HRBT tide gate testing this weekend, possible 90-minute delays


SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Routine tide gate testing will begin this weekend at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel.

VDOT will begin testing at 1 a.m. on Sunday, May 3. The testing is done to make sure the HRBT is prepared for any potential adverse weather conditions.  

Drivers traveling I-64 to the HRBT during the testing can expect to be stopped for up to 90 minutes in each direction. 

Using the I-664 Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel as an alternate route is encouraged.

The VDOT crews are testing eastbound gates first, and then test the westbound gates.

Full directional HRBT closures for Sunday, May 3 are as follows:

  • 1 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. – all eastbound traffic stopped
  • 2:30 a.m. to 4 a.m. – all westbound traffic stopped

More information can be found online.

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