Pungo Ferry Bridge Project Update

Monday, February 08, 2021

Pungo Ferry Bridge Project Update

The Virginia Beach Public Works Operations Group has scheduled routine maintenance to the Pungo Ferry Bridge beginning in February. This structure is currently 29 years old (built circa 1991) and provides vehicular access over the North Landing River between the City of Virginia Beach and City of Chesapeake.

The notice-to-proceed was issued on Monday, February 8, 2021.  Work will begin in late February with single-lane closures; full weekend closures will begin in mid-March.    

This project is considered preventative maintenance and will consist of: 

  • Repairs to the deck and beams
  • Bearing replacement
  • Epoxy deck overlay
  • Cleaning, painting, and waterproofing of steel components.

The project will require total shutdowns of the bridge on WEEKENDS from Friday evening at 9 p.m. until Monday morning at 5 a.m.  Crews expect these shut-downs to run for approximately 10 weeks – ending May 2021. 

On weekdays, a single lane will be open to traffic, controlled by flaggers and open for vehicles to cross in both directions between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Both lanes will be open before 9 a.m. and after 3 p.m. each weekday. 

The work is scheduled to be completed June 2021 – weather permitting. 

 Public Works will continue to work closely and coordinate with Fire/Police/EMS/Agriculture officials.  

Additional information and schedules will be published on a regular basis as they are finalized.   For questions, information, and updates, email:    jrevans@vbgov.com.

News Releases:  VBgov.com/PW/News


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