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VDOT crews to test tide gate at I-64 HRBT

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Posted at 1:33 PM, Mar 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-04 13:33:13-05

Hampton, Va. – VDOT crews will conduct routine tide gate testing at the eastbound tube of the I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) on Sunday, Mar. 10, from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m. VDOT tests the tide gates for the I-64 HRBT every six months.

Motorists traveling on I-64 east through the HRBT should expect traffic stops of up to 30 minutes as each gate is tested.

Maintenance operations consists of successfully cycling the associated tide gates and roadway drain valves. Upon completion of all associated maintenance activities, traffic will be released.

VDOT suggests that motorists avoid delays by using the I-664 Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel (MMMBT) as an alternate route.

Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel (MMMBT)

From the Peninsula:

1. Take I-64 East

2. Exit onto I-664 South (exit just after the Hampton Roads Coliseum)

Motorists are encouraged to visit http://www.va511.org , call 511 or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680 AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016 for current traffic and travel information.