Chesapeake Avenue Sanitary Sewer Pipeline Replacement


--Portion of Chesapeake Avenue Closing to Thru Traffic--

HRSD, your regional wastewater treatment utility, is replacing a sanitary sewer pipeline
located along a portion of Chesapeake Avenue from the Monitor Merrimac Overlook
Park to the HRSD Pumping Station near Claremont Avenue
. This work should take
place primarily between the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, can be
weather and situation dependent and should not affect your water or sewer services.


  • The contractor has completed all pipeline installation work for this project and will begin setting the new larger manhole within the roadway adjacent to the existing HRSD pump station.
  • This work will include excavation in the roadway and the use of temporary above ground pumps and piping to ensure no interruptions to your service.
  • Beginning June 11, Chesapeake Avenue will be closed to thru traffic in both directions from Locust Avenue to Claremont Avenue.
  • Residents living along the work zone will still be able to access their homes.
  • A signed detour will be in place redirecting thru traffic around the construction via Blair Avenue.
  • This work is expected to take a month to complete.
  • The contractor will then begin final testing and restoration efforts throughout the project area.

While our project team works diligently to minimize impacts, you may notice increased noise
and traffic, work crews, and heavy equipment (with back-up safety alarms) associated with
construction. Please take care when traveling around the construction area and for your own
safety, do not enter the site.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as HRSD works to protect public health and
the waters of Hampton Roads in keeping with our vision:

Future generations will inherit clean waterways and be able to keep them clean.

Should you have any questions or comments, you may contact:

HRSD Community Relations

Karen C. Russo-Scarano
(757) 460-7000

Onsite Inspection

(Emergent concerns):
Scott Kenney
(757) 897-4916