The Gilmerton Bridge Project

Gilmerton Bridge Project

Managing public affairs for all aspects of the Gilmerton Bridge Project in Chesapeake, Virginia, Seventh Point works in partnership with concessionaire Parsons Brinckerhoff and the VDOT Hampton Roads District Public Affairs office. Our dedicated public information officer manages all community outreach and media relations in collaboration with VDOT. The communications plan, media training for key engineering staff and advertising — including maintaining the project website, electronic and direct mail communications, community and business outreach, surveys, press releases, media relations and legislative updates — focuses on effectively communicating the innovative approach of the project (building a new bridge over an existing bridge) and managing the inconveniences of reduced lanes and nightly closures. National recognition for the project has included a visit from FHA Administrator Victor Mendez and a feature story in Engineering News-Record.

  • Seventh Point works with VDOT on media affiars for the Gilmerton Bridge Project.
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  • Parsons Brinckerhoff is one of the world's leading planning, engineering, and program and construction management organizations.
  • The communications plan, media training for key engineering staff and advertising — including maintaining the project website, electronic and direct mail communications, community and business outreach, surveys, press releases, media relations and legislative updates
  • Mike Carosi is a key member of Seventh Point's team & has many years of PR experience.
  • In an effort to make the bridge more efficeient, it is currently being worked on by VDOT & replaced.
  • The new construction of the Gilmerton Bridge has relieved conjestion in the Chesapeake, Va area.
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    Article from DDC on the Gilmerton Bridge Project. Public Relations by Seventh Point