NORFOLK, VA – The City of Norfolk’s Department of Transit is six months into the Granby Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project in which the bridge is undergoing extensive repairs to extend its useable life. Both the bridge deck and the support structures are being repaired to address current corrosion and deterioration issues as well as improve the bridge’s condition.
Starting on Wednesday, April 21, the southbound bike lane on the Granby Street Bridge will be closed and temporarily converted into a vehicle lane. Also starting that day between 9 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., southbound Granby Street will be reduced temporarily to a single lane of traffic over the bridge until Friday, April 23.
Between Friday, April 23 and Saturday, May 8, the northbound and southbound left lanes on the Granby Street Bridge will be closed. Throughout this timeframe, the right northbound lane and sidewalk on the east side of the bridge will remain closed. Business and residential entrances will be maintained during the lane closures.
Starting on Saturday, May 8 until fall 2021, the entire northbound side of the bridge will be closed to facilitate bridge repairs. The following conditions can be expected until fall 2021:
- The southbound bike lane on the Granby Street bridge will be temporarily converted into a vehicle lane. The bike lane will be restored at the end of the project in fall 2022.
- Two lanes of traffic will remain open in the southbound direction on Granby Street.
- Northbound traffic on Granby Street will be reduced to one lane north of 41st Street until the end of the bridge just south of Willow Wood Drive.
- The speed limit will remain temporarily reduced to 25 MPH on northbound Granby Street, between 40th Street and Windham Road.
- The speed limit will remain temporarily reduced to 25 MPH on southbound Granby Street, between South Arden Circle and 41st Street, and on southbound Llewellyn Avenue, between the Granby Street Bridge and 38th Street.
- The sidewalk on the east side of the bridge will remain closed temporarily. The sidewalk on the west side of the bridge will remain open.
- The fishing pier will remain closed temporarily.
Full closure of the southbound side of the bridge is anticipated in early 2022. Future updates will be announced on message boards along Granby Street, media alerts, norfolk.gov, Nextdoor and project update emails. To receive project update emails, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the project, visit www.norfolk.gov/granbybridge.