Lauren Hansen 757-925-1660

April 5, 2012

Scheduled weekend closures to resume Friday, April 13

SUFFOLK– The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has temporarily suspended maintenance activities and related lane closures at area water crossings for the holiday weekend. All lanes will be open to traffic at the I-64 High Rise Bridge, the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel (MMMBT) and the Gilmerton Bridge.

Work is scheduled to resume next weekend at I-664 MMMBT in the southbound direction for paving operations. All southbound lanes will close on Friday, April 13, at 8 p.m. and reopen on Monday, April 16, by 6 a.m.

The Gilmerton Bridge has planned weekend construction activities on Friday, April 13 through Monday, April 16; Friday, April 27, through Monday, April 30; and Friday, May 11 through Monday, May 14. All lanes will close on Friday at 8 p.m. and reopen on Monday by 5 a.m.

Work on the I-64 east High Rise Bridge, toward Suffolk will no longer require weekend closures. Crews will complete any remaining work overnight during the week, which will require only single lane closures.

All maintenance operations will occur during periods with the least possible impact to motorists, while maintaining safe and efficient travel conditions throughout the area.  These scheduled maintenance activities are weather dependent. Crews will have detours in place for motorists who need to travel in these areas during the closure.

Motorists are encouraged to visit , call 511 or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 610 AM or call the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016 for current traffic and travel information.

For additional project information on the High Rise Bridge, please visit:

For additional project information on the MMMBT, please visit: tunnel_joint_repair.asp

For additional project information on the Gilmerton Bridge, please visit:


Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.

Page last modified: Oct. 17, 2012