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Mar 24

Pipeline Work May Interfere with Traffic Near Menchville High School

Posted on March 24, 2016 at 9:37 AM by Communications Department

3-24-pipeline-projectThe Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD) is working to install approximately 10,300 linear feet of sanitary sewer pipe and valves in Newport News to replace a pipeline constructed in the 1970s. The replacement is required to minimize the risk of pipe failures and will improve system operation, increase capacity and enhance HRSD’s ability to protect public health and the environment. Work will typically take place Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, there will be times when weekend work is required to minimize the impact on work week traffic.

This project, which is being completed in phases, runs from Old Menchville Road at Riverview Farm Park, down Menchville Road to Boxley Boulevard (in front of Menchville High School), down Boxley Boulevard to Warwick Boulevard (going behind the Dairy Queen) and continues down the Warwick Boulevard median towards Maxwell Lane/City Center Boulevard.

Phase one was completed the week of March 14 with installation of erosion and sediment control measures. Phase two started Monday, March 21 with clearing of trees and vegetation behind Med Express and Dairy Queen. The final phase, which begins April 11 and concludes in May, will be the pipe installation near Old Menchville Road heading toward and along Riverview Parkway.

Residents will likely experience some traffic delays and will notice the removal of trees and vegetation similar to the earlier phase near City Center Boulevard down to the Peninsula Memorial Park cemetery. Once the pipeline project is completed, new landscaping will be re-installed along the median on Riverview Parkway and Warwick Boulevard.

More information on the project can be found at