MBP provided construction management and inspection services for the Dominion Boulevard Improvement project, the largest locally administered project in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This project transformed a two-lane road into a four-lane limited access, divided, toll highway composed of three new grade-separated interchanges and a twinspan bridge, crossing the Elizabeth River and Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. The existing two-lane draw span steel bridge was replaced with two parallel 5,000-linear-foot, two-lane, 95-foot high-rise fixed span bridges. Along a 3.8-mile corridor, the existing Dominion Boulevard was widened from two lanes to four lanes. The project includes nine bridge structures. With a 95-foot vertical clearance for navigation, the two larger bridge structures (northbound/southbound) over the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River have a 730-foot main span girder consisting of three, post tensioned, haunched girder units with spans of 222.5, 285.0, and 222.5 feet with, and one fender system consisting of 96 driven steel piles and a 10-foot, four-inch shared use path. The twin bridges over Cedar Road have a three-span spliced girder unit with spans of 151, 200, and 151 feet with a single point urban interchange diamond configuration. Unique facilities included the construction of a new, state-of-the-art automated toll collection system for this new crossing of the Elizabeth River which will fund the elimination of heavy traffic congestion along this corridor with the complete elimination of interference from the current bridge openings and existing traffic lights.

“With your help we made history. The project was delivered not only on-time and within budget, but it was also the largest project the city has ever undertaken and the largest locally administered project in the history of the Commonwealth of Virginia. After four years of construction, after building nine bridges, one of the most important things to us and the city is that everybody went home at the end of this project. That’s truly a testament to your management, to your emphasis on safety, and to all the hard work that you and your staff did. I thank you for all that work and look forward to working with you on future projects here in the City of Chesapeake.”
Earl Sorey, PE
Assistant Director of Public Works
City of Chesapeake

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