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 – Spring 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 (Spring 2020 – Summer 2020)
    • Close existing eastbound Ocean View Ave lane leading to flyover and redirect all traffic to new signalized intersection
    • Demolish bridge and portions of approaches
    • 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 in each direction along westbound Ocean View Avenue and Tidewater Drive at all times (except during bridge demolition)
    • Two lanes of traffic will be maintained on Ocean View Avenue eastbound from 4th View Street to Tidewater Drive at all times (except during bridge demolition)
    • Bridge demolition will require full closure of Tidewater Drive for several nights and one full weekend – tentatively scheduled for Spring 2020.

Public Notifications

  • There will be message boards up announcing traffic pattern changes ahead of time
  • Anyone interested in receiving updates by email can request to be added to the list by emailing the Project Manager, olga.beltsar@norfolk.gov.
  • Tidewater Drive closure will be announced in a press release, on the city website, in the city newsletter, and to nearby civic league boards