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On Friday, September 26, 2014 Old Dominion University will host Middle Tennessee State for ODU’s first nationally televised night game on FOX Sports 1 at 8:00 p.m.

The City of Norfolk, Old Dominion University, Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Elizabeth River Crossing (ERC) are coordinating efforts to ease traffic on Hampton Boulevard before and after the game.

Norfolk Police will direct drivers to the following alternate routes: Colley Avenue, Tidewater Drive and Granby Street. Norfolk Police in partnership with ODU Police will assist ticket holders with access to and from the game.

Naval Station Norfolk personnel should use I-64 and I-264 as alternate routes. All truck traffic from Naval Station and Norfolk International Terminal will be directed to Terminal Boulevard and I-564.

VDOT will assist with traffic messages on I-64 and I-264. ERC will ensure the Midtown and Downtown tunnels remain open and provide additional signage from Portsmouth to the Midtown Tunnel.

from City of Norfolk, Virginia release, 18 September 2014.  “For updates, go to the City of Norfolk’s website http://www.norfolk.gov or follow us on social media at  http://www.facebook.com/NorfolkVA or on Twitter at @NorfolkVA”

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There will be a Public Kick-off Meeting for the new Zoning Ordinance Rewrite Project.  The meeting will be Wednesday, September 10 @ 6:30 p.m. at the Norview Community Center, 6380 Sewells Point Road

Attached is a (scanned copy of)  1 page flyer announcing the kickoff meeting.

Dave

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Further info from the new http://www.zonenorfolk.com website.  N.B. The “Project Overview” link leads to a downloadable 8-page PDF which provides some insight into the scope of the project.

The City of Norfolk is conducting a comprehensive rewrite of its Zoning Ordinance. Norfolk is evolving: the City’s planning and development goals have changed. The current Zoning Ordinance, adopted in 1992 and amended several times, does not reflect the recently adopted plaNorfolk2030 General Plan. The project will create a user-friendly document that does the following:
  • Incorporates modern best practices
  • Supports and encourages resilient development
  • Promotes environmentally-friendly development
  • Recognizes different character districts throughout the city
​Your participation is critical. Help us shape the future of development in Norfolk! Review the Project Overview and keep checking back to this website for updates and information.
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From: Downtown Norfolk Council <dnc@downtownnorfolk.org>
Date: August 29, 2014 at 9:41:21 AM EDT

 

E. Plume Street Closure
Granby Street to 200 E. Plume Street

Beginning Monday, September 1 for 14 days, E. Plume Street between Granby Street and 200 E. Plume Street will be closed to vehicular traffic for utility work in support of The Main. Box trucks, tractor trailers and delivery vehicles will be permitted access under flagger control. Crews will work around the clock in order to reopen the roadway as soon as possible. Access to Concord Street will be maintained.

Traffic except, box trucks, tractor trailers and delivery vehicles will be detoured as follows:

From Granby Street (southbound)
   • Turn left onto Main Street
   • Turn left onto Bank Street
   • Arrive at Plume Street

From Granby Street (northbound)
   • Keep straight to E. City Hall Avenue
   • Turn right onto E. City Hall Avenue
   • Turn right onto Bank Street
   • Arrive at Plume Street

From Bank Street (southbound)
   • Keep straight to Main Street
   • Turn right onto Main Street
   • Turn right onto Granby Street
   • Arrive at Plume Street

From Bank Street (northbound)
   • Keep straight to E. City Hall Avenue
   • Turn left onto E. City Hall Avenue
   • Turn left onto Granby Street
   • Arrive at Plume Street

Click here to view map.

The City of Norfolk has a 24-hour hotline to address construction questions/concerns:
Call 664-7220.

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Norfolk Fire-Rescue is currently hiring Firefighter Recruits.  We are hiring two different positions, the first is Firefighter Recruit- Advanced Life Support Providers and will be closed on 8/28.  Then the Firefighter Recruit position will open without medical certification needed (we will teach it during Fire Academy).  This position should be open through mid or late September.

2014 Norfolk Fire-Rescue Flyer Front page

We would love to have as many interested Norfolk residents apply for the available positions to become members of Norfolk Fire-Rescue and serve the community in which they live.  Thank you kindly for your support.

Please like us on Facebook as well to ask any questions and follow what’s happening within NFR.

Sincerely,

Beth Bruner

Life Safety Educator

Office of Public Affairs

Norfolk Fire-Rescue

757-441-1098 Office

757-438-1811 Cell

Beth.bruner@norfolk.gov

http://www.norfolk.gov/nfr

www.facebook.com/NorfolkVAFireRescue

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Some residents have already received flyers regarding this, e.g. Westover Ave….

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From: “Harmon, Deidre” <deidre.harmon@norfolk.gov>
Date: August 12, 2014 at 11:15:45 AM EDT
Subject: Norfolk Sanitary Sewer Testing

Dear Norfolk Residents:

Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD), in cooperation with the City of Norfolk, will be conducting inspections and repairs of the public sewer system in the City right-of-way in various neighborhoods from late August through December 2014. Residents will be notified at least five days before testing occurs on their street.

To determine which sewer pipes and manholes are most in need of repair or replacement, firms test and inspect these elements on a regular basis. Testing methods include smoke testing, camera inspections, pipe cleaning and night flow testing. These activities typically will not affect sanitary sewer service.

For more information, please view attached Smoke Testing FAQS.  HRSD has speakers available for civic leagues if residents have specific questions.

Thank you,

Deidre Harmon

Public Information Specialist II

Norfolk Department of Utilities

400 Granby Street

Norfolk, VA 23501

(757) 664-6730

(757) 664-6707 fax

www.norfolk.gov/utilities

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