Schedule changes for Downtown tunnel closures


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Elizabeth River Tunnels has changed the schedule for closures at the Downtown Tunnel this summer.

The regular nighttime closures of I-264 West at the Downtown Tunnel from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. will continue from Tuesday, June 17 through Thursday, June 19. However, the closures scheduled for Friday through Thursday have been changed to the following:

  • Friday and Saturday, June 20 and 21: No closures
  • Sunday– Thursday, June 22 – June 26: single lane closures only, 8 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning
  • Friday and Saturday, June 27 and 28: full tunnel closures from 8 p.m. each night until 8 a.m. the following morning
  • Thursday through Sunday, July 3 – 6: No closures

The eastbound tunnel is not affected by the closures and will remain open to traffic.

Elizabeth River Tunnels is the private partner of the Virginia Department of Transportation. During the closures, ERT crews are conducting rehabilitation work on the westbound tunnel tube. Work will continue westbound through summer 2014, with the exception of holidays and contractually-designated event weekends.

Tunnel closure dates can change, but youc an get the latest updates on construction activities at the Downtown Tunnel by visiting the ERT Rehabilitation Work page.

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