State considering changes to Downtown tunnel closures

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Posted on October 10, 2013 at 7:33 AM

PORTSMOUTH -- The State Transportation Board is considering making the eastbound tube of the Downtown Tunnel two-way while the westbound tube is closed on weekends.

Every weekend, the westbound tube is closed, forcing drivers to find alternative routes to get from Norfolk to Portsmouth.

Portsmouth City Council has asked the state the make the changes to make it easier to get to Portsmouth.

The State Transportation Secretary is considering the safety of the idea.

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