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First Warning Traffic: Holiday Weekend Alerts

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Posted at 5:36 AM, Jul 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 11:33:06-04

 BRIDGE OPENINGS:

Gilmerton Bridge 9:00 AM & 3:00 PM Daily, extended lifts

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VDOT LIFTS MOST LANE CLOSURES TO EASE TRAVEL FOR FOURTH OF JULY HOLIDAY

VDOT will suspend most highway work zones and lift lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon, Friday July 1 to noon, Tuesday, July 5.

BEACH TRAFFIC ENCOURAGED TO USE ROUTE 460 While Interstate-64 Widening is in progress in Newport News, James City County and York County, motorists planning a through-trip to Virginia Beach or the Outer Banks are encouraged to use Route 460 as an alternate route to avoid congestion.

HAMPTON ROADS HOV SCHEDULE, TUNNELS AND OTHER INFORMATION:

  • I-64/I-264/I-564 HOV diamond lanes – HOV restrictions will be lifted on all HOV diamond lanes on Friday, July 1 and Monday, July 4.
  • I-64 reversible lanes − Lanes will operate on the regular schedule with no HOV restrictions on Friday, July 1 and Monday, July 4.
  • I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) – Local traffic to Virginia Beach is encouraged to use the I-664 Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel (MMMBT) as an alternative to the HRBT. To Virginia Beach, take I-664 south to the MMMBT. Then take the Portsmouth/Norfolk exit (exit 15A) to I-264 east to Virginia Beach.
  • Travel to Outer Banks – Local traffic to the North Carolina Outer Banks should use I-664 and the MMMBT to save time. From I-664 south, take I-64 west to exit 292, Chesapeake Expressway/I-464/Route 17. Keep left to continue to the Chesapeake Expressway (Route 168), and take Nags Head/Great Bridge (exit 291B) to the Outer Banks.

WORK ZONES AND OTHER TRAFFIC ALERTS

While VDOT will lift most lane closures for holiday travel, motorists may encounter permanent work zones or travel delays in the following locations:

 Accomack County Route 609 – Road closed for widening project. Use detour.

Isle of Wight County U.S. 58 – Replacing bridge over rail tracks and Route 632. Follow detour. Route 680 – Replacing bridge over Stallings Creek.

Newport News I-64 – Widening interstate. Trucks traveling westbound restricted to right lane between Jefferson Avenue (exit 255) and Yorktown Road (exit 247).

Norfolk Route 406 – Resurfacing pavement in eastbound lanes of Route 406 (Terminal Boulevard). Road closed 8 p.m. Friday, July 1 to noon, Sunday, July 3. Follow detour.

Portsmouth I-264 – Constructing Martin Luther King (MLK) Extension. Right lanes closed both directions between Portsmouth Boulevard and Effingham Street. Two lanes open to traffic.

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HAMPTON ROADS WEEKLY LANE CLOSURES REPORT July 1, 2016 through July 8, 2016

 *There will be no lane closures along Hampton Roads Interstates from noon Friday, July 1, 2016 until noon Tuesday, July 5, 2016 for Fourth of July Holiday Weekend*
 I-64 Widening Project, Newport News/York County: Single-lane closures eastbound and westbound July 5-7 as early as 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning. All work will take place between Jefferson Avenue and Lee Hall, and one lane will remain open to traffic at all times. Please check http://www.i64widening.org/news_information/traffic_alert.asp for the latest closure/detour information.

 Elizabeth River Tunnels/Martin Luther King, Jr. Freeway:  Please check Elizabeth River Tunnels website for the latest closure and detour information regarding the Downtown Tunnel, Midtown Tunnel and the MLK Freeway.

 I-564 Intermodal Connector, Norfolk: Please check http://www.i564intermodal.com/ for the latest closure/detour information.

 Terminal Boulevard Resurfacing, Norfolk: Nightly weeknight closures eastbound as follows:

  • Weeknights July 5-7 from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning.

 I-64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel: Alternating lane closures eastbound and westbound. One lane will remain open at all times:

  • Westbound July 5-7 from as early as 8 p.m. until as late as 5 a.m. the following morning.

 I-664 Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel: Alternating lane closures northbound and southbound as follows. One lane will remain open at all times:

  • Northbound/Southbound Alternating:  July 6-7 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

I-64 High Rise Bridge: Single-lane closures as follows. One lane will remain open at all times:

  • Eastbound July 6 from 8 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning (Treacle end of the bridge)
  • Westbound July 7 from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning.

I-64 HOV Reversible Roadway, Norfolk: HOV Restrictions will be lifted but the Reversible Roadway will operate on the normal schedule.

I-564 Eastbound/Westbound, Norfolk: Daytime and night-time single-lane closures as follows. One lane will remain open at all times:

    • I-564 Eastbound July 5-7 from 7 p.m. until 4 a.m. the following morning between the off-ramp to Naval Air Station and Mall Drive.
    • Westbound July 5-7 from 7 p.m. until 4 a.m. the following morning between Norfolk Naval Station Gates 3A & 3 to Hampton Boulevard.

