Canon Virginia, Inc.

Canon Virginia, Inc.

Date: 24 Jan 2015
Category: Greater Oyster Point

By September 2014, the Phase I Canon Boulevard sidewalk — authorized by the EDA and funded 100% by Commonwealth of Virginia Transportation Opportunity Grant Funds (TPOF) — had been completed along the west side of Canon Boulevard from City Center Boulevard (formerly Middle Ground Boulevard) to the entrance of Compass Pointe at Old Oyster Point Road. Also in September, the EDA authorized contracting for design (ATKINS) and installation (Denbigh Construction Company) of Phase II, which will extend the same new sidewalk north from the Compass Pointe entrance, around the corner of Canon Boulevard and Oyster Point Road, and continue along the southern side of Oyster Point Road to Village Green Parkway.

These latest improvements join three other completed road, intersection and sidewalk improvement projects initiated upon the announcement of the Canon expansion in 2008. These improvements exemplify how major industrial expansion in Newport News can foster public improvements in concert with Commonwealth economic development goals and objectives. Of the total $4.8 million grant award, $4,388,000 has been spent, and the remaining funds will be used to provide even more pedestrian connectivity in Greater Oyster Point.

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