Congested First Colonial Road in Virginia Beach is To Be Widened
Virginia Beach is the biggest city in the Commonwealth and it certainly has big city congestion. This can lead to snarled highways and serious auto accidents with injuries.
I was pleased to read about how some relief appears to be in store for one of the city’s most congested routes – First Colonial Road that regularly snarls traffic heading to and from Oceana Naval Station.
The Virginian-Pilot reported on how the city of Virginia Beach has fully funded a $25 million widening project for First Colonial which would widen the route at Virginia Beach Boulevard from four to six lanes to the overpass at Interstate 264.
Local residents told the newspaper there was a need for the improvement, talking about serious congestion issues at present.
The City of Virginia Beach proposed the widening project as long ago as 2004. The Pilot reported First Colonial at Virginia Beach Boulevard is ranked the third most congested of the city’s intersections, with a daily vehicle count of 38,500, according to 2012 statistics.
The giant Oceana Naval Air Station accounts for much of the traffic. A many as 1,000 vehicles access the base every hour.
As a Virginia Beach auto accident lawyer, I welcome any improvements to this road. I have seen accidents on First Colonial Road and I’m sure the congestion contributes to some of them. If you have been hurt due to the fault of another driver in Virginia Beach, call Cooper Hurley at 757.455.0077 or see Cooperhurley.com