Eastbound Downtown Tunnel closures begin

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