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Norfolk’s Ocean View flyover to likely close to cars in 2018

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The city of Norfolk plans to close the Ocean View flyover bridge to cars and route traffic through a new $2.5 million intersection.

The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/2cdEBD0) that city council members want to save the flyover and possibly use it as a park before closing it to traffic in about two years. The bridge has been in place since 1958.

The city’s plan calls for a new traffic signal in 2018. Two eastbound lanes would be added, eliminating the need for the flyover.

About $1.27 million would come from the state. The rest would be paid by Norfolk.

If the city were to keep the flyover, Norfolk Public Works Director David Ricks says it would cost more than $3 million to make the flyovers safe for cars.

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Information from: The Virginian-Pilot, http://pilotonline.com

 

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