Does the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel utilize any form of electronic toll collection, such as E-ZPass?
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel began accepting E-ZPass on November 1, 2007. All toll lanes are equipped to accept E-ZPass; however, the two far left lanes are E-ZPass only for cars and pick-up trucks. For more information, please click here.
Beginning January 1, 2014, all toll discounts available for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel will be offered to EZPass customers only.
What other forms of payment are accepted by the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel?
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel accepts cash, credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express), in addition to E-ZPass. But remember, all discounts require the use of E-ZPass!
Why are all toll lanes at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel gated?
Certain situations that are unique to the CBBT have required the installation of a gated system so that vehicles can be stopped if necessary. For complete details, please click here.
During inclement weather conditions, how can I find out if the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel is closed or restricting traffic?
Any questions regarding weather or traffic conditions on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel can be answered by calling 757.331.2960 at any time, year round.
For up-to-date traffic and weather conditions on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, follow us on Twitter @FollowTheGulls. For more information, please click here.
To meet the growing trend of information on mobile devices, VDOT has also introduced a 511 smartphone application. To obtain information pertaining to surrounding road conditions and traffic problems throughout Virginia as well as to download the app, visit www.511Virginia.org and enroll for email or mobile alerts.
For more information regarding wind restrictions on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, click here.
Does the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel offer discounts to frequent travelers?
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel offers a 24-hour roundtrip toll reduction for passenger vehicles (see toll schedule).
In January 2014, a commuter toll rate was implemented for all CBBT travelers who make 30 or more one-way trips in a 30-day period. The use of E-ZPass is required. For more information on this 30/30 Discount Class, please click here.
Additional toll discounts were introduced in January 2014 that affect passenger vehicles towing one, two or three-axle trailers as well as two-axle, six-tire vehicles that are less than 8′ in height. (see toll schedule)
How do I get to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel?
For driving directions, please click here.
Does the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel offer assistance to customers who have a phobia of driving across the facility?
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel District offers a driver’s assistance program. The Police Department arranges for an employee to drive a customer’s personal vehicle across the Bridge-Tunnel when a customer has a phobia of heights, bridges, tunnels, etc. This service is provided to pre-empt an unsafe customer incident from occurring due to any phobia which may present itself when driving across the facility.
This service is offered to customers traveling in either an automobile, van, SUV, or pickup truck at no additional cost to the customer. The District utilizes personnel who have other specific duties to perform. Delays for this service can be expected depending on the day of the week, the calendar season and potential events occurring on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.
Customers must make arrangements in advance for this service and may do so by contacting the Police Department at (757) 331.2960 to arrange for an escort.