TRAFFIC ALERTS: Festival, ERT, and VDOT

By: Dana Woodson

Traffic Pattern Changes During 420ish Unity Festival on April 23rd and April 24th

The City of Portsmouth announces that adjusted traffic patterns will be in effect during the 420ish Unity Festival scheduled for Saturday, April 23rd, and Sunday, April 24th, at the Portsmouth Sportsplex, 1801 Portsmouth Boulevard.  On Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. until midnight, Portsmouth Boulevard will be closed from Frederick Boulevard to Beech Street.  All event parking should enter Portsmouth Boulevard from Frederick Boulevard.  The Portsmouth Police Department will control traffic around Portsmouth Boulevard and Frederick Boulevard in the vicinity of the Sportsplex.  Also, intermittent closure of the intersection of Portsmouth Boulevard at Frederick Boulevard is possible at times throughout the two days of the festival.  The festival will have on-site parking.  Residents in the adjacent communities should be aware that there could be increased festival traffic within the neighborhoods.  For minor traffic-related reports, please call the Police Non-Emergency number (757) 393-5300.

Full Closure in the Midtown Tunnel Westbound

US 58 West Midtown Tunnel: Full closure in the Midtown Tunnel westbound on Sunday, April 24th, from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.  For updates or more information, visit DriveERT.com

DriveERT WEEKLY LANE CLOSURE SCHEDULE

From Friday, April 22 to Friday, April 29

Below is a list of significant tunnel/lane closures for the Elizabeth River Crossings (ERC) facilities. All work is dependent upon weather conditions and closure dates are subject to change. For updates, follow us on Twitter @DriveERT.   

US 58 East Midtown Tunnel: Alternating lane closures in the Midtown Tunnel eastbound on Sunday, April 24 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. 
US 58 West Midtown Tunnel:
 Alternating lane closures in the Midtown Tunnel westbound on Sunday, April 24 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.
US 58 East Midtown Tunnel: Alternating lane closures in the Midtown Tunnel eastbound on Monday, April 25 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.
US 58 West Midtown Tunnel: Full closure in the Midtown Tunnel westbound on Sunday, April 24 from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning.

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I-264 East Downtown Tunnel: Alternating lane closures in the Downtown Tunnel eastbound on Sunday, April 24 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. 
I-264 West Downtown Tunnel:
 Alternating lane closures in the Downtown Tunnel westbound on Sunday, April 24 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

I-264 West Downtown Tunnel: Alternating lane closures in the Downtown Tunnel westbound on Tuesday, April 26 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.
I-264 East Downtown Tunnel: Alternating lane closures in the Downtown Tunnel eastbound on Wednesday, April 27 and Thursday, April 28 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning.

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I-264 East: Left lane closure on I-264 East from Frederick Blvd. to Effingham St. on Sunday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
I-264 West: Left lane closure on I-264 West from Effingham St. to Frederick Blvd. on Sunday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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US 58 East: Left lane closure on US 58 East from London Blvd. to a half-mile before the Midtown Tunnel eastbound on Sunday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
US 58 West: Left lane closure on US 58 West from a half-mile after the Midtown Tunnel westbound to London Blvd. on Sunday, April 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


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