Eastbound Downtown Tunnel closures begin

Graphic of alternate routes to the Downtown Tunnel provided by Elizabeth River Tunnels.

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:

The closure schedule could change — get the latest updates by visiting the ERT Rehabilitation Work website.

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