US 58 SOUTH LONDON BLVD. OFF-RAMP CLOSES
JAN. 23 FOR CONSTRUCTION ON MLK EXTENSION
Ramp to remain closed for up to 12 months
PORTSMOUTH – The Elizabeth River Tunnels (ERT) Project team, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will temporarily close the London Blvd. off-ramp from US 58 South beginning Thursday, Jan. 23 for up to 12 months for construction activities on the Martin Luther King (MLK) Freeway Extension. The closure is necessary to reconstruct the US 58 South off-ramp to London Blvd. and build a temporary London Blvd. on-ramp to US 58 North in preparation for the next traffic configuration.
Initial work coinciding with this closure begins on Tuesday, Jan. 21 and includes removal of existing striping and installation of new striping on US 58 South and Route 164 East. Traffic traveling toward East London Blvd. will detour west on High St. to London Blvd.
Completion of the MLK Extension will create an efficient, connected transportation network, providing direct access between the Downtown and Midtown tunnels. Additionally, new changeable message signs on the MLK Extension will improve communication of traffic conditions to motorists.
A schedule of the closures and alternate routes can be found on DriveERT.com. Current lane closure information is available on VDOT’s weekly lane closure forecast. Due to the nature of construction, dates are subject to change.
Visit www.va511.org, call 511 or listen to Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) 1680 AM or call the VDOT Traffic Information Line at 757-361-3016 for current traffic and travel information.
Headquartered in Portsmouth, Virginia, Elizabeth River Crossings OpCo, LLC, is the private partner of the Virginia Department of Transportation for the design, construction, finance, operations and maintenance of the Elizabeth River Tunnels Project. For more information on the Elizabeth River Tunnels Project, visit www.DriveERT.com. Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/DriveERT.