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Dec. 2, 2020
VDOT TO TEST TIDE GATES AT THE HRBT THIS WEEKEND
Traffic stoppages scheduled for 2-4 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 6
SUFFOLK – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will conduct routine tide gate testing at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) beginning at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6 to ensure facilities are prepared for possible adverse weather conditions.  
                        
Motorists traveling I-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 I-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:
 
Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel
Sunday, Dec. 6
  • 2 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. – all eastbound traffic stopped
  • 3:00 a.m. to 4 a.m. – all westbound traffic stopped
 
For additional travel alerts, motorists are encouraged to follow @VaDOTHR on Twitter, visit 511virginia.org, call 511, or download Virginia’s free 511 mobile app.
 
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