Virginia Beach, Virginia 2021-06-07 12:18:01 –
Virginia Beach (WAVY) — The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel has reopened after a head-on collision in one of the tunnels on Monday morning.
Bridge tunnel personnel say three vehicles were involved in the Chesapeake tunnel and all north-south lanes were blocked for more than an hour. CBBT’s Twitter tweeted about the crash just before 11:30 am
The extent of the injury is currently unknown.
CBBT officials tweeted that the tunnel was expected to reopen within an hour at 12:39 and all lanes were reopened a few minutes later.
A 17.6 mile bridge and tunnel system connects Virginia Beach and Virginia’s Eastern Shore, with traffic flowing in opposite directions through the two tunnels.
However, the bridge tunnel is in process $ 756 Million Expansion This will eventually eliminate the opposite traffic in the tunnel. WAVY reported in October that the project was two years behind schedule. And now it is scheduled to be completed in mid 2024.
The expansion allows the tunnel to run parallel to the existing tunnel, leaving two lanes of traffic in the same direction.
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