VDOT to test tide gates at HRBT on May 16

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VDOT-HRBT Expansion Project (Photo courtesy: VDOT)

SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Officials from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) say they will conduct a routine tide gate testing at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel beginning at 2 a.m. on Sunday, May 16.

The routines testing is to ensure facilities are prepared for possible adverse weather conditions.                          

VDOT officials say 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 traveling this path 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 below:

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

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