Independence Boulevard & Hessian Road Valve Site



HRSD, your regional wastewater treatment utility, in coordination with the City of Virginia Beach, is planning a project in your neighborhood to automate an existing underground valve on an existing HRSD sewer pipe and install an underground vault around the valve located within the median of Independence Boulevard. This project will improve the sewer system’s performance and help provide continued, reliable sewer service in the future. The answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are provided here.

Project Overview

The project is located within the median in Independence Boulevard and on City of Virginia Beach property that is located off of southbound Independence Boulevard, approximately 500 feet north of the intersection of Independence Boulevard and North Hessian Road (near creek crossing). This project includes the installation of an underground vault around an existing valve and installation of an electric actuator on the valve for automation. An aboveground control cabinet associated with the automated valve will be installed on the City of Virginia Beach property. A driveway for access to the control cabinet on the City property will be installed off of the outside southbound lane of Independence Boulevard. The contractor will maintain a clean job site and minimize traffic disruption..


Project Schedule
Staging: April 2021
Construction: Spring 2021
Restoration: Immediately following construction

Thank you for your support of this effort to help achieve HRSD's vision: Future generations will inherit clean waterways and be able to keep them clean.

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If you have any questions, concerns or comments about the project, please feel free to contact Lisa Bolen, HRSD Public Information Specialist, at 757.460.7000 or