Hazardous Materials

Who do I contact at the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) about the regulation of hazardous materials?

The Virginia State Police enforces the regulations pertaining to the transportation of hazardous materials. Any questions regarding hazardous materials transportation can be forwarded to safety@vsp.virginia.gov.

VDOT only gets involved if hazardous materials are being transported through one of the six state-owned tunnels.

Who do I contact about transporting hazardous materials through a state-owned tunnel?

Contact VDOT at 800-367-7623. Report hazardous materials spills and incidents to CHEMTREC at 800-424-9300. That number is available 24 hours a day.

What are the six tunnels that are state-owned?

Tunnel Telephone Number
Big Walker Mountain Interstate 77 276-228-5571
East River Mountain I-77 276-928-1994
Elizabeth River-Downtown Interstate 264 757-494-2424
Elizabeth River-Midtown Route 58 757-683-8123
Hampton Roads Interstate 64 757-727-4832
Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge Interstate 664 757-247-2123


Where can I get more information about the transport of hazardous materials?

These websites should be helpful:


Page last modified: Nov. 9, 2021