VDOT News - Statewide
Jenny O’Quinn 804-357-6017
Jeff Stapleton 804-371-6026
April 15, 2019
VDOT LIFTING LANE CLOSURES TO EASE EASTER TRAVEL
511 app offers current traffic conditions and more
RICHMOND, Va. – If you have plans to travel for the Easter holiday, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) wants to make your trip a little easier by suspending most road closures from noon Friday, April 19, until noon Tuesday, April 23.
While lane closures will be lifted in most areas, drivers may encounter semi-permanent work zones that remain in place during this time. A full listing of those lane closures can be found on the VDOT website.
Put Safety First During Highway Safety Month
April is Highway Safety Month in Virginia, but safety should always be top of mind. What you do impacts others. Do your part in making travel safer for all:
- If you plan to drink, have a designated driver or use a ride service
- Buckle up
- Keep your eyes on the road
- Take a break if you are drowsy
- Don't drive distracted, and speak up if someone else is doing so
Real-time Information Traffic Info Is At Your Fingertips
VDOT's free mobile 511 app offers information about construction, traffic, incidents and congestion as well as access to traffic cameras, weather and more. Traffic information is also available at 511Virginia.org, or by calling 511 from any phone.
To report a road problem or get answers to your transportation questions, call VDOT’s Customer Service Center at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623) around the clock.
Northern Virginia High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Schedule And Other Information
All HOV restrictions on I-66 will operate on a normal schedule during the holiday travel period.
Go online to find directional schedules for the reversible 95 Express Lanes.
Hampton Roads HOV Schedule, Tunnels And Other Information
I-64/I-264/I-564 HOV diamond lanes and 64 Express Lanes: HOV 2+ restrictions are not enforced on Sundays. The 64 Express Lanes in Norfolk are free and open to all motorists outside of normal operating hours, including Sundays. Check here to learn more about the 64 Express Lanes.
Information in VDOT news releases was accurate at the time the release was published. For the most current information about projects or programs, please visit the project or program Web pages. You may find those by searching by keyword in the search Virginia DOT box above.