Virginia Beach, Virginia 2021-07-30 04:33:00 –
Virginia Beach, Virginia (WAVY) — A year-long bridge project continues that many drivers and nearby business owners can’t wait to complete.
Once the Ruskin Road Bridge replacement and widening project is complete, Ruskin Road will have an eight-lane split highway with bike lanes and sidewalks. Drivers are also ready to say goodbye to those infamous feeder lanes.
“It’s inconvenient now because people are aware of this construction, but the ultimate goal is to make the area safer and improve the mobility of the entire corridor,” said VDOT’s Senior Communication Officer. Jordan Ashley Walker said.
At this point, the feeder lane on the north side of Laskin Rd It is completely closed.
VDOT officials said they have made great strides and will reach some major milestones in the coming weeks.
“We plan to build the road in the next few weeks, so we’re doing utility work and, of course, replacing the bridge over Linkhorn Bay,” Walker said. “This is a big milestone and the project team is really excited.”
Construction will begin in 2019 and will be completed in the spring of 2023.
In the hustle and bustle of all construction work, Walker said he would ease it and monitor the workers.
“The most important thing is for the driver to follow the speed limit of 35 mph,” Walker said.
Please be aware of future changes in traffic volume.
The latest shift allows drivers to leave the Linkhorn Bay Condo and the Virginia Beach Campus of Norfolk Christian School.
10 On Your Side will provide the latest traffic information for this project on WAVY News 10 TODAY at 4: 30-7 and 7-9 on FOX43.
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