No Downtown Tunnel closures this weekend

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PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Crews with the Elizabeth River Tunnels Project team and the Virginia Department of Transportation will close the Downtown Tunnel in coming months during rehabilitation work.

The full nightly tunnel closure of the westbound tube scheduled for Thursday night has been cancelled, but the single lane closure of the eastbound tube is still going forward.

Both directions of the tunnel will remain open for the holiday weekend.

The current closure schedule is as follows:

Westbound to Portsmouth — single lane closures, Wednesday and Thursday, Sept.3-4, from 8 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning.

Eastbound to Norfolk – Full direction closures:

  • Aug. 29-Sept. 1: No scheduled closures
  • Sept. 5-8: No scheduled closures
  • Sept. 12-15: Closed Friday at 8 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m.
  • Sept. 19-21: Closed Friday at 8 p.m. until Monday at 5 a.m.

Eastbound to Norfolk — single lane closures: Tuesday through Thursday, Sept. 2-4 from 8 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning.

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