On August 29, the Chamber’s Chesapeake Board had the opportunity to visit the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge project. This bridge will replace the old Jordan Bridge, which closed in 2008. The construction of the new state-of-the-art bridge facility is nearing completion and is expected to open in October 2012. The bridge was one of the first in the nation to be privately built and financed. The South Norfolk Jordan Bridge will provide a much needed travel option for motorists wanting to cross the Elizabeth River. Passenger vehicles and motorcycles traveling the bridge will pay $2 each way via E-ZPass. Additional tiered rates for trucks and trailers, based upon travel times and the numbers of axles per vehicle, are available at www.SJNB.net.
In 2009, when faced with some oppostion, the Hampton Roads Chamber led an effort to support the new bridge. The Chamber assisted by generating more than 1,000 comments to the Coast Guard in support of the construction of the new private bridge.
To register for an E-ZPass account, visit www.ezpassva.com or call 1-877-762-7824.