NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Drivers will notice a traffic pattern change along Brambleton Ave. near Colley Ave. in Norfolk this weekend where a road construction project is underway. Traffic lanes will go from six to four.
"This Sunday we'll move people over to the new lanes that are being paved now," said Chris Chambers, a project manager with the Norfolk Public Works Department. "Then we'll tear up the existing lanes and rebuild them, raise them up and rebuild them, and move them back over to the new lanes."
Chambers said Brambleton Ave. will be raised about one and a half to two feet in some areas during construction.
"Most of the flooding that we have here is not due to rain events, but the tide coming in," said Chambers. "So raising the road above the tide level will make it passable."
Chambers noted that the medical center is nearby, and keeping the road free of flooding will allow access -- something Greg Headen knows first hand because he works in the Fort Norfolk area.
"Floods all the time, all the time," he said. "I've seen where people have to turn around and go home because they can't make it in."
Headen hopes this construction project will change that.
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