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

7.053.000: Lake Bradford/Lake Chubb

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

This project will be for the design, acquisition, and construction of stormwater and related roadway improvements necessary to alleviate widespread flooding due to moderate rain events, and during periods of significant high tides from the Chesapeake Bay. Lake Bradford and Lake Chubb are tidally influenced by the Chesapeake Bay via their outfall drainage ditch system running through Joint Expeditionary Base – Little Creek. The eastern portion of stormwater drainage basin 31 including areas west of Northampton Blvd. and portions of Church Point and Thoroughgood drain into Lake Bradford before they drain through Little Creek and into the Chesapeake Bay. The drainage improvements include, but are not limited to; storm drain pipe and structure improvements, additional stormwater culverts under multi-lane arterial roadways, tide control devices such as mechanized sluice gates, stormwater management pond improvements, channel/ditch clearing and, potentially, stormwater pump stations.

Points of Contact
Contact TypeCompanyContact PersonPhone
Project Manager   Public Works  Matthew B. Richardson (757)-385-4131

Schedule of Activities
CodeDescription|Approved Budget StartApproved Budget EndApproved Budget Cost|Current Estimates StartCurrent Estimates EndCurrent Estimates Cost
2000 Design 07/01/2018 06/30/2032 4,800,000 07/01/2017 06/30/2032 4,800,000
3000 Site Acquisition 07/01/2021 06/30/2032 3,200,000 07/01/2017 06/30/2032 3,200,000
5000 Construction 02/01/2020 06/30/2032 19,200,000 01/01/2019 06/30/2032 19,200,000
9000 Contingencies 07/01/2018 06/30/2032 4,800,000 01/01/2019 06/30/2032 4,800,000
OverallProject Start, End & Cost:07/01/201806/30/203232,000,00007/01/201706/30/203232,000,000

Map for Lake Bradford/Lake Chubb
Current Status and Progress
Public Works has selected the firm RK&K for this project and the preliminary engineering design is underway to develop a multiple phase program of drainage improvements. Design has begun on two early implementation projects: The two ditches located north of Shore Drive draining to Lake Bradford and the ditch from Pleasure House Road draining west to Lake Bradford will be dredged to improve drainage at the intersection of Shore Drive and Pleasure House Road. The ditch improvements are anticipated to begin in the fall of 2021. The Lake Pleasure House Outfall early implementation project includes connecting the existing storm drain pump station located along Beaufort Ave directly to Lake Pleasure House. Currently, this stormwater pump station is not connected to Lake Pleasure House and drains the intersection of Lauderdale Avenue and Beaufort Avenue. Following construction, temporary pumping equipment will no longer be necessary at the Chesapeake Beach Park and the water level of Lake Pleasure House can be lowered ahead of major storm events. Anticipate the Pleasure House Lake pump station improvements to begin summer 2021 An initial Open House Public Meeting was held on November 14, 2019. The primary purpose of the meeting was to collect input and flooding concerns from the residents. An update on the overall program was provided during a virtual Public Meeting on November 12, 2020. The two upcoming early implementation construction projects were also introduced during this presentation.
Last updated: 10/07/2021 09:19:16 AM


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