SEC VA MSIB 014-22 - Elizabeth River - I-64 High Rise Bridge - Waterway Closure

united states coast guard

Sector Virginia
Marine Safety Information Bulletin

(757) 374-3408

MSIB 014-22

January 10, 2022


Elizabeth River - I-64 High Rise Bridge Construction - Waterway Closure 


The Coast Guard has granted approval to Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to set the remaining girders in the center span of the new, fixed I-64 High Rise Bridge.  Heavy life equipment will occupy the navigational channel thus requiring complete closure of the navigational span during the below timeframes.


Closure dates/times are provided below:


To accommodate heavy construction equipment setting girders within the center span of the new fixed I-64 High Rise Bridge, the horizontal span of the New Fixed I-64 High Rise Bridge will be closed-to-navigation during (8) 16 - hour closures from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. on the following dates in January.

  • Thursday, January 13th.
  • Friday, January 14th.
  • Saturday, January 15th (contingency day)
  • Monday, January 17th.
  • Tuesday, January 18th.
  • Wednesday, January 19th (contingency day)
  • Thursday, January 27th.
  • Friday, January 28th.
  • Saturday, January 29th (contingency day)
  • Tuesday, February 1st.
  • Wednesday, February 2nd.
  • Thursday, February 3rd (contingency day)

The navigation span to I-64 High Rise Bridge, mile 7.1, in Chesapeake, VA will remain closed to navigation and will NOT be available for openings during the closure periods noted above. The navigation span beneath the new fixed I-64 High Rise Bridge will NOT be available for transit during closure periods.  Mariners should carefully consider transit plans outside of proposed closures and ALL contingency dates and use caution when transiting the area.  At all other times, the waterway will be open to navigation.  

This information will be published in the Fifth Coast Guard District's Local Notice to Mariners.

For any questions or concerns regarding this issue, please contact the United States Coast Guard Sector Virginia Waterways Management Division duty officer at 757-374-3408 or by email at