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