Newport News recently received $3.6 million in state and federal funding for five different transportation-related projects, the Daily Press reports. Projects include a bridge replacement at Lake Maury, traffic signal improvements, a sidewalk/crosswalk/lighting project for Washington Ave. and work at the Warwick Boulevard/Harpersville Road intersection.
The Federal Transportation Alternatives Program gave $400,000 in grant money for the Washington Ave, Pedestrian Improvements and Streetscape project, which will improve sidewalks, crosswalks and lighting. Construction is expected to begin in 2020.
The Warwick Boulevard/Harpersville Road intersection project received $775,000 in grant money from the Highway Safety Improvement Program to improve the intersection by installing a more visible traffic signal and a northbound left turn lane, as well as improving pedestrian access.