Witchduck Road, a four-lane divided roadway between I-264 and Virginia Beach Boulevard in Virginia Beach, had become overly congested and in dire need of expansion. As part of the project team working to widen the highway to six lanes, Woolpert conducted a traffic study, performed alternative analysis and developed construction documents.
During the initial project phases, Woolpert collected and analyzed traffic data from the existing roadway and developed recommendations for improving the traffic flow. In addition to operating the traffic study, Woolpert prepared four alternatives for widening the existing roadway and incorporating a proposed multi-use trail, bike paths and sidewalks. Woolpert held public information meetings to disseminate critical information and collect citizen input; we prepared and distributed responses to all public concerns. After the preferred alignment was selected, Woolpert developed 90-percent construction plans for the widening, all of which conformed Virginia Department of Transportation standards and specifications.