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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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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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Construction work planned for Power Plant between Mercury, Pine Chapel

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 June 29, 2017 - Starting in July, Public Works has scheduled construction work along the southbound lanes of Power Plant Parkway between Mercury Boulevard and Pine Chapel Road. It is expected to be finished by the end of the year. 

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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: December 30, 2016

REMINDER: Residents can now recycle milk cartons, other coated cardboard

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Dec. 30, 2017 - Hampton residents can now recycle a few more items, including coated cardboard (like milk cartons and frozen food boxes).

The list of items you can put in your household recycling bin is: Metal food and beverage cans, aluminum cans, pie pan...

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Posted on: February 2, 2017

Job fair draws hundreds to Convention Center looking for new opportunities

Feb. 2, 2017 - Hampton's Public Works Department was at the City's Hiring and Resources Fair Thursday to talk about opportunities with the city.  The job fair drew hundreds of job seekers and dozens of employers.

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Public Works
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: December 30, 2016

Residents can now recycle milk cartons, other coated cardboard

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Dec. 30, 2017 - Hampton residents can now recycle a few more items, including coated cardboard (like milk cartons and frozen food boxes).

The list of items you can put in your household recycling bin is: Metal food and beverage cans, aluminum cans, pie pan...

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Print out recyclables list Public Works
Posted on: December 12, 2016

Holidays will change the trash pickup schedules during weeks of Christmas, New Years

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Dec. 12, 2016 - There will be no regular recycling, refuse, bulk trash or yard waste collection on Friday, Dec. 23 or Monday, Dec. 26 because of Christmas; or on Monday, Jan. 2, because of New Year’s Day.

Trash normally collected on Friday, Dec. ...

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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...

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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...

va811.com Public Works
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