Norfolk District
Published April 1, 2019
Expiration date: 4/30/2019

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Norfolk District announces the release of the Draft North Landing Bridge Replacement Feasibility Study Report/Environmental Assessment for public review and comment. 

The purpose of the study is to evaluate alternatives for replacing the USACE-owned bridge, which crosses the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway and North Landing River between the cities of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach.  The study presents the process and the engineering, economic, environmental, cultural resource, and socioeconomic considerations used to recommend a Preferred Plan in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended and National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).  It also evaluates the feasibility of transferring the replacement bridge and all associated operations, maintenance, repair, rehabilitation, and future replacement responsibilities to the City of Chesapeake, which has expressed an interest.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has prepared a Draft Feasibility Study Report/Environmental Assessment (EA) for review, pursuant to the NEPA of, as implemented by the Council of Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR 1500-1508).   A 30-day comment period is being held to receive comments on the Feasibility Study Report/Environmental Assessment.   Federal, state, and local agencies, tribal governments, and the public are invited to comment.  The website for the project and the Draft Feasibility Study Report/Environmental Assessment may be accessed at: https://www.nao.usace.army.mil/NorthLandingBridge/  .  A hard copy will also be available for public review at:  Virginia Beach Public Central Library, 4100 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach", and at the Chesapeake Central Library, 298 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, Virginia 23322.  

A public open-house information meeting will be held on April 10, 2019 from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm at North Landing Elementary School, 2929 North Landing Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23456. 

Comments may be provided at the meeting and/or submitted to the Corps of Engineers, at Kathy.S.Perdue@usace.army.mil or by mail to Ms. Kathy Perdue, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, 803 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510, until April 30, 2019.   You do not have to be present at the meeting to submit comments."