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 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

Thank you for your patience as we work to improve the resilience of our water system.  Visit 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 For more information, please visit

Parks and Recreation to host limited fall classes

Parks and Recreation announced the return of some of your favorite fitness, music and visual arts classes for a 4-week session beginning September 1st. Registration is online and in-person on Monday, August 17th at 10am for Norfolk residents only. Space is limited, so be sure to log into your account to update any information and check out available classes. SAVE THE DATE! Visit or one of the facilities below for more information.

  • Berkley Community Center: 757-441-1912
  • East Ocean View Community Center: 757-441-1785
  • Huntersville Community Center: 757-664-7434
  • Lambert’s Point Community Center: 757-423-1088
  • Norview Community Center: 757-441-1440
  • Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center: 757-823-4301