NORFOLK-For about two weeks starting today, April 4, Brambleton and Colley avenues will be down to one lane for utility work. Detours will be in place, but it will create a traffic crunch during rush hour around the Norfolk side of the Midtown Tunnel.

Traffic will be reduced to one through lane and one turn lane on Brambleton Avenue eastbound between Riverview Avenue and Colley Avenue.

Colley Avenue south will have just one through lane from Fairfax Avenue to Southampton Avenue.

City officials say this work will lead up to the beginning of the Brambleton Avenue Improvement Project. The project, according to the Public Works Website, will improve access to Fort Norfolk and help with flooding problems.

The $2.4 million Brambleton and Colley Improvement Project is due to be complete in Spring 2014.

-installation of dual left-turn lanes from westbound Brambleton Avenue onto Colley Avenue
-installation of dual left-turn lanes from northbound Colley Avenue onto Brambleton Avenue.
-Flooding solutions: a section of westbound Brambleton Avenue between Colley Avenue and the Brambleton Bridge will be widened and elevated.
-new sidewalks, curb and gutter, lighting and landscaping

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