Milling & Surface Course Overlay

Todd/Tim,
The milling and resurfacing of the Cape Henry Trail between W. Great Neck Road and N. Great Neck Road is graphically displayed in the attached.

This will provide a nice smooth trail system from the major construction at W. Great Neck Road over and through where the large 76”x48” Culvert behind the Fire Station was recently constructed. It ends just west of Sunstate Ct. where shown. It was not in the scope of this project to repair and resurface the trail to the east over to Beech Street.

Even with the localized construction at N. Great Neck Road, we are only repairing a localized section of the stamped brick area on the west side of N. Great Neck Road.

Further questions relative to the Cape Henry Trail program may be directed to Elaine Linn elinn@vbgov.com with Parks & Rec.

 

 

“I’m not for it and I’m not against it. I’m for working with the developers and the city and other stakeholders because the developers own property on Pleasure House Point that’s not preserved yet, so I think the smart thing would be to work with them,” he said.

Story at 13NewsNow.com:

There’s a plan to build more than 200 apartments on Shore Drive. The planned development would be located where an old boat and RV storage yard currently sits at the intersection of Marlin Bay and Shore Drive. 

While people said there is a need for more housing in the area, some neighbors are pushing back on the plans.

Learn more at SDCC.info.

Note the amount of trees and vital habitat that is at risk for destruction. Birds, including those migrating in the Atlantic Flyway, depend on Pleasure House Point and it’s open space to survive.

Sand Replenishment of Ocean Park Beach Scheduled for Spring 2020 Won’t Happen

The following email update was provided by City Staff explaining the reason the planned beach replenishment of Ocean Park beaches won’t be happening this Spring.

 

The City received three bids on April 7, 2020 for the beach nourishment of Ocean Park Beach. Unfortunately, all bids were over 50% higher than the available budget for the project. The primary driver as to why the bids came in significantly higher than the available budget is due to industry capacity related to the high demand for dredging along the east coast and the Gulf of Mexico for the next six months. No additional funding has been identified and not likely in the immediate future given the uncertainty in the proposed City budget. Therefore, a contract cannot be awarded based on the bids received.

Public Works staff has recommended rebidding the project with a longer period of performance to incentivize more favorable bids based on the available budget for Ocean Park Beach. A final determination on rebidding the project is pending. Please contact Mr. James White for additional information.

Respectfully,

James White, City of Virginia Beach

jawhite@vbgov.com

Virginia Beach Boat Church 10:30am Sunday Service to Honor Victims of 5.31.19 Shootings

Here is another opportunity to remember the victims of 5.31.19.

Dear Friend,

We are so excited to join together on Sunday for the First Ever Virginia Beach Boat Church!

We have moved to a NEW LOCATION at First Landing State Park at the East End of the Narrows near Crystal Lake. Come by boat which you can launch at the west end of 64th Street, or you can walk and attend on the beach next to the boat ramp. Look for the pontoon boat stage with a pink “Boat Church” banner.

It will be a beautiful service and a chance to come together to pray and remember those who lost their lives one year ago to the day at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center shooting. Join this service led by Trinity Church Pastor Randy Singer and two other great local churches, with special guests Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer and former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and others for this unique opportunity for fellowship.

See all the details attached. Please share this flyer with family and friends! You can also find us on Facebook at Virginia Beach Boat Church and Instagram @VirginiaBeachBoatChurch.

In the case of inclement weather, notice will be posted by 10pm Saturday evening on Facebook.

Be there to Worship on the Water at the Narrows off First Landing State Park, each Sunday from May 31 – September 6, 2020 at 10:30am.

Looking forward to seeing you,

Liz Seidel

Administrative Assistant
Virginia Beach Boat Church
virginiabeachboatchurch@gmail.com
Location:First Landing State Park, Sunday May 31-September 6, 2020
Find us on Facebook: Virginia Beach Boat Church
Find us on Instagram: @virginiabeachboatchurch

We Remember – Honoring the Victims on the Anniversary of the 5.31.19 Shootings

 

The City of Virginia Beach is planning several opportunities for residents to remember the victims and their families this weekend as we mark the anniversary of the awful events of 5.31.19.

Please visit the Love for VB website for a full list of events – https://www.loveforvb.com/remembrance

Additional remembrance activities can be found at the VB Strong Center website – https://thevbstrongcenter.org/services/

Some of the weekend highlights include:

Friday 5.29.20 

  • Wear Blue in remembrance
  • Observe a moment of silence at 4:06pm

Saturday 5.30.20

Sunday 5.31.20

  • 4:06 Online Remembrance Ceremony.
  • Leave your porch light on blue/white in remembrance

 

 

“Science shows that face coverings are an effective way to prevent transmission of the virus, but wearing them is also a sign of respect.”

View Executive Order here:

  • Personal care and grooming businesses

  • Essential and non-essential brick and mortar retail including grocery stores and pharmacies

  • Food and beverage establishments

  • Entertainment or public amusement establishments when permitted to open

  • Train stations, bus stations, and on intrastate public transportation, including in waiting or congregating areas

  • State and local government buildings and areas where the public accesses services

  • Any indoor space shared by groups of people who may congregate within six feet of one another or who are in close proximity to each other for more than ten minutes.