VDOT to begin multi-million dollar pothole repair project on Monitor Merrimac

Posted at 8:13 PM, Mar 15, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-15 23:46:55-04

You never quite expect it, but potholes quickly make their presence known to every driver that dares to enter the Monitor Merrimac Bridge Tunnel wreaking havoc on their cars, trucks and SUVs.
Now, VDOT is finally taking action and they’re ready to start a 3 million dollar project that will hopefully put a stop to the endless potholes.

“That would be great. I would appreciate it. My husband's paycheck would appreciate it,” says a driver.
Starting March 23, VDOT contractors will be tearing out the asphalt and concrete at both the entrance and exit of the northbound tunnels to replace old deteriorating joints they say are letting too much groundwater and rain in. This is what has been causing potholes in the first place.
When they are done, they will do the same for the southbound tunnel.
So for drivers, that means one way tunnel closures every weekend until Memorial Day.