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