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Eastbound lanes of Downtown Tunnel closed Sunday night for routine maintenance

264 Downtown Tunnel East Bound
Posted at 9:24 AM, Sep 10, 2021

NORFOLK, Va. - If you need to get between Portsmouth and Norfolk Sunday night, avoid the Downtown Tunnel, as the eastbound lanes will be fully shut down while maintenance is performed on the overhead jet fans.

According to Elizabeth River Crossings, crews will be conducting routine maintenance from 8 p.m. Sunday through 4 a.m. Monday.

The maintenance work and inspections are to make sure driving through the tunnel system is safe.

The ERA suggests motorists use eastbound US-58 (Midtown Tunnel) instead.