Milling and Paving of Shore Drive to Start Monday Aug. 15th.

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
  • Southport Circle

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.

“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.