ERT updates Downtown Tunnel closure schedule

WAVY News
WAVY News

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Elizabeth River Tunnels has added closures of the westbound Downtown Tunnel for this week.

As crews continue rehabilitation work at the Downtown Tunnel, ERT will close the westbound tube (headed to Portsmouth) on Monday, July 28 and Tuesday, July 29 from 8 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning.

Single lane closures will take place this week on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday from 8 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning.

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.

Full weekend closures of the eastbound tube continue this Friday. The tunnel will close each scheduled weekend on Friday at 8 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m. The current schedule is as follows:

  • August 1-4
  • August 8-11
  • August 15-18
  • August 22-25
  • August 29-September 1: No scheduled closures
  • September 5-8

Single lane closures in the eastbound tube resume Monday, August 4 through Thursday, August 7 from 8 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning.

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

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