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VDOT to close Monitor-Merrimac this weekend

The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to close the southbound and northbound lanes of Interstate 664’s Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel for paving in one direction at a time throughout two weekends, starting this Friday.

Crews will close all southbound lanes of I-664 MMMBT, towards Suffolk, as early as 9 p.m. Oct. 2. The lanes are scheduled to reopen by 5 a.m. on Oct. 5. During this time, a right lane closure will also be in place on I-664 north, towards Newport News, at the MMMBT.

These scheduled maintenance activities are weather-dependent. Drivers should use the Route 17 James River Bridge or the I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel as alternate routes, VDOT said.

Crews will have signs directing drivers to the detours.

Drivers are encouraged to visit 511virginia.org, call 511, or download Virginia’s free 511 mobile app for current traffic and travel information.