Lower Jefferson Avenue Utilities Relocation  & Street Reconstruction

Lower Jefferson Avenue Utilities Relocation & Street Reconstruction

Date: 31 Jan 2014
Category: Southeast Community

Coming quickly on the heels of completed Phase I Jefferson Avenue utilities relocations between 25th and 36th Streets, design for the Phase II portion, from 12th Street through 25th Street, continued to 95% completion in 2015. EDA/IDA staff continued its co-lead role with other City departments and the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority in guiding design for the Phase II blocks. Nearly 16,000 vehicles pass through this portion of Jefferson Avenue daily, so the goal is to greatly improve its appearance and the quality of life for residents nearby, as well as attract more business development in this section of Jefferson Avenue in support of the current redevelopment efforts underway in the area.

By the end of 2015, Atkins North America had completed 95% design plans work for utilities relocation and streetscape reconstruction, including landscaping, new and upgraded sidewalks and ADA-compliant intersection ramps, water, sanitary sewer and stormwater pipe replacements where required, consolidation of existing utilities and upgrades to street lighting. Partial funding with VDOT Revenue Sharing matching dollars will augment $8.5 million in CIP funding allocated in FY 2017 and FY 2018 for construction.

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