Traffic on I-264 Eastbound into Resort Area to be Diverted at Parks Avenue on Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28

Thursday, April 26, 2018
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – April 26, 2018 - To facilitate traffic and accommodate the larger-than-normal crowds entering the resort area for College Beach Weekend, traffic on I-264 eastbound will be diverted at Parks Avenue and redirected westbound on I-264 beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 27 until traffic is flowing safely and again beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 28 until traffic is flowing safely. 

During this traffic diversion, the eastbound exit for South Birdneck Road and the westbound exit for First Colonial Road will be closed. Other routes into the resort area will remain open. 

"Our communications with residents and visitors emphasizes planning for lousy traffic conditions and that message seems to be getting out there," said City Council Member John Uhrin, who represents the Beach district. "Past experience tells us we need to begin diverting vehicles early to avoid the traffic backups that make recovery even more difficult. We hope identifying the specific time will make planning just a little easier for everyone."

City Code 21-3 states: The City Manager shall have final authority over the management and direction of all vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the City and of the parking and routing of vehicles in the interest of the public safety, comfort and convenience, not inconsistent with the provisions of this Chapter and Title 46.2 of the Code of Virginia. 

Police will monitor traffic to ensure emergency vehicles can move quickly and safely respond to calls for service. 

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