Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Here’s an update on the Longhill widening project

Trees are being cut down so the utilities can be moved underground in preparation for the Longhill Road widening project, according to VDOT. (WYDaily/Tom Davis)
Trees have been cut down so the utilities can be moved underground in preparation for the Longhill Road widening project, according to VDOT. (WYDaily/Tom Davis)

The Virginia Department of Transportation has been relocating utilities since September.

“The area from Route 199 to Olde Towne Square is scheduled to be completed by May 2019, and the remainder of the relocations are scheduled to be completed by March 2021,” said Brittany McBride Nichols, public relations specialist for VDOT.

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The Longhill Road widening project is currently in the “coming soon” phase with construction estimated to start mid-summer, according to the project’s website.

McBride Nichols said the project will be completed by the end of the summer in 2021 and the fenced-in memorial garden at the King of Glory Lutheran Church will not be impacted by roadway construction.

Julia Marsigliano
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Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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