The New Dominion

by Scott A. Lovell, P.E., Vice President, Area Manager; WSP USA, Virginia Beach, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2018, Vol. 88, Issue 7, Pg. 54-61


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The $400-million Dominion Boulevard Improvement Project, finished in 2016, is the largest locally administered project completed in the Commonwealth of Virginia to date. The project transformed Dominion Boulevard, in Chesapeake, from a two-lane road into a four-lane limited access, divided, toll highway composed of three new grade-separated interchanges and a twin-span bridge, crossing the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Innovative funding solutions, a jack-of-all-trades design team, and public involvement helped bridge the gap between concept and reality.

Subject Headings: Traffic management | Highway bridges | Tolls | Interchanges | Waterways | Innovation | Financing | Bridge design | Virginia | United States

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