This project includes the improving of capacity, geometrics, sightlines, drainage as well as the addition of turn lanes. The project limits along Princess Anne Road begin at White Oak Drive and then continue west to approximately 1000’ west of Lord Dunmore Drive. The project limits along Kempsville/Witchduck Road begin at John Gimenez Drive and continue north to Bonney Road where it will tie into the completed Witchduck Road Phase I CIP 2-931 project.
The intersection will be upgraded so that each leg of the intersection will include (3) through lanes, (2) left turn lanes, and a free flowing right turn lane. Each leg of the existing intersection has (2) through lanes, (1) small left turn lane and no right turn lane. The typical right of way section is 148’. A landscaped median will be included with a 10’ multiuse path on the south side of Princess Anne Road and the east side of Kempsville Road as well as a 5’ sidewalk on the north side of Princess Anne Road and the west side of Kempsville Road. In order to improve the geometrics of the intersection, the intersection will be moved approximately 500’ south of its existing location. Most of the existing Princess Anne Road will be utilized as access roads to existing properties in the northeast and northwest corners of the new intersection. In the southwest corner of the intersection, Lord Dunmore Drive will no longer intersect directly with Princess Anne Road, but will intersect with a relocated Oakmears Crescent.
A Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) was formed early on during the conceptual stages of the project in order to allow stakeholders to share input on the various design elements of the project. Members of the CAC included representatives from neighborhood civic leagues, the local businesses community, commuters, schools and religious organizations. It was the CAC’s concern that the project maintain a sense of community for Kempsville and provide for aesthetic improvements while increasing the capacity and functionality of the intersection.
To this end the Princess Anne/Kempsville project was designed with aesthetic improvements that were coordinated with the colonial architectural elements that are included in the Historic Kempsville Master Plan. The existing culvert over Fox Run will be replaced with a concrete arch bridge with a brick veneer. Brick paver crosswalks, black street lights and traffic poles, pedestrian level lighting and landscaping are also included with the project.
The project is scheduled to be complete in April 2014.
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