CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) -- Chesapeake's North Landing Bridge is closed for four days so it can be fully repaired after it was hit by barges two separate times earlier this year.
The bridge closed to both vehicle traffic and coastal waterway traffic from 9 a.m. Tuesday, October 11 and is scheduled to reopen 4 p.m. Friday, October 14.
Officials with the Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, are working with representatives from Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, as well as the U.S. Coast Guard to coordinate detours, and notifying mariners of the impending closure.
Motorists traveling from Virginia Beach to Chesapeake will take: Indian River Road to Kempsville Road to Centerville Turnpike to Mount Pleasant Road.
Motorists traveling from Chesapeake to Virginia Beach will take: Centerville Turnpike to Kempsville Road to Indian River Road to Mount Pleasant Road.
The North Landing Bridge has been operating on a limited schedule since it was hit by a barge back on March 1. Openings were further restricted after a second barge hit the bridge June 4, further damaging the structure.
Once the repairs are complete, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expects the bridge to return to its normal operating schedule of opening every hour and half hour from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., and on demand at all times for commercial traffic after 7 p.m.