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Posted on: November 20, 2018

Trash pickup days change, schools and city offices will be closed for Thanksgiving

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Nov. 20, 2018 - Trash pickup days will change and city schools will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. Most city offices and services will be closed Thursday and Friday. go online for the closing list.

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Public Works
Posted on: November 15, 2018

City gets $1,112,423 grant for restoration, expansion of coastal marshes, wetlands

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Nov. 15, 2018 - The James River Association and City of Hampton have received a $1,112,423 grant for the restoration or expansion of coastal marshes, wetlands, and other natural features in Hampton’s Pochin Place/Indian River Creek Stormwater Basin.

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Public Works
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Michael to bring possible flooding; Thursday trash schedule unchanged

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Oct. 10, 2018 - Hurricane Michael is expected to bring rain to Hampton Roads Thursday evening and into Friday, with the possibility of tropical-storm force winds and minor tidal flooding in Hampton.

Emergency Management staff and department heads are close...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 20, 2018

Public Works will spray for mosquitoes in Wythe and Southampton tonight

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Sept. 18, 2018 - Weather permitting, Public Works will conduct ultra-low volume spraying for mosquitoes tonight in Wythe and Southampton. 

Areas are chosen for truck-mounted mosquito spraying based on surveillance of the adult and juvenile mosquit...

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Public Works
Posted on: August 29, 2018

Spraying set for Northampton, Southampton, Rip Rap, South Saunders, Buckroe Beach areas

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Aug. 29, 2018  -  Weather permitting, Public Works plans to conduct ultra-low volume spraying Thursday evening in the Northampton, Southampton, Rip Rap-Seldendfale, South Saunders Road and Buckroe Beach neighborhoods..

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Public Works
Posted on: August 22, 2018

Public Works sponsors City Hall blood drive on Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Aug. 22, 2018 - Hampton's Department of Public Works and the American Red Cross will hold a blood drive in the lobby of City Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.,  collecting blood for those in need. All types of blood are desperately n...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

Protect yourself this weekend and this summer from Asian Tiger mosquito

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May 23, 2018 - They're baaaaack!

Public Works’ Environmental Services Division is asking residents to monitor their yards and dump any standing water to help reduce the Asian tiger mosquito population.

The most prolific nuisance mosquito in the region, the ...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 15, 2018

City plans to put evacuation zone stickers on residential trash containers

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March 19, 2018 – Starting on Monday, April 2, Hampton’s Public Works Department and Office of Emergency Management will begin a campaign to put special “Know Your Zone” stickers on more than 45,000 residential trash containers throughout the city.

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Public Works
Posted on: February 27, 2018

Unwanted residential propane tanks, smaller cannister can be left at collection site

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March 1, 2018 - Hampton residents who need to properly dispose of residential propane tanks, including five pound cylinders, one pound camping tanks and smaller, soldering-type cylinders, can now leave them at regular chemical collection events. (See date...

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Public Works
Posted on: January 22, 2018

Public meeting planned to discuss Chesapeake Bay, Back River "action" plans

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Feb. 15, 2018 - The City of Hampton will have a public meeting on Friday, March 2, to discuss a draft of the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load action plan and a draft of the Back River Bacteria Total Maximum Daily Load action plan.

These plans addres...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Road improvements - including new curbs, crosswalks - begin on South Mallory Street

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Nov. 17, 2017 - Pembroke Construction Company has been awarded the contract for road improvements on South Mallory Street from East Sewell Avenue to East County Street. The work will include installing concrete paver sidewalks, new curbs and gutters, cros...

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Public Works
Posted on: November 13, 2017

Sanitary sewer system repairs on North 2nd Street could disrupt traffic in area

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Nov. 13, 2017 - Ongoing repairs to the sanitary sewer system on North 2nd Street from Old Buckroe Road to Seaboard Avenue could disrupt vehicle traffic flow in the area. Motorists are encouraged to pay close attention to posted traffic signs and to reduce...

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Public Works
Posted on: October 11, 2017

Chemical collection event moved from Coliseum to Cooper Elementary in November

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Oct. 12, 2017 - Due to a large event being held at the Hampton Coliseum, the household chemical event scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18 has been moved to Cooper Elementary School, 200 Marcella Road. The Household Chemical Collection and Computer Recycling E...

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Public Works
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Mosquito spraying planned in Wythe, Rip Rap Road, Thomas Street, Seldendale areas

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Sept. 21,  2017 - Weather permitting, the Environmental Services Division of Public Works plans to conduct ultra-low volume spraying for mosquitoes this evening in the Wythe, Southampton, Rip Rap Road, Thomas Street, Seldendale/police range and F...

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Posted on: September 5, 2017

Learn more about a number of important projects planned by Public Works

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Sept. 5, 2017 -  This month residents can learn more about a number of important road projects planned by Public Works. They can also request that a public hearing be held on three additional projects:

  • Monday, Sept. 18, is the last day for residen...
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Public Works
Posted on: August 23, 2017

Public Works seeks to hire equipment operators, plumbers and more

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Aug. 23, 2017 - Hampton's Public Works Department is looking for equipment operators, plumbers and more. To learn more about the job openings, and to put in your application, visit HIRE, the city's online employment system. With HIRE, you can see job oppo...

