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Lesner Bridge to close for part of Tuesday morning due to commercial filming

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Posted at 8:28 PM, Jul 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-11 23:32:12-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Lesner Bridge will see "intermittent closures" for an hour and a half Tuesday morning as a commercial is filmed on the road, according to the Virginia Beach Police Department.

Beginning at 9 a.m., filming for a Navistar truck commercial will take place on the bridge. The filming is expected to conclude at 10:30 a.m., the VBPD said.

The road closure was announced Monday afternoon. According to the VBPD, the traffic management operations group was notified Monday morning of a special events and film office permit allowing the film company to shoot a commercial on the bridge.

Three off-duty VBPD officers will work the event and help with the flow of traffic.

Motorists are asked to expect delays. Drew Lankford with the City of Virginia Beach said if you're going to be traveling in the area between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., plan an alternate route before you leave the house and give yourself a few extra minutes.