First Warning Traffic – Road work continues this week, Memorial Day travel alerts for the weekend

Posted at 8:52 AM, May 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-21 08:52:25-04


Coleman Bridge 2:00 PM


From Friday, May 18 to Friday, May 25


Below is a list of significant tunnel/lane closures for the Elizabeth River Crossings (ERC) facilities. All work is dependent upon weather conditions and closure dates are subject to change. For updates, follow us on Twitter @DriveERT.

I-264 West Downtown Tunnel: Alternating lane closures in the Downtown Tunnel westbound on Monday, May 21; Tuesday, May 22; and Wednesday, May 23 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

US 58 East: Left lane closure on US 58 East from London Blvd. to a quarter-mile before the Midtown Tunnel eastbound on Monday, May 21; Tuesday, May 22; and Wednesday, May 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

US 58 West: Left lane closure on US 58 West from a quarter-mile after the Midtown Tunnel westbound to London Blvd. on Monday, May 21; Tuesday, May 22; and Wednesday, May 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


NOTE: This list covers full closures of interstates, ramps, bridges and primary roads, and single-lane closures at the bridge-tunnels and the Berkley, High Rise and James River bridges. For information on the many other lane closures necessary for maintenance and construction throughout Hampton Roads, visit 511Virginia, download the 511 smartphone app, dial 511 or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680AM.


Berkley Bridge, I-264

·         Alternating single-lane closures in both directions May 20-24, 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

James River Bridge, Route 17

·         Single-lane closure south May 22-24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

I-64 Widening Project, Newport News/York County/James City County

Segment I: View project page for complete lane closure infoincluding single-lane closures

Full ramp closures on I-64 with signed detours in place, as follows:

  • Wednesday, May 23, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.:
    • I-64 west to Fort Eustis Boulevard west (exit 250A)
    • Jefferson Avenue (Route 143) on-ramp to I-64 west
  • Thursday, May 24, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.:
    • I-64 east to Fort Eustis Boulevard west (exit 250A)
    • I-64 east to Fort Eustis Boulevard east (exit 250B)
    • **The eastbound ramps will not be closed at the same time to maintain access to the detour routes.

Segment II:

Full ramp closures on I-64 with signed detours in place, on May 20-24, as follows:

    • I-64 east and west to Route 60/Busch Gardens (exit 243A), as early as 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • I-64 east to Route 143 (exit 243B), as early as 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Route 60 on-ramp to I-64 west, as early as 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • I-64 east and west to Route 199 west (exit 242A), as early as 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • I-64 east and west to Route 199 east (exit 242B), as early as 8 p.m. to 5 a.m
    • Route 199 west on-ramp to I-64 east and west, as early as 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • Route 199 east on-ramp to I-64 east and west, as early as 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

**Detour signs will be in place. All ramps will not be closed at the same time to maintain access to the detour routes.


Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel

  • Full tunnel closure May 20, east 2 a.m. to 3 a.m., west 3 a.m. to 4 a.m.
  • Single-lane closure east May 20 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. and May 21-24 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.


I-64 Express Lanes: Full closures May 23-24 from 9 a.m.-noon.



Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel

·         Full ramp closure Terminal Avenue to I-664 south closed May 19-20, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Signed detours will be in place.

  • Single-lane closures I-664 north at the MMMBT to 26th Street:
    • May 18 from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
    • May 20 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
    • May 21-24 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Single-lane closures I-664 south between 35th Street/Warwick Blvd (Exit 5) and MMMBT:
    • May 18 from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m.
    • May 19 from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.


·         I-264 east ramp (Exit 21B) to First Colonial Road closed May 13 – 20 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements

  • Newtown Road north closed at Greenwich Road beginning as early as Sunday night, May 20, to Thursday night, May 24, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Detours will be in place.

Road Closures for Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival May 26 & 27
Expect Heavy Traffic and Delays along Princess Anne, West Neck and Indian River Roads

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — May 18, 2018 —The 35th Annual Pungo Strawberry Festival begins Friday, May 25 and runs through Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27. This community event is expected to draw more than 100,000 guests to the southern end of the city.

