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Dec. 17, 2019



VDOT LIFTS LANE CLOSURES TO GET DRIVERS HO-HO-HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
VDOT provides traffic and travel information to plan ahead

RICHMOND, Va.When the weather outside is frightful, make year-end holiday travel more delightful, and safe, by planning ahead. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will make travel easier by suspending most highway work zones and lifting most lane closures on interstates and other major roads in Virginia for:

  • Christmas from noon on Tuesday, Dec. 24 until noon on Thursday, Dec. 26
  • New Year's from noon on Tuesday, Dec. 31 until noon on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020

While lane closures will be lifted in most locations, motorists may encounter semi-permanent work zones that remain in place during this time. A full listing of those lane closures can be found on VDOT’s website.

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NORTHERN VIRGINIA HIGH OCCUPANCY VEHICLE (HOV) SCHEDULE AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • All HOV restrictions on I-66 will be lifted on Christmas Day (Dec. 25) and New Year’s Day (Jan. 1, 2020).
  • Go online to find directional schedules for the reversible 95/395 Express Lanes.

HAMPTON ROADS HOV SCHEDULE, TUNNELS AND OTHER INFORMATION

  • I-64/I-264/I-564 HOV Diamond Lanes and 64 Express Lanes – HOV restrictions and express lanes tolls will be lifted on Dec. 25, 2019, and Jan. 1, 2020. The 64 Express Lanes in Norfolk may be used at no cost to motorists outside of normal operating hours. To learn more about the 64 Express Lanes, click here.

STAY SAFE

 Resolve to be present on the roads. Do your part to make travel safer for all:

  • If you plan to drink, have a designated driver
  • Buckle up and ensure children and car seats are secured
  • Slow down for snowy and icy roadways
  • Maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you
  • Use your signals for lane changes and turns
  • Keep an emergency preparedness kit in case of a breakdown in the cold
  • Don’t drive distracted, and speak up if someone else is doing so 

REAL-TIME 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 transportation questions, call VDOT’s Customer Service Center around the clock at 800-FOR-ROAD (800-367-7623).

                                                        

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