CNC-LUS Relocation Project
There are currently 9 CNC-LUS platforms across the facility. These platforms require periodic inspections and maintenance, and in the current locations, a single lane closure is required at any time that work is performed on these.
CNC, or Communication Node Cabinets, house the electronics that operate the signals, signs and emergency phones across the facility. The LUS, or Lighting Unit Substation, provides the step-down power for the local lighting circuits.
This project, which was awarded to E. G. Middleton, Inc. of Norfolk, VA, will involve the relocation of these systems to the existing Emergency Pull-off Areas (EPOs), which will provide an end result of improved safety and reduction in traffic impacts.
As a result of the construction, single lane closures will be experienced along portions of the northbound span, beginning near the Virginia Beach area and continuing across the facility to Fisherman Island.
As part of this project, contractors will work to install new LED lighting fixtures across the northbound span. This project will bring the wiring and lighting up to modern-day standards and will yield not only a reduction in power costs but also savings in manpower hours required for maintenance.