Completion ceremony being held for Dominion Blvd. Improvement Project

WAVY/Larry Carney

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Officials say the Dominion Boulevard Improvement Project is finished — ahead of schedule and on budget.

Dominion Boulevard final bridge span opening

A completion ceremony for the project is being held Friday, Nov. 11.

Virginia Congressman J. Randy Forbes, Secretary of Transportation Aubrey L. Layne, Jr., Virginia Sen. John A. Cosgrove, Virginia Del. Barry D. Knight and Chesapeake Vice-Mayor Rick West were all scheduled to speak at the event.

Photo courtesy: City of Chesapeake
Photo courtesy: City of Chesapeake

The project began in January 2013. Crews have been working to replace the moveable steel bridge with the Veterans Bridge: a 95 foot, four-lane, fixed-span bridge.

The project also widened Dominion Boulevard from two lanes to four lanes between Grassfield Parkway and I-64/I-464.

The Veterans Bridge features the Teeuwen Memorial Bike Path on the southbound span, which is dedicated in memory of Gerald and Peter Teeuwen, the founding members of the Tidewater Bicycle Association.