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Posted on: April 14, 2021

[ARCHIVED] VDOT to Conduct Repairs at the HRBT This Weekend

An 8-hour closure on I-64 west is scheduled to support repairs of the tide gate system in the westbound tunnel

SUFFOLK – The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close I-64 west at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) beginning at 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, through 6 a.m. on Sunday, April 18, to conduct repairs of the tide gate system.  

Motorists on I-64 west should avoid the HRBT during the closure and are encouraged to use the I-664 Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel as an alternate route. A detour at the 4th View exit ramp will direct westbound traffic onto I-64 east beginning at 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 17. The closure will be lifted at 6 a.m. on Sunday, April 18. 

There are no plans to close the HRBT to eastbound traffic.  

Testing of the tide gate system will take place later this year.  

Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel

Saturday, April 17 into Sunday, April 18

  • 10:00 p.m. to 6 a.m. – all westbound traffic will be redirected
  • I-64 east will remain open to traffic 

For additional travel alerts, motorists are encouraged to follow @VaDOTHR on Twitter, visit, call 511 or the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016, or download Virginia’s free 511 mobile app