Public Works Announces Maintenance Work to Begin on Long Creek Bridge to begin work the week of September 27, 2021.

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The Virginia Beach Public Works Operations Group has scheduled routine maintenance to the Long Creek Bridge on West Great Neck Road beginning the end of this month. Crews will begin work the week of September 27, 2021.

The structure is currently 60 years old (built circa 1961) and carries two lanes of traffic over Long Creek and provides vehicular access to Bay Island.

This project is considered preventative maintenance and will consist of:

  • Repairs to the deck and beams
  • Repairs/replacement of expansion joints
  • Epoxy deck overlay
  • Cleaning, painting, and waterproofing of piles, caps, and beams
  • Replacement of bridge fender system

The project will require phased closures of sections of the bridge with ingress/egress to Bay Island being maintained at all times.

The work is scheduled to be completed April 2022 – weather permitting.

Additional information and schedules will be published on a regular basis as they are finalized.

For questions, information, and updates, please e-mail:

“The next public hearing about the Marlin Bay apartments is at a Virginia Beach City Council meeting on Oct. 19, 2021.”

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“Virginia Beach leaders support apartment complex development in [OCEAN PARK] despite community outcry”.

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“Future residential uses should strive to achieve the lowest reasonable density to be compatible with the existing neighborhood residential density.”



News about Marlin Bay Apartments speculative development plan on tv tonight.

“The BAC passed a motion to not support the project stating that it did not meet the density recommendations in the Comprehensive Plan or the . . .”

View current plan for Marlin Bay Apartments.

Choices will be made at Planning Commission Meeting September 8th 2021 that will affect future generations – not only in Virginia Beach.

Is 197 apartments adjacent to Pleasure House Point the best land use of this parcel in The Gateway to Virginia Beach located near the internationally renowned Brock Environmental Center in a City that is 2nd nationally for impact from sea level rise after only New Orleans?

View details about Planning Commission Hearing

A Public Hearing of the Virginia Beach Planning Commission will be held on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. in the Council Chamber at City Hall, Building 1, 2nd Floor at 2401 Courthouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Members of the public will be able to observe the Planning Commission meeting through livestreaming on, broadcast on VBTV, and via WebEx. Citizens who wish to speak can sign up to speak either in-person at the Council Chamber or virtually via WebEx by completing the two-step process below. A Staff briefing session will be held at 9:00 a.m.. All interested parties are invited to observe.

Note: Proposal is ~ 50 units/acre. Proffers can be changed by future City Councils.

Road work on Pleasure House Road starts tomorrow, Wednesday September 1

From official News Release:

News Release


August 31, 2021

VA Beach Public Works Announces Road Work on Pleasure House Road

Virginia Beach Public Works has announced that a road improvement project on Pleasure House Road will begin on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

The work will be on Pleasure House Road from Independence Boulevard to Northampton Boulevard – both northbound and southbound lanes.

The work will include milling, paving, and pavement marking improvements.

The work hours will begin at 7 p.m. each evening and end at 5 a.m. The project 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.

All scheduled work is weather permitting. The project is scheduled to be completed by September 16, 2021.

Virginia Paving is the contractor for the project.

For additional information, please contact Dennis Simon at (757) 385-1470, or Lonnie Minson with Virginia Paving at (757) 675-8714. ### News Releases: City of Virginia Beach | Public Works Department | Virginia Beach, VA 23456