Virginia Department of Transportation crews working with Newport News Waterworks will conduct waterline tie-in work on Lakeside Drive between Showalter Road and Winders Lane on Wednesday, beginning at 10 p.m., weather conditions permitting.

VDOT expects to complete the work by early Thursday morning. The tie-in is associated with the Lakeside Drive Improvements Project. Motorists should expect lane closures and flagging operations and drive with caution in this area, a VDOT spokesman said.

The project began in July 2013 and is designed to improve traffic flow through the Lakeside Drive corridor by adding left and right turn lanes at intersections. Improvements also call for paved shoulder, curb and gutter and storm drains.