HR-23-06: Monticello Avenue/St. Paul's Boulevard – City of Norfolk

From East Charlotte Street to Church Street


The Phase 1 survey regarding potential transportation safety, operations, congestion mitigation, bicycle/pedestrian/transit access, and transportation demand management improvements on the Monticello Avenue/St. Paul's Boulevard corridor, from East Charlotte Street/Wood Street to Church Street, in the city of Norfolk is complete.

project purpose

The purpose of this study is to analyze the operational and safety issues identified on Monticello Avenue/St. Paul's Boulevard from East Charlotte Street to Church Street, with a focus on providing enhanced pedestrian, bicycle, and transit access as well as congestion mitigation and safety improvements. From 2018 to 2022, there were 392 crashes along the corridor; 69 percent were angle crashes, and 16 percent were rear-end crashes. In the same time period, there were seven crashes involving pedestrians with two pedestrian fatalities and three total fatalities. Improving safety for all road users is a focus of this study. Congestion mitigation is also needed, particularly at the southern end of the corridor related to the I-264 ramps and at the northern end in the vicinity of 26th Street and 27th Street. The objective of this study is to identify cost-effective preferred improvement alternatives that address the deficient conditions and prioritize safety for vulnerable users.

study partners

  • City of Norfolk
  • Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO)
  • Kimley-Horn

key points of contact

District Lead: Eric Stringfield/Jerry Pauley 

Lead Consultant: Rob Prunty/Andy Nagle


Phase 1 May - August 2023 Diagnose Problems/Conduct Initial Public Outreach/Brainstorm Alternatives
Phase 2 September - December 2023 Evaluate Preliminary Alternatives/Conduct Public Outreach and Obtain Feedback/Select Preferred Alternatives
Phase 3 January-July 2024  Conduct Risk Assessment/Develop and Refine Preferred Alternatives/Prepare Cost Estimate and Investment Strategy

Phase 1 Public Engagement Summary

Dates September 6-20, 2023
Number of Participants (unique individuals) 377

The following needs have been identified for this study. Do you agree with this initial assessment?
Safety Improvements 75%
Congestion Mitigation 72%
Pedestrian Safety Improvements 71%
Enhanced Pedestrian Access 59%
Enhanced Bicycle Access 57%
Enhanced Transit Access 52%
Transportation Demand Management 43%

What mode(s) of travel do you use when traveling along the study area?
Personal Vehicle 94%
Walking 27%
Cycling 27%
Taxi / Uber / Lyft 14%
Metro Bus, Local Bus, or Commuter Bus 5%
Carpool / Vanpool 3%
Other 2%
Truck or Commercial Vehicle 1%

How did you find this survey?
Facebook 34%
Instagram 23%
Newspaper 14%
Community Newsletter or Email 8%
TV / Radio 4%
VDOT Project Website 3%
Other 3%
Other Social Media 3%
Nextdoor 3%
Twitter 2%
Friend / Family / Colleague 2%