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

7.151.003: Eastern Shore Drive Drainage - Interim Drainage Improvements

Description and Scope
CIP Section:   Storm Water
CIP Status:   Under Construction
Project Type:   Rehabilitation/Replacement
First Year in CIP:  
Business Area:  
City District(s):   Lynnhaven

This sub-project is for design, development of construction contract documents and construction of tide gates within the Cape Henry Beach area to isolate Lynnhaven Colony and West Great Neck Rd. from tidal impacts.
Based on the November and December 2009 NorEaster's, staff attended several meetings with the Cape Story By-the-Sea, Cape Henry, and Lynnhaven Colony neighborhoods. The Tidal and Rainfall Flooding Evaluation report was presented at the Shore Drive Community Coalition on May 24, 2010 and finalized on 9/7/2010. City staff met with the Lynnhaven Colony Civic League on November 17, 2012 to discuss the impacts from Hurricane Sandy and long-term measures being evaluated under CIP 2.117 and CIP 7.409. An interim Tidal Backflow Prevention Analysis was initiated in December 2012 and completed in June 2013. A summary of the interim analysis was presented to the Bayfront Advisory Committee on June 20, 2013 and to the Shore Drive Community Coalition on June 24, 2013. The analysis report and presentation may be viewed on the VBGOV Public Works Storm Water web page. Authorization to design and construct the proposed interim measures was issued on September 3, 2013. Five check valves were installed in the Lynnhaven Colony Tidally Adjacent area in December 2013 and January 2014.

Points of Contact
Contact TypeCompanyContact PersonPhone
Project Manager¬†¬† Public Works  Bradley W Vanderwarker (757)-385-4131

Schedule of Activities
CodeDescription Approved Budget StartApproved Budget EndApproved Budget Cost Current Estimates StartCurrent Estimates EndCurrent Estimates Cost
5000 Construction 07/01/2010 04/30/2021 3,363,636
9000 Contingencies 07/01/2010 04/30/2021 336,364
OverallProject Start, End & Cost:  07/01/201004/30/20213,700,000

Current Status and Progress
Construction of 3 tide gates along the Cape Henry Ditch was completed in August 2017. These Cape Henry Canal Interim Drainage Improvements Section 1C.1 will provide the "hydraulic backbone" to provide an adequate outfall for the Shore Drive Phase III roadway improvements as well as drainage improvements for the ultimate drainage improvement project. It will include a new 6'x4' box culvert under Cape Henry Drive from Ebb Tide Rd to W. Great Neck Rd. which will drain the future deepened and widened western portion of the Cape Henry Trail. Additionally, it will provide necessary drainage upgrades to five side streets to reduce flooding. The project began construction in November April 2019 and is anticipated to last 2 years.
Last updated: 05/28/2020 05:18:56 PM


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