Bon Secours – Drive Thru Flu Clinics

Fall is almost here, and that means flu season isn’t far behind. Bon Secours is taking out the hassle to help keep the community healthy with our FREE drive-thru flu shot clinics. Anyone can drive up, get their shot and go on about their day without ever leaving the car. See attached flyer with all the details on the four clinics which will be held on October 3rd from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. while supplies last.

Successful Adopt-A-Spot Cleanup

Thank you to the 8 volunteers who picked up litter at the Wellness Center grounds this morning!

Naval Station Norfolk Transit Corridor Project: Summer Update

The Naval Station Norfolk Transit Corridor Project is making progress.

Public input was gathered last winter on the best way to make a connection between Naval Station Norfolk and the east end of The Tide, and HRT and its partners have been evaluating the options.

The newsletter linked below illustrates their process of narrowing the number of alternatives to be analyzed and providing more detailed analysis of options at each tier. The Tier 1 evaluation was completed recently and is included.

Next Phase of Water & Sewer Improvements

The City of Norfolk’s Department of Utilities will soon begin a $3 million improvement project in our neighborhood. The project area (shown below) will receive new sanitary sewer and water pipes and fully resurfaced streets.

Planned Start of Construction: Winter 2020/2021
Anticipated End of Construction: Winter 2021/2022
Contractor: Trident Civil
Access: Access to businesses and residences will be maintained throughout construction.

The City and the contractor will do their best to minimize the unavoidable disruptions associated with the construction. If you have any questions regarding this project, please do not hesitate to contact the city’s on-site construction inspector, Burt Cox. He can be reached by cell phone at 837-7848 to respond quickly. You may also contact the project manager, Rick Dempsey, at 266-9760, or at richard.dempsey@norfolk.gov.

The Department of Utilities looks forward to completing this project that will enhance our water and sanitary sewer services for years to come.

Message from NPS School Board Representative Adale Martin

Norfolk Public Schools will begin the 2020-21 school year on Tuesday, September 8th with virtual learning.  NPS is providing chrome laptop computers to all students, even multiple students in one household.  NPS is also providing one mifi hotspot device to families who request it.  The mifi hotspot device can handle the wifi capacity for 15 devices.

Parents and guardians may contact their school principal with any quesionts.  The NPS website (www.npsk12.com) is being updated with district wide information daily.  There are also resources for childcare services that are being provided by community partners.  Parents can also email me at amartin@nps.k12.va.us and I will direct them to the appropriate person.

Norfolk Public Schools was the first district in the region to determine our plan for the fall reopening of schools.  Since this decision in July, the NPS administration and staff, under the direction of Superintendent Dr. Sharon Byrdsong, have been working around the clock to prepare and inform the community for this Fall semester.  The safety of our students, teachers and staff is of utmost importance to us.  As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in our area, we believe beginning the school year virtually is the most responsible option. Dr. Byrdsong and her staff will continue to monitor local health conditions in consultation with the Norfolk Public Health Department and my school board colleagues to return to in-person instruction when deemed safe.

UPLIFT AWARDS

Do you know of an individual, civic league or organization that made a meaningful impact helping others during the pandemic?

The Department of Neighborhood Development’s 2020 Community U.P.L.I.F.T (Unity, Public Service, Leadership, Innovation, Friendship & Teamwork) Awards serve to recognize those who have performed an act of service that benefited the community and the residents of Norfolk in response to COVID-19. This may include individuals, civic leagues or community organizations, businesses, non-profits, or religious organizations – any individual or group that made a meaningful impact in the community to help others during the pandemic. Nominate individuals or groups that you noticed making an impact in the community to recognize their efforts!

Nominations are now open for the Department of Neighborhood Development’s Community U.P.L.I.F.T (Unity, Public Service, Leadership, Innovation, Friendship & Teamwork) Awards!

COVID-19 Housing Costs Relief Program

Have you experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19?  If you are struggling to pay your rent, mortgage or utility bills, apply now to receive up to six months of assistance.  See attached flyer for details. Visit www.nrha.us to apply.  Application deadline is Sept. 13 at 8pm.

Utility work to affect Granby St and Little Creek Rd beginning this Wednesday

Urgent water main repairs to affect Granby Street and Little Creek Road in Wards Corner beginning this Wednesday.

The Department of Utilities has hired Bridgeman Civil to perform an urgent water main repair in Granby Street at its intersection with Little Creek Road. The project area with associated lane closures is shown on the attached map.

Start of Construction: September 2, 2020

Anticipated End of Construction: September 23, 2020

Access: All left turn lanes will be closed. Southbound traffic on Granby Street north of Little Creek Road will be detoured to E. Admiral Taussig Boulevard.

City staff will do their best to minimize the unavoidable disruptions associated with construction. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the City’s on-site construction inspector, Burt Cox, at 416-2467. You may also contact the project manager, Harry Matthews at 664-6735 or at harry.matthews@norfolk.gov.

Thank you for your patience as we work to improve the resilience of our water system.  Visit www.norfolk.gov/utilities for more information.

2020 Q3 Adopt-A-Spot Cleanup

September 12, 9:00am @ NFWC

Please join other civic league residents in helping to keep our neighborhood looking great by cleaning up the grounds of the Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center on the morning of Saturday, September 12th. Look for civic league board member Dan Graves on location. We will have gloves and trash bags; you just bring the manpower! 🙂

Proper social distancing will be maintained throughout this event.

Granby Street Bridge Rehabilitation

Starting in September 2020 until late 2022, the Granby Street Bridge over the Lafayette River will undergo extensive repairs, to extend its useable life. The bridge deck and support structures will be repaired to address current corrosion and deterioration issues and improve the bridge’s condition.

The following conditions can be expected during construction:

  • The speed limit on Granby Street will be temporarily reduced to 25 mph between 40th Street and W Arden Circle.
  • The northbound and southbound side of the bridge will each be closed for up to six months. Northbound and southbound lanes will shift to the open side of the bridge. 
  • At least one travel lane will remain open in both directions, at all times.
  • One of the two existing sidewalks will be open at all times.
  • The bike lane over Granby Street Bridge will be temporarily closed.
  • The fishing pier will be temporarily closed.

Anticipated lane closure dates will be announced on message boards, Norfolk City News Flashes, and Nextdoor.com. For more information, please visit www.norfolk.gov/granbybridge.