Flood Protection Program

​​​During the General Election on November 2, 2021, Virginia Beach residents voted to authorize $567.5 million dollars in debt to fund the design and construction of 21 Phase 1 projects in the citywide Flood Protection Program. This page provides information about the program and projects.  
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The Flood Protection Program Bond Referendum has been approved. Now What? 

Find out the City's next steps toward implementing the Flood Protection Program here.  

 ODU Analysis Report

​Old Dominion University’s Dragas Center for Economic Analysis and Policy and Institute for Coastal Adaptation & Research prepared a report for the City of Virginia Beach analyzing the economic costs and benefits of accelerating flood protection construction. 

A video of ODU's presentation of the report to City Council is in the video library found on the right of this page. 

VB Flood Protection Program - Navigating the Decision

Flood Protection Program Bond Referendum

​On July 13, 2021, City Council approved the following referendum question for the November 2, 2021 General Election ballot: 

Shall the City of Virginia Beach issue general obligation bonds in the maximum amount of $567,500,000 pursuant to the City Charter and the Public Finance Act to fund the design and construction of flood mitigation measures as part of a comprehensive citywide flood protection program that includes the following Phase 1  projects: Chubb Lake / Lake Bradford Outfall, Church Point/Thoroughgood Drainage Improvements, Central Resort District - 24th Street Culvert, Central Resort District Drainage Improvements, Eastern Shore Drive - Elevate Lynnhaven Drive, Eastern Shore Drive - Phase I, Section 1F Improvements, Eastern Shore Drive - Phase I, Section 1G Improvements, Eastern Shore Drive - Poinciana Pump Station, First Colonial Road & Oceana Boulevard Drainage Improvements, Princess Anne Plaza Golf Course Conversion, Princess Anne Plaza North London Bridge Creek Tide Gate, Barriers, and Pump Station,  Pungo Ferry Road Improvements, Sandbridge/New Bridge Intersection Improvements, Seatack Neighborhood Drainage Improvements, Stormwater Green Infrastructure, The Lakes - Flood Barriers, The Lakes - Holland Road Gate, West Neck Creek Bridge Replacement, Windsor Woods - Thalia Creek/Lake Trashmore Improvements, Windsor Woods Flood Barriers, and Windsor Woods Pump Station? 

As of Nov. 3, 2021, the Flood Protection Program bond referendum was approved by voters and plans to implement the program are currently underway. 

Contact Information

ODU Analysis Report

VB411 - Flood Protection Program

Flood Protection Program Bond Referendum

Flood Protection - The Costs

Phase 1 Projects