I64 east bound inspection station

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Plumberboy2011, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. Plumberboy2011

    Plumberboy2011 Bobtail Member

    Aug 18, 2016
    I was wondering if the lights aren't flashing on the sign you don't have to enter the inspection station right before the tunnel on I64 in Hampton, VA. Because it looked like someone was in the booth but the sign lights weren't flashing and the sign I noticed as I'm driving by said it was open 24 hours
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  3. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    High Point NC
    It's manned 24-7 for the vehicles that do have to pull in there.....but no unless it's flashing you don't enter
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  4. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

    Dec 17, 2010
    Ainigriv Notpmah
    I live close to this area and to be honest I have not paid much attention to it. In the case of east bound the bridge tunnel is a foot higher then the west bound and I think their primary goal is keeping prohibited hazmat out of the HRBT. I am not sure but I don't think the officers that man the stations are even DOT enforcement officers.
  5. cglascoe01

    cglascoe01 Bobtail Member

    Jul 27, 2012
    East coast
    They aren't DOT officers they work for the tunnel. You only have to stop if you are hauling hazmat, or your. Oversize, I think 10'6" wide or more. The only other reason to pull in is if your over height,the the look lights come on and you must pull in.
  6. lfod14

    lfod14 Road Train Member

    Jan 9, 2014
    Nope, you only stop if you have HM or if the lights are flashing. I trigger their height warning all the time and when I pull in (as I'm dumping my bags) the 2nd alarm doesn't go off and I go right through :)
  7. Driver0000

    Driver0000 Medium Load Member

    Jun 26, 2016
    That's funny. I was told to dump my airbags before the alarms and leave them down until I'm through the tunnel. I'm pulling a standard 53' but I guess it just barely triggers the alarms.
  8. Evomalo

    Evomalo Road Train Member

    Apr 7, 2013
    I used to work there. Why did I give up that easy job? I was a tow truck driver but I also would work the over height stations when short handed.

    Now I'm a truck driver. Truck driver is a hard job to leave because it's hard to get a job making as much money.
  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
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