W Ocean View Ave & Tidewater Dr Intersection Improvements Project

Download the Project Information Sheet (PDF).

Download the Project Sketch (PDF).

Tentative Project Schedule

  • Phase 1 (Spring 2019 – Winter 2020)
    • Lane shifts only, no lane closures
    • Tidewater Drive northbound transition from 2 lanes to 1 lane shifted closer to Mason Creek Rd (will become a permanent change)
  • Phase 2 (Winter 2020 – Summer 2020)
    • Ocean View Ave eastbound onto Tidewater Drive southbound reduced from 2 lanes to 1 lane (will become a permanent change)
    • Complete installation and activation of new traffic signals 
  • Phase 3 (Summer - Fall 2020)
    • Close existing eastbound Ocean View Ave lane leading to flyover and redirect all traffic to new signalized intersection (completed July 15, 2020)
    • Demolish bridge and portions of approaches (completed July 26, 2020)
    • Complete all work and close out project

Traffic Management

  • Each of the phases in the project schedule have associated temporary traffic patterns. Download the Anticipated Temporary Traffic Patterns Handout (PDF).
  • During construction, residents and people passing through the work area can expect the following traffic management measures:
    • Entrances affected by the work zone will be maintained at all times to provide access to businesses and/or residents
    • Intermittent closures of existing sidewalk
    • One lane of traffic will be maintained along westbound W Ocean View Avenue and  in each direction  onTidewater Drive at all times (except during bridge demolition and select short duration activities)
    • Two lanes of traffic will be maintained on W Ocean View Avenue eastbound from 4th View Street to Tidewater Drive at all times (except during bridge demolition and select short duration activities)
    • Bridge demolition required full closure of Tidewater Drive the night of July 24th until the night of July 26th, 2020. No further road closures are anticipated.

Public Notifications

  • There will be message boards up announcing traffic pattern changes ahead of time
  • Traffic pattern changes and major activities will be announced on this webpage, on Nextdoor.com, and by email to nearby civic league boards and the project update email list.
  • Anyone interested in receiving updates by email can request to be added to the list by emailing the Project Manager, olga.beltsar@norfolk.gov.