HRTPO staff regularly highlights a project that is currently being implemented within the Hampton Roads region. The Nansemond Parkway/Wilroy Road Overpass Over Commonwealth Railway will provide a grade-separated overpass for Nansemond Parkway over the Commonwealth Railway at the intersection of Wilroy Road and Nansemond Parkway. The overpass includes construction of an approximate 200-foot bridge structure with adequate height to allow for passage of double-stacked rail transport containers.
The project will also realign Wilroy Road from just north of Bridlewood Lane to approximately 2,200 feet south of the existing Nansemond Parkway/Wilroy Road Intersection and includes a sidewalk and multi-use path, drainage improvements, stormwater management facilities, and signalization.
The project will alleviate the conflict between vehicular and rail traffic at this intersection and greatly improve safety as the existing intersection currently operates at a deficient Level of Service (LOS) when the adjacent rail crossing is blocked by rail traffic.
The cost estimate for the project is approximately $22.5 million and is currently under construction. Completion of the project is expected to be in 2025.
Source: HRTPO, VDOT, City of Suffolk
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To view other projects in the region, visit the Hampton Roads Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) webpage at https://www.hrtpotip.org/.