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VDOT to test tide gates at I-64 HRBT

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Posted at 8:58 AM, Jun 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-12 08:58:10-04

Hampton, Va. – VDOT will conduct routine tide gate testing at both the east- and westbound tubes of the I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) on Sunday, June 16, from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m.

VDOT tests the tide gates at the I-64 HRBT every six months.

Motorists traveling on I-64 east and west through the HRBT should expect traffic stops of up to 30 minutes as each gate is tested. Maintenance operations consist of successfully cycling the associated tide gates and roadway drain valves.

Crews will first test the gates eastbound and then test the gates westbound, upon completion of activities at the respective tube, 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)

From the Southside:

1. Take I-64 East

2. Exit onto I-664 North

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.