VDOT to test tide gates at the HRBT this weekend

Published 4:17 pm Wednesday, December 6, 2023

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) announced it will conduct routine tide gate testing at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) beginning at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 10 to ensure tunnel 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 the Interstate 664 Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel (MMMBT) 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:


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Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel

Sunday, Dec. 10

  • 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. – all eastbound traffic stopped
  • 3 a.m. to 4 a.m. – all westbound traffic stopped