During the event the following roads will be closed at the times listed below:

Princess Anne Road – Northbound lane from Indian River Road to Back Bay Farms entrance – 1833 Princess Anne Road (Designated Pedestrian Walkway)

  • Saturday, 5/26 – 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. Lane closed to all  northbound traffic
  • Sunday, 5/27 – 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Lane closed to all northbound traffic

Princess Anne Road from Indian River Road to Muddy Creek Road

(North and southbound lanes closed to all traffic)

  • Friday, 5/25
  • 5 – 8 p.m. Road closed (except for vendors)
  • 8 – 10 p.m. Road closed to all traffic
  • Saturday, 5/26
  • 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. Road closed to all traffic
  • Sunday, 5/27
  • 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Road closed to all traffic

Heavy traffic and possible delays are expected along the following roadways. Avoid these roads if at all possible:

  • Indian River Road from West Neck Road to New Bridge Road
  • Princess Anne Road from Sandbridge Road to Indian River Road
  • Princess Anne Road from West Neck Road to Muddy Creek Road
  • New Bridge Road from Indian River Road to Sandbridge Road

To alleviate anticipated traffic back-ups and delays, Virginia Beach Police will be managing traffic control and directing vehicles to designated parking areas. Citizens are reminded that the event is free, however, the parking fee is $10 CASH ONLY.

Sandbridge Beach: Drivers are highly encouraged to avoid access to Sandbridge Beach via Indian River to Princess Anne to New Bridge roads. Drivers from the south are advised to take West Neck Road north to North Landing and then east on Princess Anne Road (2200 block) to Sandbridge Road.

For up-to-date traffic conditions during the event visit: or

For more information on the Pungo Strawberry Festival visit or call (757) 721-6001.

VDOT will lift lane closures to ease congestion over the holiday

RICHMOND, Va. – As the summer travel season begins, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is reminding motorists to stay focused on the road while heading to those first celebrations of summer.

VDOT will help make travel easier by suspending most highway work zones and lifting most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia from noon Friday, May 25 until noon Tuesday, May 29.

VDOT’s travel-trends map can help you time your travel around the times that have historically been congested.

While the lane closure lift is in effect for most areas, motorists may encounter semi-permanent work zones that remain in place during this time. A full listing of those lane closures can be found on VDOT’s website.


VDOT’s online, interactive travel-trends map shows peak congestion periods on Virginia interstates during the three previous Memorial Day holidays (2015-2017). While it can’t precisely predict when congestion will occur this year, it can help you plan travel around those times when roads have historically been busiest.

Based on past traffic data, periods of moderate to heavy congestion are expected to occur between noon and 6 p.m. on Friday and Monday, and during midday on Saturday and Sunday.

In addition, congestion has historically occurred on:

  • I-95 south and I-64 east from Saturday morning to Saturday afternoon
  • I-95 north and I-64 west on Monday from around noon to late evening


Be cautious behind the wheel. Your actions impact yourself, your passengers and everyone else on the road. Do your part in making travel safer for all:

  • Buckle up
  • Keep your eyes on the road
  • Take a break if you are drowsy
  • If you are a passenger, speak up if someone is driving distracted


VDOT’s 511 app offers information about construction, traffic, incidents and congestion as well as access to traffic cameras, weather and more. The free mobile VDOT 511 app is available online. Traffic information is also available at, or by calling 511 from any phone.

To report a road problem or get answers to your transportation questions, call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) around the clock.


  • I-64/I-264/I-564 HOV diamond lanes: Normal operating schedule/restrictions in place for HOV lanes and the Reversible Roadway Friday, May 25 through Sunday, May 27. Monday, May 28, HOV restrictions will be lifted on all HOV diamond lanes including the Express Lanes.
  • 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. If traveling 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.
  • Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) – Tune to 1680 AM to stay informed on Hampton Roads traffic, travel conditions and construction information.