Traffic shift in busy Hilltop area to start this week


VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – VDOT is alerting drivers of a traffic shift as part of the Laskin Road Bridge Replacement & Widening Project.

The impacted area is between Winwood Drive and Red Robin Road. The shift is expected to start the afternoon of December 10, weather permitting.

The two westbound lanes (toward Hilltop) will be shifted toward the shoulder from just before the bridge over Linkhorn Bay. The two eastbound lanes (toward the Oceanfront) will be shifted toward the median, creating room for work on the south side of Laskin Road.

“There will be people moving in and out of the work zone, people, workers, so [drivers] want to be mindful of giving them some extra time so they can anticipate any extra time or obstacles in the work zone,” VDOT Communication Specialist Nina Napolitano said.

Napolitano says there will be times between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. where only one lane is open in each direction.

Crews have placed barriers and signage to help the flow of traffic.

Left-turn access and U-turn access may be restricted in certain areas.

There will be potential lane closures for the next six months.

To learn more about the Laskin Road Bridge Replacement & Widening Project or to sign up for project updates and traffic alerts, visit this link.

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