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VDOT scheduled to test tide gates at HRBT this weekend

The I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel has long been one of the region’s most congested corridors. (WYDaily/Courtesy of VDOT)
The I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (Courtesy of VDOT)

HAMPTON — On Sunday, May 16, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) in order to test the tide gates.

The eastbound span of the bridge-tunnel will be shut down from 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. while the westbound span will be shut down from 3 a.m. to 4 a.m.

The routine tide gate testing is to ensure that the HRBT’s facilities are prepared for possible adverse weather conditions.

VDOT states to expect delays while traveling during the test or to use I-664 Monitor-Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel as an alternate route.

For additional information, call 511 or the Traffic Information Line at (757)361-3016.

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