First Warning Traffic – Weekend road closures in Va Beach, toll increases and bridge openings

BRIDGE OPENINGS:

Coleman Bridge 9:00 AM & 3:00 PM

High Rise Bridge 10:45 AM

VIRGINIA BEACH: a section of Indian River Road will be closed this weekend

Saturday, November 10 at 7 a.m., Indian River Road between Danali Lane and Osprey Landing Court will be closed so that crews can install storm drainage pipe. Through traffic will not be allowed to travel north of the western Indian River Road and Elbow Road intersection or the travel south of the Indian River Road and Independence Boulevard intersection.

The work is expected to last through the weekend and be completed by Monday, November 12, at 5 a.m.

BAKER ROAD between Northampton Boulevard and Ward Avenue will be closed this Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 8 a.m. through Sunday, November 11 at 6 p.m. for utility work. Traffic will be re-routed to Diamond Springs Road.

NEWTOWN ROAD:  south will be closed at the I-264 overpass for as many as three weekends in November for sewer line replacement. A signed detour to Center Drive will be in place. The detour is scheduled to be in place during the following times: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12

2019 TOLL RATES

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Tolls at the Downtown and Midtown Tunnels will increase January 1, 2019, according to a release by DriveERT.

Prices for passenger and heavy vehicles will slide based on peak hours, and are reduced for E-ZPass users.

The new prices will be:

Passenger vehicles (two axles, includes motorcycles)

Monday-Friday non-peak times (midnight to 5:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. to midnight)

  • E-ZPass: $1.79
  • Registered pay by plate: $3.57
  • Unregistered pay by plate: $5.35

Monday-Friday peak times (5:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

  • E-ZPass: $2.20
  • Registered pay by plate: $3.98
  • Unregistered pay by plate: $5.76

Heavy vehicles (three or more axles, includes cars with trailers)

Monday-Friday non-peak times (midnight to 5:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. to midnight)

  • E-ZPass: $5.36
  • Registered pay by plate: $7.14
  • Unregistered pay by plate: $8.92

Monday-Friday peak times (5:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)

  • E-ZPass: $8.80
  • Registered pay by plate: $10.58
  • Unregistered pay by plate: $12.36

Off-peak rates apply on weekends and holidays.

According to DriveERT, the toll increase is in accordance with an agreement between Elizabeth River Crossings OpCo, LLC and the Virginia Department of Transportation.

HAMPTON ROADS CLOSURES ON WATER CROSSINGS, INTERSTATES AND NOTABLE DETOURS
For the week of November 11-17
NOTE: This list covers full closures of interstates, ramps, bridges and primary roads, and single-lane closures at the bridge-tunnels and the Berkley, High Rise and James River bridges. For information on the many other lane closures necessary for maintenance and construction throughout Hampton Roads, visit 511Virginia, download the 511 smartphone app, dial 511 or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680AM.
Bridges/Tunnels:
Berkley Bridge, I-264
  • Single-lane closures west November 15, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
High Rise Bridge, I-64
  • Single-lane closures east/west November 11, 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Single-lane closures west November 11-12, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
James River Bridge, Route 17
  • Single-lane closures north November 12-15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Single-lane closures south November 12-16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
George P. Coleman Bridge, Route 17
  • Single-lane closures north/south November 13-16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. .
Downtown Tunnel, I-264
  • Full tunnel closure I-264 east November 18, 8 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Segment II
  • Full ramp closures on I-64 with signed detours in place, on November 11-15, as follows:
  • I-64 east and west to Route 60/Busch Gardens (exit 243A), as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • I-64 east and west to Route 143 (exit 243B), as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Route 60 on-ramp to I-64 east and west, as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • I-64 east and west to Route 199 west (exit 242A), as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • I-64 east and west to Route 199 east (exit 242B), as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Route 199 east and west on-ramps to I-64 east and west, as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • I-64 east and west to Yorktown Road/Jefferson Avenue (exit 247), as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Jefferson Avenue (Route 143) on-ramps to I-64 east and west, as early as 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Yorktown Road (Route 238) on-ramp to I-64 east, as early as 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
**Detour signs will be in place. All ramps will not be closed at the same time to maintain access to the detour routes.
Segment III:
  • Starting overnight on November 11-15, westbound traffic shifts will continue on I-64 between the Queens Creek bridges (mile marker 239) and the western limits of the Segment III Project, approximately 1 mile west of Route 199/Lightfoot (exit 234), weather permitting. Traffic will be shifted to the outside lane and shoulder to allow for clearing in the median and construction of the new travel lane.
  • A consecutive, long-term full ramp closure on Route 143 Merrimac Trail north to I-64 west will begin at 7 p.m. on November 14. Traffic will follow detour signage in place directing motorists to the Route 143 south on-ramp to I-64 west during the closure.
Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel:
  • Single-lane closure west/east at the HRBT and Willoughby bridges;
  • November 11-15, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • November 16, 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • November 17, 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
I-64 Express Lanes: Full closures in both directions.
  • November 12, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • November 13-16, 10 a.m. to noon
  • November 13-16, 8 p.m. to 3 a.m.
  • November 17, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
I-64/I-264 Interchange Improvements
  • I-264 east ramp (exit 15A) to Newtown Rd. will be closed for up to 15 minutes on November 13-17 between 12:01 a.m. and 4 a.m.
  • Newtown Rd. south is closed under I-264 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. weeknights through mid-November. Signed detours are in place.
  • Full weekend closures of Newtown Road south at the I-264 overpass 7 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, Nov. 9-12 and Nov. 16-19.
  • The left turn onto Center Dr. from Newtown Rd. north closed until mid-November for utility relocation work at Newtown Rd. Motorists will also be restricted from turning left out of Center Dr. onto Newtown Rd. north. Signed detours will be in place for both movements.
I-664, Monitor-Merrimac Bridge-Tunnel:
  • Single-lane closure north/south November 15, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. *only if work at the HRBT.
I-564, Norfolk:
  • I-564 east/west at the Runway Tunnel, two 20-minute stoppages November 12-16 between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m. each night.
  • I-564 east at the Runway Tunnel dual-lane closure November 12-16, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.
  • I-564 east from the Runway Tunnel to I-64 dual-lane closures November 12-16, 7 p.m. to midnight.
  • I-564 west from I-64 to Terminal Blvd. single-lane closure November 12-17, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • I-564 west at the Runway Tunnel dual-lane closures November 12-16, 7 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.
Elizabeth River Tunnels (Downtown/Midtown tunnels): Go to Elizabeth River Tunnels for maintenance schedules on the Downtown Tunnel (I-264), Midtown Tunnel (U.S. 58).