Tiffany Whitfield 757-925-1516


Oct. 6, 2016


VIRGINIA BEACH— This morning crews with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) reopened Chestwood Drive. The temporary closure lasted for nearly four weeks as crews installed storm drains and utilities in preparation for the new roadway on Holland Road.

As construction moves along the corridor from Dam Neck Road to Nimmo Parkway, traffic shifts will occur as sections of temporary and new pavement are completed. Lane closures, when necessary, will only occur during off-peak hours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Crews will work Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., weather conditions permitting.

Motorists are advised that the reduced 35 mph speed limit remains in effect throughout the work zone, and to drive with caution when traveling in the construction area.

The Holland Road Connection Project has been underway since the spring of 2015 and is scheduled for completion in October 2017. The project spans 2.5 miles and will increase road capacity from the existing two-lane road to a new four-lane divided roadway connecting Dam Neck Road to Nimmo Parkway.

Access to adjacent neighborhoods and businesses will remain throughout the life of the project. To learn more, please visit

Motorists are advised to plan their commute by using VDOT’s free traffic information tools:

Download the 511 smartphone app

• Visit the 511Virginia website or dial 511 for traffic information on your phone

• Listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680AM

• Call the Traffic Line at 757-361-3016



Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

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