VDOT to test tide gates at HRBT early Sunday

Published 8:59 pm Thursday, February 9, 2023

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The Virginia Department of Transportation will conduct routine tide gate testing at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel beginning at 2 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 to ensure facilities are prepared for possible adverse weather conditions. 

Motorists traveling on Interstate 64 to the HRBT during this time should expect to be stopped for up to 60 minutes in each direction. To avoid delays, motorists are encouraged to use Interstate 664 Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel as an alternate route.

Crews will first test the eastbound gates and then test the westbound gates at the HRBT. Full directional closures are as follows:

  • All eastbound traffic stopped 2-3 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12
  • All westbound traffic stopped, 3-4 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12

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