Work has been moving along steadily on the project to bring another much needed crossing between Jefferson Avenue and Warwick Boulevard in Newport News. The Middle Ground Boulevard extension project is on schedule to be completed in the winter of 2014.
The Virginia Department of Transportation said that right now demolition is being done on Sunbury Condos and part of Mariner’s Green to help construct the project.
“It’s going very well,” said Jennifer Gwaltney, a spokeswoman for VDOT. “There’s been no noise disturbance and no traffic impacts related to that.” Gwaltney said the next step of the construction will involve building the intersection of Nat Turner Boulevard and Middle Ground Boulevard. “We’ve already changed the traffic pattern and we’re beginning the widening and realignment,” she said.
Work started on the Middle Ground Boulevard extension in the summer of 2012. It will provide a means of traveling between Jefferson Avenue and Warwick Boulevard in between Oyster Point Road and J. Clyde MorrisBoulevard.
The project is expected to cost nearly $38 million and construction is being performed by the contractor American Infrastructure. The extension will stretch nearly 1.25 miles.