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Posted on: November 27, 2018

[ARCHIVED] VDOT To Test Tide Gates At The HRBT This Weekend

Traffic stoppages scheduled for 2-4 a.m. Sunday, December 2

VDOT TO TEST TIDE GATES AT THE HRBT THIS WEEKEND
Traffic stoppages scheduled for 2-4 a.m. Sunday, December 2

SUFFOLK – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will conduct routine tide gate testing at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel beginning at 2 a.m. on Sunday, December 2 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 one hour 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, December 2
• 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. – all eastbound traffic stopped 
• 3 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 the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016, or download Virginia’s free 511 mobile app. 
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