VDOT to inspect hurricane gates along I-64 and I-664

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Posted on May 4, 2012 at 6:01 AM

Updated Friday, May 4 at 6:22 AM

NORFOLK -- VDOT is checking some hurricane gates along the I-64 and I-664 evacuation route on Saturday morning.

No closures are planned and all the ramps, from exit 205 to exit 297 on I-64 and on I-664 at exits 8 and 9, will remain open during the 8:00 a.m. to noon exercise and inspection.

Maintenance crews will be looking for any damage and clearing any overgrowth to ensure the gates work properly.

Drivers will see work trucks and several workers at the ramps, so drive carefully if you're near them. Crews will also conduct radio communication exercises.

The exercise will be overseen from the Transportation Operations Center by way of the interstate traffic cameras. Motorists who use 511 during these exercises may observe the drill.

Hurricane season starts June 1.

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