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Lauren Hansen 757-925-1660
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HRO-59653

Aug. 29, 2012



MULTIPLE WATER CROSSINGS TO CLOSE FOR MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS
Motorists should use detours in place and anticipate delays

SUFFOLK– The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will close multiple lanes at a variety of water crossings over the next two months. Numerous projects are scheduled for maintenance activities and closures will begin after Labor Day.

All eastbound lanes of the Interstate 64 Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) will be closed beginning the weekend of Sept.14, 2012, for paving operations. For three consecutive weekends, motorists are advised to use the Interstate 664 Monitor-Merrimac Memorial
Bridge-Tunnel (MMMBT) as an alternate route. A signed detour will be in place. Weekend closures are scheduled as follows:

• Friday, Sept. 14, beginning at 9 p.m. until Monday, Sept.17, at 5 a.m.
• Friday, Sept. 21, beginning at 9 p.m. until Monday, Sept. 24, at 5 a.m.
• Friday, Sept.  28, beginning at 9 p.m. until Monday Oct. 1, at 5 a.m. (Rain Date)

The Route 17 James River Bridge southbound lanes will close for five consecutive weekends so crews can begin replacing the bridge grid deck. Beginning on Friday, Sept. 14, crews will close all southbound lanes. Upon completion of work on the southbound lanes, crews will close the northbound lanes for four consecutive weekends. Motorists are advised to use the MMMBT as an alternate route. The weekend closure schedule is as follows:

• Friday, Sept.  14, beginning at 9 p.m. until Monday, Sept. 17, at 5 a.m.
• Friday, Sept.  21, beginning at 9 p.m. until Monday, Sept.  24, at 5 a.m.
• Friday, Sept.  28, beginning at 9 p.m. until Monday, Oct. 1, at 5 a.m.
• Friday, Oct. 5, beginning at 9 p.m. until Monday, Oct. 8, at 5 a.m.
• Friday, Oct. 12, beginning at 9 p.m. until Monday, Oct.15, at 5 a.m.

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.

VDOT has begun an aggressive outreach campaign that encompasses billboards, radio and television spots on local stations, social media platforms, and print ads in various daily and weekly publications.

Motorists are encouraged to call 511 or the Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016, visit www.511virginia.org, or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680 AM for current traffic and travel information.

For additional project information please visit:
http://www.virginiadot.org/projects/hampton%20roads/default.asp



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