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Visit HIRE, the city's online employment system Public Works
Posted on: August 10, 2017

Improvement project will help Big Bethel and Todds Lane intersection

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Aug. 9, 2017 - The city's Public Works Department said an intersection improvement project at Big Bethel Road and Todds Lane should be finished this coming winter. When finished, the intersection should have better drainage, curbs, gutters and lane markin...

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Public Works
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Hampton residents now can recycle more plastics

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June 19, 2017 – Hampton residents can now recycle most types of plastic containers, allowing families to put more into their recycling bin and less into the trash. Plastic bags and plastic wrap still cannot be recycled, but any type of rigid plastic can b...

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Public Works
Posted on: July 13, 2017

Construction on Beach Road is continuing, but should be finished by mid-August

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July 13, 2017 - Public Works says Newport News Waterworks is in the final stages of replacing and upgrading the water line and services on Beach Road from Silver Isles Boulevard to the water tower at Dandy Point Road, and all of the work on the road shoul...

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Public Works
Posted on: June 21, 2017

City asks residents to police yards, help reduce Asian tiger mosquito population

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June 21, 2017 - Public Works’ Environmental Services Division is asking residents to please police their yards for standing water to help reduce the mosquito population.

The most prolific nuisance mosquito in the region, the Asian tiger mosquito,...

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Public Works
Posted on: June 21, 2017

Mosquito spraying along Whealton, Weaver, West Queen Street and in Cherry Acres

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June 21, 2017 - The Environmental Services Division of Public Works plans to conduct ultra-low volume spraying for mosquitoes this evening in the  Whealton Road, Weaver Road, West Queen Street and Cherry Acres areas of the city this evening. Neig...

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Public Works
Posted on: June 8, 2017

Detours in place on Settler's Landing at I-64 during road, ramp construction work

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June 8, 2017 - Construction work along Settler’s Landing Road between Tyler Street and County Street, including the I-64 on- and off-ramps, is expected to continue until the end of the month. The repaving work and replacement of curb ramps in th...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Touch a Truck event gave kids a chance to sit in drivers' seat of big rigs

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May 12, 2017 - Employees from the Division of Public Works recently took part in the Touch A Truck event at Peninsula Town Center. It gave children a hands-on opportunity to explore heavy machinery and to meet the people who build, protect and serve the H...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 4, 2017

Detours planned for Settler's Landing at I-64 during road, ramp construction work

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May 5, 2017 - Starting Thursday, May 5 and continuing through June 9, there will be construction work along Settler’s Landing Road between Tyler Street and County Street, including the I-64 on- and off-ramps. The repaving work and replacement of...

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Public Works
Posted on: May 2, 2017

Weather permitting, city will begin truck-mounted spraying for mosquitos

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May 2, 2017 - Weather permitting, the Environmental Services Division of Public Works will begin ultra-low volume spraying for mosquitoes today in the Harris Creek, Beach Road, Hall Road, Rip Rap Road, Seldendale Drive,  Freeman Drive and Thomas ...

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Public Works
Posted on: March 21, 2017

Public comment period open for draft report on pollutants in Back River

March 21, 2017 - The public comment period is now open for citizens to consider the final draft of a state report on water quality standards in the Back River. The report examines the maximum daily amount of pollutants allowed in the river before federal ...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Public meeting scheduled on Poquoson, Back River water quality

Feb. 2, 2017 - Virginia's Department of Environmental Quality will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 16  to provide information and get public comment on water quality standards for the Poquoson River, Back River and severa...

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Posted on: January 13, 2017

Call 311 or fill out an online form to report potholes as they pop up in Hampton

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Jan. 13, 2017 - Potholes - usually a byproduct of rain and snow and freezing and thawing on roadways - are back with a vengeance. While the city sends people out daily to check for and repair potholes, they can use your help. The Public Works Dep...

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Public Works
Posted on: January 4, 2017

With snow in the weekend forecast, the city and Public Works have staff on standby

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Jan. 4, 2017 - The forecasts calls for snow this weekend - anywhere from an inch to several inches. And Hampton’s Public Works Department, which has responsibility for snow removal on primary roadways, bridges and municipal property, is ready. 

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Public Works
Posted on: July 27, 2016

Drainage project under way to relieve flooding in Merrimac Shores neighborhood

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July 27, 2016 - Work continues on a new Public Works drainage project in the Merrimac Shores neighborhood. The project is designed to divert stormwater under the roadway instead of across it, helping to reduce flooding that frequently blocks Catesby Jones...Read on...

Public Works
Posted on: January 27, 2016

Recycling dropoff sites available

Jan. 27, 2016 - Hampton residents who live in apartments and want to benefit the environment have a new option: recycling dropoff sites. The city has three sites where people who don't get curbside recycling service can take their household recyclables.
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Posted on: October 22, 2015

Call before you dig

Oct. 23, 2015 - Hampton's Public Works Department reminds residents, contractors and others that they need to call va811.com, also known as Miss Utility, before they do any kind of excavation or digging.

Calling 811, or 1-800-552-7001, before work beg...Read on...

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Posted on: June 23, 2015

Check for standing rainwater to reduce mosquito population

June 22, 2015 – Hampton’s Environmental Services Division wants residents to police their yards for standing rainwater to help reduce the area’s Asian Tiger mosquito population.

News release Public Works