SUFFOLK– The Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel to Virginia Beach and Norfolk will close overnight this weekend for paving operations.
Traffic will be detoured from I-64 East to the I-664 Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel Oct. 19 to 22.
According to VDOT, motorists should expect up to a half-mile delay.
Closure times are as follows:
• Friday, Oct. 19, beginning at 9 p.m. until Saturday, Oct. 20, at 9 a.m.
• Saturday, Oct. 20, beginning at 9 p.m. until Sunday, Oct. 21, at 9 a.m.
• Sunday, Oct. 21, beginning at 9 p.m. until Monday, Oct. 22, at 4 a.m.
According to VDOT, the traffic analysis shows the MMMBT can accommodate the additional HRBT traffic, but motorists should expect delays beginning at 9 p.m. until the work zone is cleared the following morning.
VDOT is closing the eastbound lanes to complete a repaving project inside the tube that was started Friday, Sept. 14.
During the closures, crews will mill and place new asphalt overlay in the left lane within the eastbound tube of the HRBT.
In addition, various traffic safety items will be replaced including pavement markings.
Westbound traffic will not be impacted and all westbound lanes will be open during construction.
Motorists are strongly urged to avoid the area.
The Route 17 James River Bridge Grid Deck Replacement Project will have all operations suspended during the closure of the HRBT.
All lanes of the Route 17 James River Bridge will be open.
Motorists are encouraged to call 511 or the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016, visit www.511virginia.org, or listen to Highway Advisory Radio 1680 AM for current traffic and travel information.