City of Virginia Beach, VA
Public Works
Capital Project Detail Sheet

2.168.000: Lesner Bridge Replacement

Description and Scope
CIP Section:   Roadways
CIP Status:   Approved Active
Project Type:   New Facility Construction/Expansion
First Year in CIP:  
Business Area:  
City District(s):   Bayside, Lynnhaven

VDOT #97737, This project will replace the existing Lesner Bridge with a signature facility that is capable of handling six lanes of traffic in the future. The replacement bridge structures will be striped for two lanes of traffic with 10-ft shoulders and a 10-ft multi-use path in each direction. The proposed bridge will be designed to provide minimum 45 feet vertical clearance and 150 feet minimum horizontal clearance at navigation channel span. This project also includes upgrades to the intersections of East Stratford Road and Vista Circle (the termini for the project), as well as aesthetic upgrades within the project limits.

Points of Contact
Contact TypeCompanyContact PersonPhone
Project Manager   Public Works  Christopher J Wojtowicz P.E. (757)-385-4131
Department Contact   City Attorney's Office  Rebecca D Kubin (757)-427-4531
Department Contact   Public Utilities  Josh D Holt (757)-385-4631

Schedule of Activities
CodeDescription Approved Budget StartApproved Budget EndApproved Budget Cost Current Estimates StartCurrent Estimates EndCurrent Estimates Cost
1000 Inspections and Support 07/01/2011 03/31/2017 11,500,000 07/01/2011 03/01/2017 300,000
2000 Design 10/01/2005 08/31/2013 50,000 10/12/2005 08/01/2013 11,500,000
3000 Site Acquisition 07/01/2011 06/30/2013 4,987,000 07/01/2011 06/03/2013 2,767,807
4000 Private Utility Adjustments 12/01/2012 02/28/2014 94,632,654 12/03/2012 02/28/2014 1,000,000
5000 Construction 06/01/2014 06/30/2017 55,000 06/02/2014 06/01/2017 94,632,654
9000 Contingencies 10/01/2005 12/31/2017 1,757,000 10/12/2005 12/28/2017 6,345,603
OverallProject Start, End & Cost:10/01/200512/31/2017112,981,65410/12/200512/28/2017116,546,064

Map for Lesner Bridge Replacement
Current Status and Progress
Construction began June 2, 2014. Project is ~27% complete. For detailed updates please go to:
Last updated: 08/06/2015 08:12:45 AM

Bridge Details   (361.00 KB pdf)
Design Charette Summary Report   (721.20 KB pdf)
Landscaping Concept at Bridge Approach   (121.64 KB pjpeg)
Landscaping Concept Under Bridge   (123.12 KB pjpeg)
Lighting Concept   (3.26 MB pjpeg)
Pathway Concept   (1.50 MB pjpeg)
Pre-Bid Meeting Presentation   (2.36 MB pdf)
Railing Concept   (100.61 KB pjpeg)
Selected Bridge Structure   (174.16 KB pjpeg)
Selected Pier Shape   (145.38 KB pjpeg)
Selected Project Theme--Natural/Recreational   (1.55 MB pjpeg)
Selected Span Configuration 150' typical, 225' main span   (247.46 KB pjpeg)

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