This project involves 4.4-mile widening and reconstruction of the existing highway into a six- to 12-lane highway and adding a new 2.4-mile, four-lane express bridge crossing over Clear Creek Channel at Galveston Bay. The existing ¾-mile bridge at Clear Creek is a tourist corridor and evacuation route that will also be widened. Grade separations will be added at major intersections and access roads will be added in selected location, grade separations will be added at major intersections, and access roads will be added in selected locations. The project is in an environmentally sensitive area surrounded by navigable waterways and wetlands.
The project team provided an unmatched level of commitment, expertise, and experience crucial to the execution of this unique project in a condensed nine-month timeline. The entire team worked tirelessly to deliver this unique project and restore a vital transportation network to the city.
The Lesner Bridge is arguably Virginia Beach's signature bridge and boasts an average annual daily traffic (AADT) count of over 20,000 vehicles. The City of Virginia Beach set a goal to produce a bridge with a 100-year lifespan that incorporated new aesthetics and safety measures.