PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Elizabeth River Tunnels has begun rehabilitation work in the eastbound tube of the Downtown Tunnel, causing full weekend closures that will last into September.
The I-264 East tunnel will close each of the following weekends from Friday at 8 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m.:
- July 25-28
- August 1-4
- August 8-11
- August 15-18
- August 22-25
- September 5-8
There will be no closure over Labor Day Weekend. Single lane closures will occur Monday through Thursday from 8 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning.
To avoid delay, motorists can use any of these alternate routes:
- Midtown Tunnel via Effingham St.
- Interstate 64 High Rise Bridge
- Midtown Tunnel via Portsmouth Blvd.
- Route 13 Gilmerton Bridge
- South Norfolk Jordan Bridge (tolled)
The closure schedule could change — get the latest updates by visiting the ERT Rehabilitation Work website.