Saturday, December 9, 2023

VDOT will be doing some testing at the HRBT, and it’s going to affect traffic

The Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. (HNNDaily photo/Courtesy of VDOT)
The Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. (HNNDaily photo/Courtesy of VDOT)

VDOT will conduct routine tide gate testing at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel beginning at 2 a.m. on Sunday to ensure facilities are prepared for possible adverse weather conditions.

Motorists traveling Interstate 64 to the HRBT during that time should expect to be stopped for up to one hour in each direction, according to a news release from VDOT.

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
  • Dec. 2 — 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. – all eastbound traffic stopped
  • Dec. 2, — 3 a.m. to 4 a.m. – all westbound traffic stopped
For additional travel alerts, motorists are encouraged to follow @VaDOTHR on Twitter, visit, call 511 or the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016, or download Virginia’s free 511 mobile app.

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