I-95 Northbound/Southbound, Sussex County: Alternating lane closures northbound and southbound as follows. One lane will remain open at all times:

    • Northbound July 5-8 from 6 p.m. until 7 a.m. between Exit 33 Route 602 (St Johns Church Road) and Route 40 (Sussex Drive).

 I-95 Northbound/Southbound, Greensville County: Alternating lane closures northbound and southbound as follows. One lane will remain open at all times:

    • Northbound July 7 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Otter Dam Swamp Bridge.
    • Northbound/Southbound July 5-8 from 6 p.m. until 7 a.m. the following morning between Exit 4 Route 629 and Moore’s Ferry Road.

VA-31 Northbound/Southbound Jamestown Road, James City County: Alternating lane closures July 6-9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from VA-199 to Jamestown Road. One lane will remain open at all times.

 I-95 Bridge Replacement over the Meherrin River Southbound, Emporia: Consecutive single-lane closures southbound as follows. One lane will remain open at all times:

    • Southbound and Northbound July 6-7 from 1 a.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning between Exit 13 and 11 at the Greensville County and Town of Emporia Line.

 Route 301 Sussex Drive, Greensville County: Consecutive left northbound lane closure for bridge replacement June 23 through late summer on Route 301.Route 680 over Stallings Creek, Isle of Wight County: Full consecutive closure on Route 680 over Stallings Creek for bridge replacement May 16 through June 2017.

Route 621 over Passenger Swamp, Isle of Wight County: Full consecutive closure on Route 621 over Passenger Swamp for bridge replacement June 28 through June 2017.

George Washington Memorial Highway (Route 17), York County: Crews are widening the road between Route 630 (Wolf Trap Road) and Route 706 (Hampton Highway). Daytime single-lane closures, from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. and weeknight single-lane closures, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Expect traffic shifts and delays. For more about this project, please visit the Route 17 Widening website.

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ERT WEEKLY DOWNTOWN AND MIDTOWN TUNNEL CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE  Friday, July 1 to Friday, July 8

Lane closures and tunnel closures are suspended for the Independence Day holiday from noon Friday, July 1 until noon on Tuesday, July 5.

I-264 East: Single lane closure near Effingham Street Thursday and Friday, July 7 and 8 from 8 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning.

U.S. 58 East: Full weekend tunnel closure from Friday, July 8 at 8 p.m. through Monday, July 11 at 5 a.m.

I-264 East/West: Single lane closure in each direction between Effingham Street and Frederick Boulevard Tuesday through Friday, July 5-8 from 8 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning.

Frederick Boulevard Southbound: Full closure Tuesday and Wednesday, July 5 and 6 from 8 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning.

 Frederick Boulevard Northbound: Full closure Thursday and Friday, July 7 and 8 from 8 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning.

Get the latest updates on construction activities at the ERT Project by visiting www.DriveERT.com

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SUGAR MAPLE DRIVE TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE ON HOLLAND ROAD CONNECTION PROJECT Road to close Wednesday, July 6

VIRGINIA BEACH— The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will temporarily close Sugar Maple Drive beginning Wednesday, July 6 at 9:00 a.m. The closure will last four weeks as crews work to install storm drains and utilities in preparation for the new roadway on Holland Road.

 Local traffic can use Chestwood Drive to access the Sugar Maple Drive neighborhoods and Holland Road. Motorists traveling on Holland Road will not be affected.

As construction moves along the corridor from Dam Neck Road to Nimmo Parkway, traffic shifts will occur as sections of temporary and new pavement are completed. Lane closures, when necessary, will only occur during off-peak hours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Crews will work Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m., weather conditions permitting.

Motorists are advised that the reduced 35 mph speed limit remains in effect throughout the work zone, and to drive with caution when traveling in the construction area.

The Holland Road Connection Project has been underway since the spring of 2015 and is scheduled for completion in October 2017. The project spans 2.5 miles and will increase road capacity from the existing two-lane road to a new four-lane divided roadway connecting Dam Neck Road to Nimmo Parkway.

Access to adjacent neighborhoods and businesses will remain throughout the life of the project. To learn more, please visit http://www.virginiadot.org/hollandroad.

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I-564 LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED JULY 6 ‒ 9

 NORFOLK – Temporary lane closures have been scheduled on I-564 eastbound and westbound beginning Wednesday, July 6 through Saturday, July 9, 2016 for construction activities relating to the I-564 Intermodal Connector Project. The lane closures will extend approximately one-half mile between I-564 Chambers Airfield Tunnel at Naval Air Station Norfolk to the I-564/SR 406/Terminal Blvd-Hampton Blvd. exit. Closures will occur as scheduled unless delayed by weather or other factors.

Lane closures are as follows:

 Wednesday, July 6 through Friday, July 8

I-564 Eastbound, 5 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lanes closed: I-564 right shoulder/right lane

 I-564 Westbound, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lanes closed: I-564 left shoulder/left lane

Saturday, July 9

I-564 Eastbound, 5 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lanes closed: I-564 right shoulder/right lane