Repair work scheduled for the 29-year-old Pungo Ferry Bridge; full weekend closures planned


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — The City of Virginia Beach Public Works announced routine maintenance work is scheduled for the 29-year-old Pungo Ferry Bridge. It carries drivers over the North Landing River between Virginia Beach and Chesapeake.

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The work is scheduled to begin this month with one lane expected to be closed in both directions Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The city said drivers should expect full weekend closures in March – May. The weekend closures would start Friday night at 9 p.m. to Monday morning 5 a.m.

Officials said crews will:

  • Repair the deck and beams
  • Work on bearing replacement
  • Make improvements to the bridge deck
  • Clean, pain, and waterproof steel components

On weekdays, a single lane will be open to traffic, controlled by flaggers. Both lanes will be open before 9 a.m. and after 3 p.m. each weekday.

The work is scheduled to be completed June 2021, weather permitting.

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