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Route 642 Reconstruction

Old Cape Charles Road, Northampton County
Project at a Glance
Begin Date
August 2016

Est Completion Date
Summer 2018

$4 million

Kevcor Contracting Corporation


Hampton Roads

Hampton Roads Communications

Project Overview

The project is located in Northampton County and in the town of Cape Charles. The county has a population of 12,226. Old Cape Charles Road (Route 642) is a rural major collector roadway. 

The purpose of the project is to provide safety improvements and enhance access to the Cape Charles Harbor. The roadway will consist of two 12’ lanes and 8’ width shoulders with 4’ being paved, which will accommodate bicycles and pedestrians. Residents will be notified in advance of construction. 

Project Update

Update: Kevcor Contracting completed the reconstruction project in July 2018 and reopened the road to traffic. Read the release here.

Previously: The Route 642 Reconstruction project was advertised for construction in March 2016. Kevcor Contracting Corporation was awarded the contract for $4 million. Notice to Proceed was given on June 3, 2016, and construction will begin in August 2016. 

Traffic Alerts

May 1, 2018: Extended Closure on Rt. 642 (Old Cape Charles Road) for Reconstruction Project. Read the release here

During the first phase of construction there will be no impacts to travel lanes. View the news release here

Public Hearing

A public hearing was held on Thursday, December 11, 2014.

Public Hearing Brochure

Public Hearing Comment Sheet

Aerial View of Project

Typical Section Design

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