Midlothian Turnpike To Get a 35 Million Dollar Facelift
VDOT says major construction just approved on Midlothian Turnpike and German School Roads in the city will create delays, but end the flooding. Charles Fishburne reports.
VDOT will spend 35 million on Midlothian and German School Roads alone.
Benjamin: On Midlothian, reconstruction of the pavement with installation of drainage upgrades, signal modifications, landscaping and lighting, as well as new utilities such as water, gas and sewer.
Lamont Benjamin is project manager. He says construction should begin just after Thanksgiving and will cause some problems.
Benjamin: Well, our plan is to make sure that we have at least two lanes open at all times, so throughout the construction, one lane will be shut down.
Midlothian moves 20,000 cars a day, three lanes each direction, and construction will cause delays. Some businesses will be impacted.
Benjamin: Our objective is to maintain access for businesses.
But when it's all over, VDOT says, no more flooding.
Benjamin: That's the goal. I would hope so.
Charles Fishburne, WCVE News