W Ocean View Ave & Tidewater Dr Intersection Improvements Project

Project Information

Download the Project Information Sheet (PDF). *Updated on 6/25/21*

Download the Project Sketch (PDF). *Updated on 9/16/20*

Project Schedule

The new intersection of W Ocean View Ave and Tidewater Drive was opened in July 2020. Project completion is anticipated in fall 2021.

Project Update (July 28, 2021)

The Contractor is continuing to address quality issues with the asphalt pavement placed last November with spot treatments in a few locations. The temporary roadway closure on eastbound W. Ocean View Avenue between Tidewater Drive and Mason Creek Road is being rescheduled once again. The closure is tentatively rescheduled for this Thursday, July 29th between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., pending the weather and equipment repairs.  Otherwise, the work will take place one day next week, Monday – Thursday (August 2-5th) between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Vehicles heading eastbound on W. Ocean View Avenue will be detoured down southbound Tidewater Drive and up Mason Creek Road (see diagram below).

WOV Tidewater Paving Detour EB

Upon completion of the pavement repairs, pavement markings and traffic signs for the project will be completed. This will include additional bike lane and shared vehicle/bike lane pavement markings. It will also include conversion of the right northbound lane on Tidewater Drive at Mason Creek Road to a right turn only lane. Prior to project completion, the contractor will conduct “punch list” items, including repairing locations where the new curb and sidewalk have been damaged.

All remaining work for this project will be completed during off-peak hours, Monday-Thursday. Project completion is anticipated by fall of this year.

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.