Midtown Tunnel To Close For Foot Traffic Safety

You won’t be able to drive through the westbound Midtown Tunnel Saturday morning so foot traffic can get through it instead.

The tunnel will be closed Aug. 27 from 6 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. for the ERT Midtown Tunnel 5K Run/Walk. If you need to get to Portsmouth from Norfolk during that time, use the I-264 Downtown Tunnel instead. There will be detour signs posted.

The 5K run will take the approximately 400 participants 90 feet under the Elizabeth River. The inaugural run helps celebrate the opening of the new westbound Midtown Tunnel.

Click here for race details

The Midtown Tunnel eastbound tube will remain open until noon Saturday, but will be closed from noon, Aug. 27 through 5 a.m. on Monday because of planned ongoing construction work.

A schedule of construction-related closures and alternate routes can be found on DriveERT.com.

5k map