Downtown Tunnel will have closures both Eastbound and Westbound through August


by 13News Now

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 7:34 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 21 at 7:34 PM

PORTSMOUTH– The Elizabeth River Tunnels (ERT) Project team, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), will continue tunnel rehabilitation of the Interstate 264 Downtown Tunnel this week.  

The closure schedule for the Downtown Tunnel westbound to Portsmouth through August 17 is as follows:
•       Full direction nightly closures: Mondays through Thursdays from 8 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. the following morning.
•       Single lane closures: Sunday nights from 8 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m.
Weekend closures of the Downtown Tunnel eastbound to Norfolk begin this Friday, July 25. The tunnel will close each scheduled weekend from Friday at 8 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m. through fall 2014. The current eastbound full direction weekend closure schedule is as follows:
•       Full direction weekend closures: 
o   July 25-28
o   August 1-4
o   August 8-11
o   August 15-18
o   August 22-25
o   August 29-September 1: No scheduled closures
o   September 5-8
•       Single lane closures: Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning.
Due to the nature of construction, overnight closure dates are subject to change. Get the latest updates on construction activities at the Downtown Tunnel by visiting the ERT Rehabilitation Work page or Flickr site 
Motorists are encouraged to visit, call 511 or the VDOT Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016, and listen to the Hampton Roads Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680 AM for current traffic and travel information.