HAMPTON ROADS — An important component of the HRBT Expansion Project’s roadway construction is work on twenty-seven (27) landside bridges along the I-64 project corridor. Thirteen (13) of the bridge pairs – all located in Norfolk – are being rehabilitated and widened to include the addition of two new lanes of traffic to the bridge’s existing two traffic lanes. These new additional eastbound and westbound lanes will make all project bridges four-lanes wide.
These bridges/overpasses are located at: Bayville Street/13th View Street, Willoughby Bay Bridge, 4th View Street, Oastes Creek Bridge, 1st View Street, Bay Avenue, West Evans Street, Bayview Boulevard, Mason Creek Bridge, Patrol Road, Granby Street, I-564 Interchange, and Little Creek Road.
Mallory Street Bridge in Hampton is the one landside bridge slated for full replacement. The significant replacement work is scheduled to begin in October and will be carefully coordinated so that the two existing lanes of traffic on the bridge remain open, with no traffic disruption, during its many controlled demolition and new construction activities.
The new Mallory Street Bridge will feature several enhancements, including two northbound traffic lanes, two southbound traffic lanes, a center-turn traffic lane, pedestrian sidewalks, and new bike lanes on both the north and south sides of the bridge.
Upon completion of these twenty-seven bridges, the HRBT Expansion Project will feature a total of 39,792 linear feet (or 7.5 lane miles) of landside bridge decks.
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