Norfolk/Virginia Beach Light Rail Project

Gray & Pape supported URS in the Preliminary Engineering/Environmental Impact Statement stage of this project with Section 106 and EIS documentation services for cultural resources. Archaeological and architectural resource identification and assessment studies were conducted for the proposed Norfolk/Virginia Beach Light Rail project, an 18-mile corridor between Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Project rights-of-way co-located on an existing Norfolk Southern Railroad rail line and also made use of city streets. Project facilities included 13 station stops and a maintenance yard and shop facility located on the Oceana Naval Air Station. Archival research and disturbance assessment was employed to limit field efforts for identifying archaeological resources.