Norfolk International Terminals


Norfolk International Terminals North Pavement Replacement/Alternates 1 & 2 & Backlands – Norfolk, Virginia

NIT North, Alternates 1 & 2 and The Backlands projects combined were a multiyear plan to improve the efficiency of the Port of Virginia.  A major priority of each project was to maintain the Port’s operations at all times thus phasing all construction activities was pertinent.  Working at the Port of Virginia posed many logistical challenges due to the 24 hour ship, train and trucking activities all of which could not be interrupted.  

Heard’s role included the management and field staff necessary to install over 48 acres (77,400cuyds) of 12” heavy duty reinforced concrete paving, cast-in-place drop inlets, thousands of linear feet of heavy duty trench drain and high mast light pole islands. All paving was designed with rebar reinforcement, smooth dowels and expansion joint at construction joints, level concrete surfaces with broom finish, re-saw & joint sealant and wet curing systems.  Due to the multi-year phasing, Heard was required to implement hot and cold weather concrete placements all the while successfully maintaining quality thru vigorous testing and inspections and maintaining a perfect safety record!

Branscome has a long running relationship with Heard and we have routinely trusted them to perform on our most complex and challenging projects” Kevin Jones, VP Branscome Const.

 Project Information:

Architect: Moffatt & Nichol
Project Manager: Andy Williams
Superintendent: Rodger Gregory
Prime Contractor: Virginia International Terminals
Project Start: 2003
Project Completion: 2009
Challenges:  Site logistics, heavy port traffic, multi-year phasing

Reference Contact Information
Owner/Contractor: Virginia International Terminals, Inc.
Contact: Kevin Apt, Chief Engineer, VA Port Authority
Address: 600 World Trade Center
Phone: (757) 615-4552