Public Notices


Branch Highways, in consultation with VDOT, is proposing to complete the final phase of a three-part expansion on Route 3 from the Orange County line to the Route 3/Route 522 intersection. The applicant is proposing to widen the two-lane road to a four-lane divided highway. The purpose of the widening project is to improve traffic safety along the heavily traveled corridor between the city of Fredericksburg and the town of Culpeper. Public comment period ends Dec. 19, 2014.


Dominion Virginia Power continues to propose construction of a new electrical transmission power line and associated infrastructure, known as Surry - Skiffes Creek - Whealton project. We are soliciting comments specific to historic property identification under the Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act and Dominion’s November 6, 2014 Surry – Skiffes Creek – Wheatlon 500 kV / 230kV Alternatives Analysis. Comment Period Expires: December 6, 2014


The City of Manassas proposes the construction of an in-line regional stormwater management facility that will assist the City in meeting Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) requirements. The approximately 24 acre project site is located to the southeast of the intersection of Rolling Road and Hospital Way in the City of Manassas, Virginia.

2014-01400; 14-V1467

The applicant proposes to construct a phase of the Virginia Capital Trail Project known as Park Phase. The Park Phase is a 55 mile dedicated, paved pedestrian and bicycle trail owned by the Virginia Department of Transportation and will connect Jamestown to Richmond along the Route 5 corridor.

Buckroe Beach Formerly Used Defense Site Comment Period and Public Meeting

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is proposing placing land use controls, such as signs, training and education materials, for the Buckroe Beach Formerly Used Defense Site in Hampton, Virginia. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers invites the community to attend a public meeting to learn more about the site and proposed plan. Public comment period ends Dec. 24, 2014.

Latest News

Great Bridge Lock reopens after temporary work closure

The Great Bridge Lock on the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal reopened for 24-hour operations at 7 p.m. today after Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed repairs.

Great Bridge Lock to temporarily close Nov. 18-20

The Great Bridge Lock on the Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal will temporarily close to vessel traffic from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Nov. 18-20, to facilitate diving and crane operations to reposition one of the lock valve chambers.

District reassures islanders of its commitment to them

A cadre of Norfolk District leaders and staff, accompanied by Deborah Christie with Congressman Scott Rigell’s office, journeyed by boat 14 miles in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay Monday to reaffirm their commitment to assisting in Tangier Island's subsistence and erosion issues.

District awards NASA Langley contract to NYC-based company

The Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, awarded a New York City-based company a $23 million contract to build a new computational research facility at the NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.

Final Gathright Dam pulse release scheduled tomorrow cancelled

The Norfolk District has cancelled the sixth and final pulse release from Gathright Dam due to heavy rainfall expected in the area over the next 24 to 36 hours.

Historic Fort Norfolk to close for maintenance and repairs Oct. 14

Fort Norfolk will close to visitors from Oct. 14 to Dec. 12 as contractors perform various maintenance and repairs to the historic War of 1812-era coastal fortification.

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