Dear Neighbors:



HRSD, your regional wastewater treatment utility, invites you to view a virtual presentation to learn about the 15th and 16th Streets Sewer Replacement Project in Newport News, VA to replace an existing 36-inch sewer line that has corrosion issues. The new sewer line will run from Monitor Merrimac Overlook Park along portions of 15th and 16th Streets to Jefferson Avenue. A sewer pipe will also be placed underneath Salter’s Creek, which will be accomplished with a horizontal directional drill. This project, which will  ensure that the aging sewer infrastructure is replaced to help avoid possible failures that would result in sewage spills, will be confined to the Monitor Merrimac Overlook Park lot, Anderson’s Park, and in the public roadway along portions of 15th and 16th Streets. Comprehensive traffic control plans will be implemented to minimize inconvenience. Intersections to be affected include 16th Street intersections with Oak Avenue, Chestnut Avenue, Roanoke Avenue, Rolfe Place, Marshall Avenue, and Madison Avenue. The intersection of 15th Street and Wickham Avenue will also be impacted. The presentation will explain the project, show maps of the project area, and you will be able to submit questions that representatives from HRSD and the engineering consultant firm will review and provide response to. Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

View the presentation at your convenience and…

  • See the project route
  • See the project expectations and possible impacts
  • Submit questions about the project to representatives of HRSD and our engineering consultant

The presentation will be available until November 1st, 2020 at the following web page:

Anticipated Project Schedule
Construction: Fall 2020 – Spring 2022


If you are unable to view this presentation and would like to obtain more information, share your concerns, or arrange to speak with project staff, please contact: Lisa Bolen, HRSD Public Information Specialist, at 757.460.7000 or