Much of the work that’s been done on the Lynnhaven Parkway project is out of sight to the general public, but things are progressing. By late next year, a widened road and new bridge will create a new connection to Chesapeake.
The majority of work has been done for a 100-foot long bridge over Brigadoon Lake No. 2. The bridge – 17 feet tall at its highest elevation – spans four lanes.
Workers are installing the sound walls at Lynnhaven and Indian River roads, and utility installation has begun, said Jessica Blackburn, senior project manager for the City of Virginia Beach’s Public Works.
When completed, Lynnhaven Parkway will extend west to Centerville Turnpike.
It will complete a missing segment from the Brigadoon neighborhood to the Chesapeake side of Centerville.
The road is being transformed into a four-lane divided highway with four traffic signals, an 8-foot multi-use path for pedestrians and cyclists, a sidewalk, sound barriers, landscaping and beautification features.
The traffic signals will be added at Monument Drive, Heald Way, Beaufain Boulevard and Albright Drive as the portions of those roadways are completed.
The overall project, which is 1.7 miles long at a cost of $36.8 million, is scheduled for completion in late 2016.
Brigadoon Neighborhood Park, at 5277 Lynnhaven Parkway, was closed on Aug. 21 as work moves alongside that area. Blackburn said it is anticipated the park will be closed for six months.