SUFFOLK– The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close the southbound lanes of the Interstate 664 Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel (MMMBT) for paving operations this weekend.
Crews will close both southbound lanes of the I-664 MMMBT, towards Suffolk, Friday, Apr. 13, 2012, at 8 p.m. The lanes will reopen on Monday, Apr.16, by 6 a.m. Crews will begin repairing pavement and tunnel joints on the southbound traffic lanes.
All maintenance operations will occur during periods with the least possible impact to motorists, while maintaining safe and efficient travel conditions throughout the area. These scheduled maintenance activities are weather dependent. Crews will have detours in place for motorists who need to travel in these areas during the closure. Motorists should use the Route 17 James River Bridge or the I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel as alternate routes.
The signed detours for I-664 MMMBT south will be as follows:
•From I-64 east approaching I-664 south (Hampton Coliseum), motorists must stay on I-64 east through the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT). Follow I-64 east to I-264 west towards the Downtown Tunnel. Follow I-264 west through the tunnel to the end of the detour at I-664 north/Route 58 west (Bower’s Hill).
• From I-664 south approaching MMMBT (27th street), crews will have a multi-lane closure in place to reroute traffic to I-664 north towards I-64 east (Hampton Coliseum) and the HRBT. From the I-664 south closure motorists will take I-64 east to I-264 west towards the Downtown Tunnel. Follow I-264 west through the tunnel to the end of the detour at I-664 north/Route 58 west (Bower’s Hill).
Motorists are encouraged to visit http://www.511virginia.org , call 511 or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 610 AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016 for current traffic and travel information.
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