Another full weekend closure planned for Monitor Merrimac starting Friday

Posted at 8:42 AM, Oct 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-09 09:52:43-04

SUFFOLK, Va. - For a second weekend, there will be another directional closure of the Monitor Merrimac.

Starting as early as Friday night at 9 p.m., drivers won’t be able to take the northbound side of the Monitor Merrimac Bridge Tunnel/I-664.

Construction crews will have the northbound lanes blocked in Suffolk, and will not have it reopened until early Monday morning, around 5 a.m.

VDOT has noted the reason for the project as repaving operations along the bridge-tunnel system. They’ve also advised the construction will happen weather permitting.

The best alternates for northbound Monitor Merrimac during the closure are the James River Bridge or westbound I-64/HRBT. However, give yourself some extra time as there may be congestion - many other motorists will be detouring as well.